"AN INSTANT CLASSIC" — ReadersFavorite.com
“YA SCIENCE FICTION AT ITS FINEST” – Chanticleer Reviews
"AN INTELLIGENT, INSPIRING ADVENTURE" — Kirkus Reviews
"THIS SERIES HAS A CHANCE TO MAKE IT BIG" — SFReader
It's been sixteen years since a reclusive child prodigy brought civility back to the digital world with the release of an AI based computer that required a simple "please" and "thank you" to function fully. Now he is about to unleash a new technology that could threaten the world.
Two teens and a female reporter are drawn into an exciting and dangerous adventure. Cameron Rush and Rosa Costas are best friends, even though they have never met in person. Cameron lives in Troy, a small town in Wisconsin, while Rosa lives on a ranch outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cameron's schoolmates call him boring. He's an A/B student, second-seat trumpet in the school band, fourth-string halfback, and tenth-man on the basketball team. He is unbelievably meek and takes grief for it from others. He likes a challenge.
At 5'-1", Rosa Costas is vivacious and petite. She is as outgoing as Cameron is meek. A friend once described her as "a hundred-pound package wrapped in a ton of personality." Rosa is also deceptively tough. Her mantel full of rodeo trophies attests to this fact. On the weekends and during vacations, she works as a cowgirl on a ranch. She is adept at languages and, like Cameron, enjoys solving puzzles and overcoming challenges.
Meagan Fletcher, technology reporter for the World Broadband Network, has never named her multiCom AI. Because she knows the potential dangers technology can pose, she prefers to use her multiCom in manual mode, bypassing the AI altogether. She doesn't trust it--and she trusts GundTech even less. It is a company that seems too good to be true. Meagan is on a mission to expose the mysterious inventor behind GundTech and discover the computer company's true intent.
As Rosa, Cameron, and Meagan race toward their destiny, they are oblivious to the dangers that lie ahead.
About the Author
For the last 20 years, he has been writing for the education market, completing more than 1,200 lessons, interactive modules, and educational video scripts, most for the world's largest education company, Pearson. Shaw also hosted live educational broadcasts into K-12 classrooms across the country.
His education writing experience instilled in him a concern for the reluctant male reader, which is now a part of his writing DNA. It also led Shaw to found The Spectrum Children's Book Club in 1996. The website, which was cited in The Chronicle for Higher Education, ran for over a decade. It reviewed books and published short stories by such writers as Bruce Coville, David Lubar, Orson Scott Card, and Pete Hautman.
Shaw's goal is to write YA fiction that can entertains, enlightens, and appeals to both boys and girls. He is the author of two YA science fiction series: Neworld Papers and From the Shadows [ISBN: 978-0-692-97715-6] and numerous short stories. Shadows started as a web series on the Spectrum and drew more than 20,000 readers.