Bandry: The Reluctant Pirate
Neil Dressler believed the world was against him. Soon after losing his job, his wife left him. All he had left in the world were his son and the dream of a new revolutionary invention that he believed was the answer to his problems. But Neil lacked the funds to complete a working prototype of the invention, which if successfully patented and marketed, would generate billions of dollars in royalties.
Next, Neil is found murdered in his home and his work destroyed. Suspicions turn immediately to Neil's son, fifteen-year-old Patrick Dressler. Determined to clear his name, the boy flees from the authorities. He is pursued relentlessly by a shady patent attorney, a determined FBI agent convinced of the boy's guilt, and a billionaire industrialist who knows that Patrick is more than simply the troubled adolescent son of a would-be-inventor. These men soon learn that Patrick, a former child prodigy, is the only living person who possesses the knowledge necessary to reproduce his father's invention, and they will do whatever it takes to find him.