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Of Mice and Hitmen (The Day Eight Series Part 2) Kindle Edition

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Ray Mazza, like all life, was born of stardust from the echoes of a supernova. Then he grew up in Connecticut, which was nearly as glamorous, before taking root in the Silicon Valley with his wife.

He holds degrees in Computer Science and Physics from Colby College, as well as a Master of Entertainment Technology degree from Carnegie Mellon. His technical background and entertainment degree both heavily influence his novels.

When Ray isn't writing, he's the creative director of hit video games. His favorite game that he's developed is The Sims 3.

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  • File Size: 737 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475188021
  • Publication Date: March 2, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GOD5W8
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Ray Mazza, like all life, was born of stardust from the echoes of a supernova. Then he grew up in Connecticut, which was nearly as glamorous, before taking root in the Silicon Valley with his wife.

He holds degrees in Computer Science and Physics from Colby College, as well as a Master of Entertainment Technology degree from Carnegie Mellon. His technical background and entertainment degree both heavily influence his novels.

When Ray isn't writing, he's the lead designer and creative director of hit video games. His favorite game that he's developed is The Sims 3.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Troy Moppin III on April 1, 2012
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This is a must read for any fan of what I like to call "realistic science fiction" meaning that while we might not have the technology now, it is very possible in the very near future.

After the aggravating end to the first book The Reborn (The Day Eight Series Part 1) (note: aggravating in the best possible way) this book picks up literally in the next instant. And of the three books this is my favorite. This one I read through in one setting, and has some of the most stunning visuals.... that's right I said visuals, I have ever read. The perfect storm of writing that brings the pages to life. I don't want to spoil anything for you so I will end on this note.

If you have ever enjoyed the works of Micheal Chricton or even Stephen King then this series is for you. A non stop thrill for beginning to end. I almost had callouses on my fingers from flicking my screen
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DWD's Reviews VINE VOICE on July 17, 2012
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Yesterday, I posted a review of Book 1 of this series ( The Reborn ) and I wrote a lengthy rave review. I am not going to go into all of that here. Suffice it to say, I really liked Book 1.

Of Mice and Hitmen is where the series really hits its stride. In Book 1, programmer Trevor Leighton discovers that his employer, a tech firm called Day Eight, has created simulated human life in a computer. Not just Artificial Intelligence, but simulated life write down to the cellular level. These computerized people are called simulants.

Trevor has already met one fairly simple version of the simulant program, a simulant 1.0 if you will. In Book 2 he meets Ezra, the most updated version of the simulant program. She lives in an accelerated world, programmed to go faster so that she can complete projects in the real world quicker. Her name is Ezra, which is an odd name for a female, but it means "helper" in Hebrew and she is being used to work on any number of projects for Day Eight - new computers, cures for illnesses, etc. She has lived for thousands of years in her simulated world and is far smarter than any human being has ever been in terms of raw knowledge.

But, there is another, darker purpose as well. Leighton senses this and narrowly escapes an attempt on his life. When a series of political assassinations change the results of elections, Leighton works to figure out how Day Eight, Ezra and the political chaos are all tied together while he is on the run.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on March 17, 2012
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The pieces of the puzzle established in part 1 (The Reborn (The Day Eight Series Part 1)) shift into hyperdrive for part 2.

This is a fun and fast-paced story that made me excited about the future of technology in the same way that books like 'Snow Crash' and 'Daemon' did.

I recommend this series to anyone who is interested in how technology is shaping our world and the amazing possibilities that the future holds for us.

I can't wait for part 3!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 13, 2013
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I have to say that the development of Ezra in this part of the story was really well done. I enjoyed it even more than the first part and could not wait to get to the final book. It takes some talent to write about an entity like Ezra and the author has plenty of that. Great Job!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ira on May 9, 2012
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I had the pleasure of reading a pre-release version of all three books, and I literally couldn't put it down. As another reviewer experienced, I also had some sleepless nights because this story is just too good to stop reading.

Mazza sets his story in a world just like our own, with powerful technology and key people that have the power and influence to change the course of humanity. Mazza writes convincingly about far away places, interpersonal drama, political intrigues, and action sequences. I know few writers who have the breadth of writing skill to cover all those bases, especially in a single story. And apparently this is Mazza's first set of novels!

The exact genre of this book is tricky to describe concisely, though I think "techno-thriller" is relatively accurate. If you've also read Daemon or Freedom(tm), you'll know what I mean.

I wholeheartedly recommend this series to anyone, and especially to fans of sci-fi, technology/computers, or thrillers. 5 stars!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By illreadanything on September 7, 2012
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I just finished the Day Eight series after devouring it in just a few days. I got the first part for free on Amazon and then got the other 2 off Amazon as well. I have to say, very well done! This should have been published through conventional means as I could see it on the bestseller list. Thanks for the insightful read and journey.

I really can't say enough about this series. I am about to leave on vacation and will probably read it all over again.

Kim
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sassafrass Pedullah on April 6, 2013
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This book was VERY enjoyable and an improvement over the first in the series. I read all kinds of different books and this flowed well with the story, while taking a very interesting perspective on a possible explanation for technological advances. I don't want to spoil this for anyone so I won't reveal any parts of the story. I strongly recommend reading this book and the series. You will not be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael on March 10, 2014
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I very much enjoyed the second book and could only contain myself until I received the third part. I enjoyed the book and It gave me something to think about. I Liked it.
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