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Dead Switch

By Marc Poliquin

Draft 1 Posted Date: 2/20/2012

Book Rating (current version):

Based on 3 Reviews

Book Rating (all versions):

Based on 3 Reviews

Genre:

Techno Thriller

Word Count:

48,351

About the Book:

Mitch Turner’s career as a weapon designer is ruined after he’s unwittingly used as a pawn in a game of industrial espionage. His reputation destroyed, he accepts a questionable offer to show one of his designs to a buyer in Manhattan. Seeing the offer as his last chance to reclaim his career, he builds a weapon he had once thought too dangerous to move past the design stage. He arrives in New York for the demonstration, and all goes well until someone steals the prototype. The weapon falls into the hands of Wally Ross, a homeless man, a weak and bullied man. He sees it as a gift that will give him the courage to fight the men who took the one thing providing his poor, wretched existence with meaning. When Wally uses the weapon, innocent people start dying and Mitch races across the city in an effort to stop the chaos. DEAD SWITCH is a story of how decisions and their consequences can ripple not only through the present, but from the past into the future to devastating effect.

About the Author:

I'm a writer and, as a father to an eight month old, an expert in time management.

Author's Note:

Currently doing some restructuring. Hope to get new draft up soon. A note on format. The novel is uploaded in manuscript format. The underlining indicates italics. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy it.

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