By Christian Cantrell
I construct levers to maneuver gadgets that seem to be immovable.
Alexei Drovosek represents the subsequent evolution of human: no center, immunity to melanoma, and the uncanny skill to outlive in stipulations that will kill general males. As an orphan starting to be up in post-Soviet Russia, Alexei used to be taken in via the country and educated as its so much vicious and potent killer. yet finally the Russian Federal protection Service's best-trained murderer did the main risky factor of all: he became on his handlers, went rogue, and disappeared.
In the awful, high-tech close to destiny, Alexei has resurfaced in a mystery compound at the outskirts of la, a urban the place autonomous-drive autos race alongside the highways and self sustaining city-states function with materialistic impunity. within the heart of all of it is the hovering headquarters of Pearl Knight Holdings, a global mega-corporation that retains battle machines and cultural capitalism working in each kingdom and on each continent in the world. As a precept proponent of the thirty first modification to the USA structure, which legalized the move of suffrage from electorate to firms, Pearl Knight's energy is really above the law.
Alexei lives a clandestine life the place his closest partners are his own AI, Emma, and a gaggle of orphans he has spent years accumulating and coaching. yet Alexei isn't fostering those childrens as a choose to the nation; he's elevating them with the wish that they're going to break it. As he strikes each one baby into play within the world's highest-stakes video game of chess that spans many years and continents, Alexei fights to break the plutocratic regulate of these in strength and restoration what issues to him such a lot: democracy and freedom.
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Kingmaker by Christian Cantrell