Three years ago, brilliant student Steve Brinkley was dismissed in disgrace from M.I.T. and charged with numerous federal crimes for a naive mistake in judgment. It made national news for days. The charges were eventually dropped, but the damage had been done: no other reputable school would touch him. Eventually a small college in southern Illinois gave him a second chance and now he hopes to salvage his reputation by winning an engineering competition.
Together, he and three other students create and patent a new manufacturing process which will undoubtedly revolutionize all manufacturing worldwide. But an ownership rights battle erupts.
At the height of the controversy, one of the students is brutally murdered and the only suspect appears to be Steve. His only chance is to find the real killer before the authorities find him.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
...was a "rocket scientist" and R&D officer for the US's Ballistic Missile Office.
...consulted with a Washington DC engineering firm, designing airports worldwide.
...developed software for the aerospace industry, including equity claim coding for distribution of over $400M in bankruptcy claims to the pilots and extensive work with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
...is an inventor and owner of two patents, one the result of his work as a visiting corporate advisor to the bioengineering department at NC State University.
...is an airline pilot with over 15,000 hours of flying in his log book. He holds type ratings in the Bae3201, EMB-120, A319/A320 Airbus, and the A330 Airbus. He has flown many other aircraft, including corporate jets, executive charters, organ transplant "life" flights, commuter/regional turboprop aircraft and the Douglas DC-9 and Boeing 757. He has thousands of hours flying the Airbus A-319/320 and A-330. He is currently flying worldwide in the 747 jumbo wide-body airliner.
...was a member of the Pilot Merger Committee for the NWA/Delta Airlines merger.
...holds over a dozen software copyrights ranging from satellite tracking to music production to aviation management, one being the most popular software of its kind in the country.
...is a managing partner with Cerventis, LLC, and head of the design team of the MusicJam mixer for the iPod.
...is an avid but wholly untalented guitar player, playing in various unknown bands such as Sarah's Uncles, Maroon78, and Stimulus.
...is married with one daughter, who recently graduated from Harvard and is attending medical school.