In 2013, Nabisco’s Oreo generated over two billion dollars in revenue worldwide. In the decades since, its fortunes have only grown larger. Low carb, gluten free, and pure organic diet trends did nothing to slow the frosting sandwich juggernaut.
That was until a scientist baker, working in a secret lab, developed a recipe that threatens to take Oreo’s crown – a cookie so valuable that when the baker is murdered, nation-status corporations risk war to find and recover the prototype batch. A shape-shifting mercenary races against a corporate police officer forced by internal politics to be more interested in locating the cookies than investigating the murder of a citizen employee.
Free of the legal restrictions once imposed by weakened traditional governments, corporate states redraw maps and enforce their own law to claim the four billion dollar prize in a story of corporate power, personal identity, and moral flexibility.
About the Author
D. Clarence Snyder is a retired Master Sergeant and unabashed nerd. His previous work includes uncredited technical articles; several issues of the comic book series The Tick; and an infrequently updated blog and web comic.