Sci-fi and Cyberpunk
Flight Lieutenant Chris Waters is the pilot of a cutting-edge unmanned SAD fighter drone which are used for secret government missions. Chris is cutting-edge technology himself: his neural network is upgraded with cybertechnology and software that make him the interface of his combat drone.
Then, something goes wrong as he connects to his drone. Haunted by strange disorientating impressions, a so-called 'ghost', he hooks up on leave with fellow pilot Cyril for a night. But Cyril is not the man Chris thought he is, and Chris soon finds out what the 'ghost' in his body really is, as well as the truth about his missions.
Having been a mercenary for the past decade, Mikhail Volkov is a man without a country and that suits him just fine. Playing by his own rules, on his own terms, for the price he sets, is the way he likes it best.
But when a CIA contact dangles a carrot he can't resist to entice him into a clandestine search-and-rescue, Mikhail is brought face–to-face with the biggest foe he has yet to vanquish—his own loneliness.
Growing up, Devon ‘D’ Dearborn planned to follow in his father's footsteps as part of the Army's Delta Force. Once commissioned, D's own ambitions took root and he became a top-level tank commander, occasionally serving as a go-between for his CIA-employed brother and a sexy Russian mercenary.
When his doubts about his chosen career and his own desires impacted the perfection he demanded of himself, D resigned his commission and exchanged his Abrams tank for a 18-wheeler.
After six years, the last face D expects to see when he pulls his rig into a truck stop is that of Mikhail Volkov. D wants nothing to do with his brother's new cloak-and-dagger job, but the temptation of working alongside the Russian is too hard to resist.
Their complicated mission may prove to be their last, but neither of them will give in to their hearts nor their enemy without a fight.
Note: This book is out of contract and no longer for sale.
My contribution to the German anthology "Hinterland" from Wurdack Verlag, edited by Karla Schmidt. "Not America"/"Nicht Amerika" is currently only available in German here. But the website here is bilingual.
Was passiert, wenn eine Gruppe von Autorinnen und Autoren sich von der Musik eines Ausnahmekünstlers wie David Bowie inspirieren lässt? Die Forschungsreisenden dringen mit umfangreicher Ausrüstung (Musikanlage, Monsterboxen, an die dreißig Alben) in das seltsame, oft fremdartige HINTERLAND von Bowies Schaffen vor. Dort stoßen Sie auf Levitationsprobleme, leere Drachen, traurige Spaceguns, philosophierende Elitesoldaten, sprechende Telefonzellen, schwule Roboter, romantische Ninjas, jeweils leuchtende: blaue Fische, rote Schuhe, weiße DNA-Suppe, Zeitverschiebungen, Paralleltrips, internationale Erlösung, interstellare Versicherungen, eine Glühbirnenmanufaktur, Leichenkunst, verpilzte Zombies, Flammenwerferkatharsis, übermäßig hungrige Kinder und die endgültige Lösung sowohl des Hunger- als auch des Müllproblems. HINTERLAND - 20 Science Fiction Erzählungen, inspiriert von der Musik David Bowies.