13 October, 2014

The Infinity Program by Richard H.Hardy Spotlight and Giveaway!

The Infinity Program Summary

Jon Graeme and Harry Sale are unlikely friends. Harry is a world-class programmer, but his abrasive personality alienates co-workers. In contrast, Jon is a handsome and easy-going technical writer, the low man on the IT totem pole.

Sharing a love of nature, the men set out together, planning to go their separate ways--Jon on a hike and Harry, fly fishing. Three days later, Jon arrives at the rendezvous point, but his friend is nowhere in sight. When Jon finds Harry unconscious on the floor of a cave, Harry claims to have been lying there the entire time. But he is neither cold nor hungry. What Jon doesn't know is that Harry fell into an underground cavern, where he came into contact with an alien quantum computer.

Back at work, Harry jettisons his regular tasks and concentrates exclusively on inventing new operating language to access the alien system. In the process he crashes his office's Super Computer and is fired. Jon convinces the company to give Harry a second chance, arguing that the system he has invented will make them millions.

Jon has no idea what havoc Harry is about to unleash.

Richard H. Hardy's Bio:
Richard H. Hardy was born in Glasgow, Scotland, during a week of relentless bombing raids just before the close of World War II. The day he was born an incendiary bomb fell on the church across the street from where he lived, so he is fond of saying that he entered the world with a big adrenaline rush.

His family later moved to England and then on to America.

After college Richard bounced through a series of temporary jobs as he traveled around the country, wanting nothing more than to write fiction. A job driving a library van allowed him free time to write several short stories and work on a novel.

He and his wife moved to New Hampshire, where he took an entry level job at a software company. He was soon promoted to the technical writing department and ended up producing over 500,000 words of online documentation. After a few years he was promoted to the programming department and ended up as the Senior EDI Programmer, creating EDI maps and writing UNIX scripts and troubleshooting on AIX systems throughout the U.S. and Canada.

After he retired, he started writing fiction again. The Infinity Program is his first published novel.

Formats/Prices: $5.95 ebook, $13.95 paperback
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Pages: 250
Release: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Camel Press
ISBN: 9781603819336

From the Author
How did you bring an element of suspense and mystery to your writing? How do you amp up the tension?

The Infinity Program has a number of different mystery elements.  Early in the book Harry has an encounter with an alien computer system.  A major mystery emerges from this encounter—has the alien computer changed Harry?  Although Harry seems basically the same, he has somehow become super-charged.  His mind is filled with strange new concepts and ideas and he seems suddenly able to work around the clock with no ill effects. 

Harry becomes a major mystery for the supporting characters.  They begin to think that he is losing his mind.  He claims he can do impossible things, such as speeding up a hyper-computer by a factor of 1000 and solving Shor’s Algorithm.  When Harry starts getting real-world results they are even more mystified.  As the story progresses, the reader begins to wonder if Harry is programming the alien system or if the alien system is programming him.

Tension starts to escalate when Harry crashes the company’s 100 million dollar hyper-computer during a test of his new operating system.  Jon Graeme, Harry’s good friend, puts his career on the line and gets Harry a second chance.  When Harry succeeds, the tension spikes once again as top brass from the Pentagon buy into Harry’s revolutionary ideas and put incredible pressure on Harry and his friends.  But the more they pressure Harry, the more he buries himself in the mysteries of the alien quantum computer.  By the time the military discovers what Harry has planned for them, it’s a race to the finish. 

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Tribute Books said...

Kathleen, thanks for helping to spread the word about Richard's book! :)

Kathleen Kelly said...

You are very welcome! Wish I had more time to read it...sounds interesting!

Angela said...

The summary seems really interesting!

Kathleen Kelly said...

I think so too!

Mary Preston said...

I want to know what is about to be unleashed.

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