Havoc

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Macmillan, Jul 20, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
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When CIA Officer Tom Grant was pulled out of early retirement to investigate a recent high-tech robbery at United States Nanotechnologies, America's government-run agency for the development of nanoweapons, he had no idea that he would be propelled into the middle of a conspiracy that could threaten the survival of our species.

Teaming up with young Rachel Muratani, a rising star in the agency, and Karen Frost, an old hand from the FBI, Grant tracks the cyber thieves to CyberWerke, a German conglomerate run by Rolf Hartman. Hartman has stretched his high-tech empire across Europe, and now plans to use the newly acquired nanotechnology to take his empire global.

Among the stolen USN hardware is a prototype nanoassembler, a highly intelligent and self-propelled machine with the capability of creating and destroying any object allowed by the laws of physics, including itself---though it needs access to radioactive material in order to mine the fuel required to power its clones. When the nanoassembler breaks free from its relatively unsophisticated captors, it finds itself no longer restricted by the software shackles imposed on it while at USN. While the megalomaniacal Hartman races to recapture it, Grant and his team must not only stop Hartman, but find away to combat the nanoassembler as it embarks on its own mission to ensure the survival of its species---even if that means the eradication of the human race!



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Contents

1 A SPOOK IN PARADISE
1
2 HOLDING MY GROUND
8
3 SINGAPORE CITY BLUES
25
4 LEGEND
40
5 CONSTRUCT
53
6 VIDEOCONFERENCING
64
7 BUNDESTAG
74
8 USN
78
44 SURVIVAL OF THE SPECIES
343
45 TRUTH SERUM
344
46 NIGHT MOVES
360
47 TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE
368
48 WAKEUP CALL
376
49 THE BREAKFAST CLUB
381
50 MINOR GLITCH
384
51 SHOW TIME
386

9 OLD HABITS
90
10 THINGS
102
11 ADVERSITY
116
12 IAMM RULES
123
13 ENTICING BAIT
126
14 BRASS
130
15 SURPRISES
145
16 ARYAN MASTER
163
17 U246
167
18 FATHERLAND
172
19 DREAMLAND
175
20 CREATION
186
21 IN MY ELEMENT
190
22 NIGHT OPERATOR
206
23 SLEEPING BEAUTIES
221
24 MERIT AND GUTS
231
25 GHOSTS
239
26 REALITY CHECK
246
27 NECESSARY ALLIES
260
28 IMPURITIES
262
29 CHEMICAL SIGNATURE
269
30 NEW FACES
274
31 MARITAL BLISS
282
32 TRICKS
289
33 BACKFIRE
292
34 OLD HANDS
293
35 REICHSTAG TERROR
300
36 CHAMELEON
302
37 THE FIST OF GOD
307
38 CONNECTIONS
312
39 CONTACT
318
40 RPG
320
41 SPY GAMES
331
42 RADIATION
335
43 SURPRISE VISIT
337
52 OLD FRIENDS
390
53 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANCE
391
54 THE OTHER PROBLEM
396
55 DISTRACTION
405
56 HEY TOMMY
407
57 HUMAN SHIELD
409
59 I WILL FIND YOU
415
60 UNEXPECTED TURN
417
61 SURPRISE SURPRISE
419
63 SURPRISES
431
64 HARDBALL
432
65 SURPRISES
436
66 COMPUTER TRICKS
444
67 RED ALERT
448
68 AND THEN SOME
450
69 COMPUTER SENSE
452
70 MEMORY LANE
455
71 TEMELÍN THREAT
462
72 TEMELÍN TRICK
465
73 KILL THEM ALL
466
74 MIRVS
469
75 STAR WARS
470
76 STAR WARS
472
77 FINAL PREPARATIONS
475
78 SECOND ROUND
480
79 DECOYS
482
80 THE SIGNAL
491
81 INSURANCE
492
82 SAVAGE CONTROL
498
83 HORROR SHOW
502
84 IN HIS ARMS
503
85 CHOPPERS
505
EPILOGUE
511
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R.J. Pineiro is a computer engineer working on leading edge microprocessors at Advance Micro Devices. He is the author of Retribution, Ultimatum, and Breakthrough, as well as the millennium thrillers 01-01-00 and Y2K.

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