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Nano Contestant - Episode 1: Whatever It Takes (Nano Contestant Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 23, 2014
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About the Author
Leif Sterling has always had a rich imagination and an eccentricity for all things technical. He read every door-stoppingly, thick computer manual that he could get his hands on from the time he was twelve on. Not surprisingly, college yielded bachelors and masters degrees in IT for him, which has come in handy when describing futuristic nano systems that haven’t been invented yet. He enjoys using his powers for good, especially in the craft of storytelling - dreaming up the barely possible, and then placing the reader right in the middle of the action. Writing is also a great reason to stay inside, in the AC, away from the hot Texas sun where he lives with his beautiful wife, two children and one feisty cat.
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What would you do for $100 Million dollars? Would you give up a limb or two for cybernetic implants to increase your speed or strength? Would you have specially engineered DNA to make yourself the better competitor? How about experimental nanotechnology that could blow up and kill you?
Roland has a secret. His father is a brilliant biotech engineer, but now he's facing a death sentence. The Pinnacle Corporation is to blame. To prove it, Roland needs to enter their annual Tech Games. The Tech Games are where the best and the most expensive tech is showcased in a winner takes all brutal competition. People die in this competition, but Roland has no tech. He doesn't have bionic limbs, or genetically engineered DNA. He doesn't even have nanotech. That is until he discovers a bit of tech his father was working on.
With the help of his father's computer genius friend Skylar, Roland takes a chance on his father's untested tech and finds himself in line for the Tech Games. It doesn't take long for him to draw the attention of a nearly illegal level cyborg competitor, Duke. Roland doesn't need to win, he just needs to stick around long enough to find out what the Pinnacle Corporation knows that could free his father.
I suggest you try this episode out, as Leif will leave you looking for more. Unless of course, you are scared Duke will squash you.
I liked it a lot. It built suspense. I am sure other boys my age would like it if they read it. :):):) But just when it really got good,I was at the end of the book!
That was the bad part,the end of the book. :( :( :( I really want the other books!!
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