During 1993, an experimental AI called SLVIA escapes the NSA labs at Sandia (true). Two years later, hacker Cary Nolan (aka flapjack) assumes the identity of murdered friend Derek Taylor in order to find the assassin, a mysterious white-haired man who believes he killed the flapjack.
Twenty-eight years later, the world struggles to recover from a post pandemic depression when the white-haired man, a Bilderberger named Andre Strauss extorts the Pope to donate land for the third Jewish temple, raising regional tensions to a breaking point. When a Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) virus, called Malong (dragon), disables the global internet, banking, and power grid, China closes the South China Sea, and Russia-Iran invade the Golan Heights.
With a tenacious Lt. Jenn Scott on his heels investigating him, cyber-security CEO Derek Taylor (aka flapjack) skips D.C. for Amsterdam, Hyderabad, Nepal, China, and Cyprus to stop Malong before it can destroy the SVLIA who interprets the existential threat as end time prophecy.
Escalating war and domestic unrest drives a narcissistic President to declare Marshall Law and deploy an experimental AI weapon called the HIVE to Israel. The AI rewrites its own code and swarms toward Jerusalem. SLVIA must intervene to prevent a premature Armageddon, but does not survive. Forced to choose between duty and her heart, Jenn rediscovers a lost faith, and a true love, while Derek finds his redemption and an AI created by SLVIA for the end of days named WITNESS. Unsure what lies ahead, Derek and Jenn realize this isn’t over yet.
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Curse of Cortes'
During 1671 Henry Morgan took 36 ships and 2,000 men to raid the richest city in the New World, Panama City. He captured 600 slaves for ransom and plundered over 30 tons worth $1 billion today. Afterward, Morgan cheated his men and took the entire plunder with 200 slaves on three ships and disappeared. After Morgan returned with a single embattled ship, a skeleton crew, he abandoned the treasure and burned his log books to keep the world from learning the truth.
Over three hundred years later, Sophia Martinez discovers odd relics that open a legacy of family death, disappearance and dementia. At the center of the mystery is a bloody log book written by an insane Inquisition executioner named Cortes', and a forgotten sacred pilgrimage to the origins of the Mayan creation myth. With a psychopath in pursuit, Sophia will need the help of lost relatives to solve the enigma or she too will vanish without a trace - and countless will perish on live television.
I read it twice and both times I was at the edge of my seat to see what happened next.
Gay Walley (writing teacher and professional editor)
I started your book before Christmas, and couldn't put it down for about four days straight! Beautifully written. Perfect ending.
It has everything - action, adventure, mystery and romance.
At times I had to put it down because my heart was pounding. I loved, loved, loved the redemption of the ending. Amazing story.
Loved Cortes' but SWARM is one of my favorite books ever. I didn't want it to end, and I can't wait for the sequel. Love it.