From the author of Cold Star and Tule Fog comes the suspense thriller Shiny Lies.
Aydin and his sidekick Phil survive another attempt on their lives — now they must uncover who, and why, someone wants Aydin dead.
Espionage, counterespionage, and advanced technology are the reality. A family history of deceit adds to the nitty-gritties in Aydin's search for the threat.
A long-con deal goes wrong, leading to his insight.
"People are shooting at me because they think I created the next level of artificial intelligence."
Aydin learns that he and his estranged wife, Allison, are unwilling participants in a decade's-long experiment. Assassins hired to take the technology, and ensure Aydin and Allison's past stays hidden, never stop coming. Can Aydin keep his AI out of enemy hands and his family's secret safe?
"Level Three Security Protocol is enabled: Voice authentication, retina scan, and DNA validation."
"DNA? On-demand? How the hell will she, your AI, do that?"
"That, Phil, is something you do not want to know. On-demand DNA is the Holy Grail of security authentication."
Aydin knows he can't keep everyone alive. Allison's father, Pops is happy to: Let them all die.
Phil is sure this is not the last mission: Two weeks. We couldn't make it two weeks without someone trying to kill us.
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About the Author
Fortunately, in secondary school, my interest in reading was sparked. A close friend and an instructor, who took interest in a boy he later called ‘The rebel without a clue.,’ were instrumental in my learning the value of a good book. Both piqued my interest in reading.
My lifelong friend inspired me to read J.R.R. Tolkien and I became addicted to the fantasy genre. The instructor required I read interesting historical novels for academic credit. Frank Norris, Leon Uris, and Ken Follett are inspirations and fuel my love of history.
Born to a military family, it was logical that I follow the military tradition. However, after four years of “yes sirs” and scraping the wax off floors I decided there must be more fun in a corporate career.
Thirty plus years of work experiences across the globe, the corporate career landed me in Colorado, where I live with my wife and I can be close to my children and grandchildren.