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336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9781933769844

Rights: WOR

Level 4 Press, Inc. (Jan 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: January 2021


The incredible drama that fueled the self-driving car boom  

The incredible drama that fueled the self-driving car boom. Ted is a kick-ass hardware guy who can build anything as long as you stay out of his way. He likes loud music, loud Trans Ams and dingy bars so loud you forget how much life actually sucks. So when he's recruited to work with a group of nerdy college roboticists to win DARPA's autonomous vehicle challenge, he naturally has some problems playing nice with his teammates. That is, until he's soundly humiliated by a team led by Samantha (Sam) – a brilliant programmer with an entirely different approach to technology, and to life. Brought together by a well-connected entrepreneur the unlikely trio will take Silicon Valley and Detroit by storm until Ted's reckless nature derails his relationship with Sam, gets someone killed and nearly undermines all they've worked for. FASTER examines the value of progress, the cost of obsession and the extraordinary power of the human mind, set to the backdrop of a phenomenon that would shake the world.

Author Biography

Following a career as a pilot in the US Navy, Alex began developing artificial intelligence software for the commercial and defense sectors, while enjoying writing books that explore the ethical and philosophical implications of technology through engaging science fiction and behind-the-scenes examinations of the people behind today's most sophisticated, and potentially dangerous, technology. MJ Howson was raised in New England. His first novel in The Tallow Series, An Urban Legend, cracked the top five on Amazon's horror/thriller list and received a 5-star rating from Readers' Favorite. Feedback has praised the series as gripping page-turners with great characters and surprising plot twists. Readers' Favorite went so far as to compare the writing style to the great Roald Dahl.