In Search of Kafka — A High Tech, Comical Thriller

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About the Book

A comical high-tech thriller, tells the story of Oliver Whitman, a computer programmer and a friend who is a conspiracy theorist who believes Homeland Security is working with Starbucks to add chemicals to their coffee to sedate the middle-class public when negative press is released about the President.

One night Oliver helps his friend try to remove what he believes is a virus on his computer, but is actually someone hacking into the machine. Provoked and caught up in harmless geek fun, Oliver tries to fight back. Unfortunately, he’s been tricked: he’s been lured into attacking Starbucks’ server. Realizing his blunder, he makes a run for it, barely escaping apprehension by Homeland Security agents.

Relentlessly pursued, he finds danger wherever he turns. He has to do something, but what? Someone is going to get hurt and surviving is going to require some difficult choices.

This is a fun read—especially for those who work in the computer software business. It’s filled with intrigue in a community that others normally think of as dull.

About the Author

The author, Russell Dyer was born in New Orleans and lived most of his life there, but now lives in Milan, Italy. Since his father died when he was only three, his mother remarried about five years later.

He graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans primarily with a degree in English, and went to Southeastern Louisiana University for a master's degree in English. When he was younger, he worked for over ten years in the investment business in various roles from a clerk to a broker to a corporate executive. He now works in the software business as a writer and editor, in which he has written hundreds of articles and several books on software.

Related to fiction writing, besides having written several short stories, he wrote a humorous novel called In Search of Kafka, which can be purchased on Amazon’s site. This novel is his second one published. However, he started another one before it called, Not a Step. It’s nearly finished and should be published in early 2018.


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