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My sci-fi thriller Press F5 to Load Game is for sale right here as a Kindle eBook for only $2.99! It's
available for borrowing by Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime members, as well. A paperback edition is for sale at Amazon here and Barnes & Noble here!



“Politics is more difficult than physics,” said Albert Einstein. Now that we can time travel, this is no longer true.

All the State House gossips go abuzz when an influential senator forms an alliance with Rep. Frannie Upwood, the capital’s most famous underachiever and favorite butt of jokes. Why his sudden interest in such a lightweight politician?

It’s up to Lars Uxbridge, the senator’s disloyal staffer, to find out, after he joins a network of political spies. What Lars discovers is a secret far beyond anything other state reps can muster. To get ahead in politics, Frannie’s got something better than snappy slogans, wealthy donors, and door-to-door volunteers.

She’s got a time machine.

Frannie shows that when you’re armed with time travel, you’re the star athlete in a game where the world is your playing field, you make your own rules, and you always beat the shot clock.

But as Frannie will learn, this game has opponents to contend with. Rivals who might not play fair. When the prizes are enormous power, money, and control of time itself, watch out for cheat moves and low blows…

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"Gamers will resonate with the story...a fun read."
-- Liquid Frost, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer


"In addition to being a crime thriller, the interjection of humor makes it a tongue in cheek analysis of politics and politicians. Not a far reach in our world of today."
-- Boxer Dog Lover in Vermont, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer


"It's a surprisingly thought-provoking read; I found myself imagining what I would have done had I been in the characters' shoes with the ability to reset my life whenever I desired."
-- HHayes, Amazon reviewer


"I appreciated the gaming references and inspirations, and the premise of the story is unique and fun... The book is well written with excellent descriptions, dialogue, and characters..."
-- Gabe, Amazon Reviewer


"[A] good deal of biting humor... And everyone will like it for the ending."
-- Joe Dacy II, Kindle Book Review



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Categories: Sci-Fi / Suspense
Reading audience: General. (Mild violence.)

Length: Novel (176 pages, based on paperback edition).

Now for sale as a paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and as a Kindle eBook! Are you an eBook lover with no Kindle? No problem!

Available for borrowing by members of Kindle Unlimited and members of Amazon Prime who use Kindles (via the Kindle Owners' Lending Library).

Double Edition promo: If you buy the paperback at Amazon (or if you already did!), you can get the eBook for free! (Must be purchased directly from Amazon, not from third-party vendors on Amazon Marketplace.)


Award for Best eBook Cover

Winner of TheBookDesigner.com's March 2015 Best eBook Cover Award -- Fiction