Hans returned from the Great War, haunted. Not only by the horrors of the trenches, but haunted by visions of a more terrifying war to come. Would the parties and parades of Carnival 1919 offer him love and hope? Or doom him and his country to the devastation he foresaw?More info →
In its off-line data vault in Vienna, the biotech company Katalysis hid a gene therapy technology that could cure diseases and remake people into strange new forms. Could two young American hackers, and a jaded European agent, work together to penetrate the company's vault and release that new tech...More info →
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 →
Another day at the office for Ursula. Until bad boy Ranger, her first boyfriend, called. He hadn’t talked to her in years.
Because he was dead.
He told an unbelievable story. About making things right. And a buried fortune at a place they both knew well.
A hoax. Obviously. Though who else ever called her bodacious?
Was that why she checked satellite images of the place, and shopped for a shovel and a metal detector?
And if she dug up a buried fortune, what then?More info →
A Writers of the Future semi-finalist
A multi-millionaire heiress commits suicide after a biotech company implants an experimental treatment device in her brain. Her grieving, lawyer husband sues the company for millions more.
In comes a private investigator, ex-cop Albert Jimenez. Hired by the biotech company to dig up dirt on the "grieving" husband. Albert expected the usual: greed, a mistress, emotional manipulation, a marriage on the rocks.
Instead he found something far more sinister.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 →