First Chance: A Suspense Novel

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iUniverse, Nov 1, 2003 - Fiction - 288 pages
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If you've ever been lucky enough to experience the Public School System in suburban America, then you will empathize with Marty Mason and delight at his teenage experiences in the sleepy town of Kappaqua Falls. While most people never have the opportunity to use what they learned in High School, Marty leverages the teachings from his classes in real-time to outwit and defeat several abusive bullies. His victory celebration is short lived as he is brought before the ruthless Principal of the school and subjected to a ground breaking behavior modification treatment. Military high technology has invaded the high school, and Marty is the unsuspecting and unlucky first test subject of a strange new supercomputer-driven brain stimulation system. FIRST CHANCE provides exciting, page-turning entertainment from the beginning to the end.


From the sleepy city of Merida, Mexico to the Castle of Kukulcan at the Mayan ruins of Chichen-Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula, to the quaint town of Kappaqua Falls, New York, FIRST CHANCE provides an entertaining and suspenseful ride. Author Mark Owen paints a visually compelling tale of an American teenager caught in the gears of th American Public School system, struggling against his oppressors: Man and Machine.

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About the author (2003)

Mark Owen is the pseudonym of a former member of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) who participated in the mission that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. His book No Easy Day is a military memoir that details Owen's career with DEVGRU, including several combat missions in which he participated with the unit. At least half of the book focuses on Owen's participation in the mission that killed bin Laden. Shortly after the book's announcement, Owen's identity was revealed as Matt Bissonnette; the Department of Defense confirmed that he was the author. For media appearances, including an interview on 60 Minutes, Owen appeared incognito. On September 13, 2012, No Easy Day replaced Fifty Shades of Grey atop USA Today's bestselling books list. Dutton Penguin stated that the book's print run for its first week of sales was up to 1 million copies, not counting e-books. In May 2014, No Easy Day made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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