Amer earned a very lucrative living by protecting large corporations from terrorist attacks... and investing wisely, through short sales and put options, on companies that failed to heed his offered protection.
But Amer's success brought challenges.
Not from disgruntled clients.
Not from Federal regulators.
From entrepreneurs eager to disrupt his highly profitable industry.More info →
With advanced biomedicine banned in the United States, rich and powerful Americans traveled to India to extend their lifespans and augment their bodies and minds.So too did Americans who wanted wealth and power. Middle-class, middle-aged Americans like Liam Kleinschmidt and his wife.More info →
Entering the last game of the season, Cooper could be the first player since Ted Williams a century ago to bat .400 -- thanks to secret biotechnology giving him superior vision. Riches awaited in free agency. But would Cooper rather sign a contract for half a billion dollars? Or win a World Series?More info →
Fakes. Johan's newly purchased antique Barcelona chairs came fresh from an asteroid factory, not from the prior century on distant Earth. Facing his wife's anger, risking their friends' scorn, could he use an interplanetary crisis to turn the tables—and chairs?
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At the start of the basketball season, Coach Huffman expected the usual from his St. Louis Spiders—bickering stars and missed playoffs. The team's new owner, a pharmaceutical tycoon, planned to turn things around by giving new meaning to "team chemistry." But even if all the Spiders' players took ...
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After Marcus joined Coronado's crew, the ship set off on a mission promising huge profits: harvesting helium from the sun to deliver to the Venus terraforming project. But the promise of profit existed because Venus' enemies, forces from the moons of Jupiter, hunted and destroyed helium haulers ...More info →