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The Nano Experiment [Kindle Edition]

Richard Brawer
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Book Description

At fifteen, Eileen Robinson lives in an ideal, middle class African-American family in Houston, Texas. When her father is murdered, an innocent victim in a drive by shooting, her sheltered life spirals downward into gloom. Her once stay-at-home mother is forced to go to work cleaning offices at night. Instead of enjoying her carefree teenage years hanging with her friends, Eileen is relegated to babysitting her two younger sisters. One night she sneaks out on them. Trying to cook something, they die in a fire.

Tormented and wanting to kill herself, Eileen runs away from home. Befriended by a drug dealer, she moves in with him. At twenty-one she is a single mother of two, falsely convicted of killing a state senator’s son. At thirty-two she is executed. Or is she?


“A fast paced thriller” “Thought provoking” “Twisting Action” “Spirited Prose” “Authentic Dialogue” “A sympathetic Character” “A strong female Protagonist” “A Real Winner” “A Dam Good Story”

Read the full reviews at my website: www.silklegacy

“The Nano Experiment” was previously published as Beyond Guilty. Unfortunately the publisher has gone out of business so I had to republish the book as “The Nano Experiment” with a new cover because, as per, “When a detail page ( a book) is created, it becomes a permanent catalog page on that will remain even if the creator’s inventory sells out or the book is delisted.”

Thus Beyond Guilty will still show up on but that title is no longer available. Please search Kindle books for “The Nano Experiment” to find this book.

Product Details

  • File Size: 852 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Richard Brawer; 2 edition (July 20, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #757,527 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hang onto your hat for a hell of a ride... August 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Writing a novel successfully from varying points of view is difficult enough (especially when the central character is not only that of a person of a different ethnicity but also one's opposing gender), yet that is exactly what author Richard Brawer has so successfully done in the Nano Experiment.
This fast-paced thriller tackles both the world of high-powered drug companies and the politically-charged issue of the death penalty with equal panache, combining the two into a riveting story.
Without giving too much away, suffice it to say that
Eileen Robinson, a middle-class African-American woman sentenced to be executed and Mark Chetney, a convicted serial killer, similarly destined, have more in common than one might imagine. To learn more, however, you'll just have to read the book, but I assure you that you won't be disappointed. I look forward to reading more from this author. Excellent job, Mr. Brawer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story, but not what I expected. February 12, 2014
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With a title like "The Nano Experiment", I expected much more of a science fiction flare. Instead, I got a compelling drama about injustice, right, wrong, the importance of family, and the dangers of too much power. Had I been expecting that story, this would have been immensely satisfying. Unfortunately for me, I was looking for a fast-paced and fun sci-fi actioner. It's all about anticipation. Even so, honesty compells me to give it 4 stars. It might not be what I wanted... but it was still a good story with an excellent main character.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I never expected this plot. April 8, 2014
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I started reading with a perception of what the book was going to be; was I wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and the plot twist when revealed had me riveted. I definitely recommend this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not happy, but good July 12, 2014
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This is not a happy book by any means, but it was still a good one. The writing was well done. The characters were a bit typical but it was interesting to see how they reacted to their situation. I would definitely consider this book a thriller and a lot of it was unpredictable. Would I read more by this author? Maybe. Would I recommend this book to others? Probably not.

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5.0 out of 5 stars So NOT what I expected... July 9, 2014
By Chrysta
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I, too, expected this to be a science fiction novel. However, I was delighted with the book. It has a very good plot, was well-written and held my attention. It's scary to think this type of thing might actually happen.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent thriller June 9, 2014
By Fly Guy
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Worthy thriller involving nano particles, mad scientists, and Death Row. I found it entertaining and recommend it for anyone who wants a few hours of distraction.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read June 9, 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. I cannot wait to share it with my book club. I could see this book being made into a movie. It was very suspenseful and exciting twists and turns to the plot. Many of the action scenes were vividly written where you can imagine being there. I am very satisfied with this novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great book! May 23, 2014
By M Wag
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It is indeed a page-turner! I was surprised at how interesting and exciting this book was. Is this the science of the future or is it already here? Good Read. Highly recommend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Suspenseful from start to finish. A great book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a twist
Published 6 days ago by Christine W Plank
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good story
Published 1 month ago by Heather J. Hudson
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly Good
Although I found a number of weak spots and areas, I did finish the book, so I guess it was worth the afternoon it took me to read it.
Published 1 month ago by Dr Mark M. Rubenstein
5.0 out of 5 stars The Nano Experiment
I enjoyed this so much more than I thought I would after reading the reviews. It could actually be happening right now. The characters were real to me.
Published 3 months ago by Jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Vert entertaining!
Published 3 months ago by Paul J Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Great Book!
This book is written in a detailed, and friendly manner which leaves the reader a part of the book. The story is very well written with mystery that is well hidden within the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jim Keese
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good read
I got this book free when they were offering it. I was expecting it to be something totally different. Read more
Published 4 months ago by N. Lum
4.0 out of 5 stars ... normally read but it was well written and I enjoyed it. will...
different kind of book than I normally read but it was well written and I enjoyed it. will probably look for other books that Richard brawer wrote.
Published 4 months ago by lisa van blaricome
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCITING - FAST PACED ACTION
The Nano Experiment has just the right mix of tech, adventure, and action with a little romance thrown in. The story flows quickly without a lot of complicated sub-plots. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Edward G. Kaplan
3.0 out of 5 stars There were some good descriptions, but it sometimes felt rather...
This book was fairly well written, and the characters were strong. However, it seemed disjointed in places. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Susan Cooper
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More About the Author

Richard writes mystery, suspense and historical fiction novels. When not writing, he spends his time searching out local history. He has two married daughters and lives in New Jersey with his wife. Read about Richard's books at:

Love's Sweet Sorrow

Love and faith are tested as Jason and Ariel are caught in a battle to expose smugglers selling weapons to terrorists.

Book jacket:

Love's Sweet Sorrow is an emotionally charged thriller. Jason Sorren's and Ariel Hammond's budding romance and her Quaker faith are thrown into turmoil when Jason accidentally uncovers evidence that will expose arms smugglers selling weapons to terrorists.

As the chases to retrieve the evidence intensify and Ariel is forced to kill to save their lives, she withdraws into a raging inner conflict, unable to reconcile whom she has been to whom she has become.

Jason's battle to expose the smugglers and convince her that saving their lives was an innate reflex amplifies their differences and compels them to delve deeply into their long-held opposing convictions and question whether they are truly meant to be together.

The following three reviews are from Library Thing and are not on Amazon review page:

This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This book has all the action you could want. If you enjoy action packed thrillers, this book is for you. It even has a romance as a back story. A fellow brought up as a Catholic, but with no particular trust in religion since his father was killed when he was young falls for a very devout Quaker girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys all those elements.
eamcmurrey | Sep 27, 2014 |

This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Well paced mystery that caught me from the opening pages. The interactions bet. two persons of different backgrounds and religions was well done. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries sprinkled with relationships. I look forward to reading more by this author. I received a free copy of this book in e-book format in exchange for an honest review.
xchmouse2 | Aug 7, 2014 |

This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I totally enjoyed this book. It has the good guy/girl and the bad guys. It has corruption (CEO of America's largest weapons manufacturing company, retired CIA director and a general in the army) , murder, car chases, shoot outs with automatic weapons and even bow and arrows plus the love of the young handsome litigator and the beautiful Quaker girl.
BarbaraJuhl | Aug 2, 2014 |


"The Nano Experiment" is a high concept thriller where a wrongly convicted woman escapes from death row and fights to prove her innocence.

Teenager Eileen Robinson lives in an ideal, middle class African-American family in Houston, Texas. Through a careless act she causes the deaths of her two younger sisters. Tormented and alienated from her mother, she runs away from home. Befriended by a drug dealer, she moves in with him. At twenty-one she is a single mother of two falsely convicted of killing a state senator's son and sentenced to death. At thirty-three she is executed. Or is she?

Reviews have said: "Twisting Action", "Thought Provoking", "A Fast Paced Thriller", "Sympathetic Character", "Authentic Dialogue", "Spirited Prose", "A Real Winner"


"Silk Legacy": In early twentieth century Paterson, New Jersey, dashing twenty-nine year old Abraham Bressler charms naïve nineteen year old Sarah Singer into marriage by making her believe he feels the same way she does about the new calling of a modern woman. He then turns around and gives her little more respect than he would a servant, demanding she stay home to care for "his" house and "his" children.

Feeling betrayed Sarah defies him and joins women's groups, actively participating in rallies for woman suffrage, child welfare and reproductive freedom. For a while she succeeds in treading delicately between the demands of her husband and her desire to be an independent woman. Her balancing act falters when a strike shuts down Paterson's 300 silk mills. With many friends working in the mills, Sarah is forced to choose sides in the battle between her Capitalist husband and his Socialist brother, a union leader who happens to be her best friend's husband.

Jealousy, infidelity, arrogance, greed--the characters' titanic struggles will catapult you into the heights of their euphoria and the depths of their despair. Who will triumph and who will be humbled is not certain until the last page.

Reviewers have called Silk Legacy "An Epic Family Saga" "A Tumultuous Love Story" "A Slice of American History" and said, "Characters are magnificent" "Remarkable story telling" "A book I won't easily forget" "Brawer has a knack for plot twists"


"Murder at the Jersey Shore" is a single voume consisting of three mysteries featuring detective, David Nance. When you buy this from Kindle you get all three books for a total price of $2.99

Book Jackets:

(Book 1) Secrets Can Be Deadly

As a single parent, David Nance's mother is devoted to her son. When David finds her murdered on the eve of her sixtieth birthday, he sets out to avenge her death.

His investigation uncovers a brain impaired baby born twenty-six years ago that had either been switched at birth or murdered. The mounting evidence forces David to come face to face with the idea that his mother may not only have been involved, but as a delivery room nurse in the hospital for thirty years, may also have been a blackmailer.

As David digs into the backgrounds of the murder suspects, he is tormented when one by one he realizes each could be his father. One is, but is his father also the murderer?

(Book 2) Diamonds are for Stealing

David Nance is still angry, still mourning his mother when he takes on an insurance case from an old rival. Investigating the circumstances surrounding a missing diamond necklace, the new case throws him into the path of his old nemesis, the man he blames for his mother's death.

Already on notice from his gorgeous girlfriend, Bobbie, about his insatiable thirst for vengeance, David must walk a fine line between cool, rational deduction and his inner rage.

When the body count starts mounting, the trail of diamonds leads him to a dangerous killer and a confrontation with his own demons.

( Book 3)Murder On The Links

Rooting out the murderers of a penny stock scam artist, a mob boss' daughter, and a prostitute, David Nance uncovers mob infested stock brokers, fraudulent hedge fund operators, loan sharks, blackmailers and deviant sex addicts from among the high powered CEOs, lawyers, investment bankers, philanthropists and heirs to fortunes at exclusive River Edge Golf and Country Club.

See kindle page for reviews of "Murder at the Jersey Shore"


"Murder Goes Round and Round" Available on Kindle for 99 cents
An antique carousel is the motive for murder.

Payroll padding contractors, sleazy bar owners, cops on the take, real-estate scammers, mob infested politicians, and rabid carousel fanatics make Murder Goes Round and Round a roiling crime tale that will keep you guessing until the end.

Grief stricken over his wife's untimely death, Russell Gerrard's life is on the verge of total shutdown. When his brother-in-law is arrested for murder, Russ, knowing his wife would have done anything for her brother, pulls himself together and comes to his brother-in-law's aid.

Russ suspects a frame-up incited by his financially strapped brother-in-law putting his million dollar antique carousel up for sale. Many in Sea Gate, a decaying resort, feel the ninety year old carousel is the last vestige of the town's glory days, and want to use it as the centerpiece of the town's revival plans.

See Kindle page for to read the reviews for "Murder Goes Round and Round."


The Pac Conspiracy is his latest novel:

"The PAC Conspiracy" was previously published as Keiretsu. Unfortunately the publisher has gone out of business so I had to republish the book as "The PAC Conspiracy" with a new cover because, as per, "When a detail page ( a book) is created, it becomes a permanent catalog page on that will remain even if the creator's inventory sells out or the book is delisted."

Thus Keiretsu will still show up on but that title is no longer available. Please go to "The PAC Conspiracy

The story:

Toshio Nagoya, descended from a long line of Samurai and the ultra-nationalist CEO of Japan's largest Keiretsu (conglomerate) plots to build nuclear weapons to protect his country from a menacing China. Using his cousin, John Nagoya, a lawyer and second generation Japanese-American, they build a large political action committee to thwart the United Sates' expected cease-and-desist demands.

That's the catalyst that draws three families, Toshio's, John's and Senator Morrison's, intertwined by blood and marriage, into conflict with each other, and how conspiracy, lust, infidelity, revenge, betrayal and murder destroy those families.

The families;

The American Nagoyas

John Nagoya―Second generation Japanese American.

Yoshi Nagoya―John's wife.

Gingi Nagoya Morrison―John and Yoshi's daughter.

Roger Nagoya―John and Yoshi's son.

The Japanese Nagoyas

Toshio Nagoya―Chairman of the Cabal. John's cousin.

Michiko Nagoya―Toshio's wife.

Ogato Nagoya―Toshio's and Michiko's son.

The Morrisons

Senator Ted Morrison

Sandy Morrison―Ted's wealthy, socialite wife.

Danny Morrison―Ted and Sandy's son; married to Gingi Nagoya.

Douglas Welfield―Sandy Morrison's brother.


"We were a bit skeptical about this novel, but our feelings were quickly substituted by joy! Brawer has talent and writes in easy language.
Mystery Tribune

When I thanked Eshan of "Mystery Tribune" for his review, I mentioned that I was surprised he reviewed Keiretsu so quickly. He said, "Usually it takes more time to review as we get 150+ books a month and we have to pick and choose. But the 1st chapter in Keiretsu was intriguing and I kept reading."

"There's everything in this novel-history, sex, murder, politics, corruption. It's a story for today. It shows the good and bad sides of both Japanese and American cultures. Brawer has done his homework to come up with a fine piece of dramatic writing." Stephen L. Brayton, author of Night Shadows, Beta and Alpha.

"Richard Brawer's characters stay true to their culture, tradition and values from start to finish...Which one will remain at the end to take the last bow will surprise the reader." Fran Lewis for Booktown

"What really makes this novel a great read are the characters. G. Parker, an avid reader

"I've just finished reading this book & it is a page turner ... Would make a good movie. Thoroughly enjoyed it." Paul S. for Indie Book Reviews.

"A compelling political thriller. Only one word can describe the depth and meticulous nature of the research Brawer has done to bring the Japanese culture to life in this book, and that word is 'magnificent.'" Arline A. Todd

Read the full reviews, book jacket, excerpts and more at:
Click reviews in the drop down box under Keiretsu

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