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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Political
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Hybris
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:435
  • eBook ISBN:9781623095437

Hybris

by Don Trimble

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Overview
Organizations exist in the world that are attempting to subject mankind to the domination of one-world government for the single purpose of exerting their will of total control on the world’s population far beyond that penned by George Orwell in his book 1984. Hampton Squires is a member of two very powerful organizations that would combine with other one-world advocate associations to become the agency running the world dynasty. But what good is this ultimate power if your expected life span is only eighty years? Squires is in his sixties; he needs a fountain of youth. Squires’ pharmaceutical companies have searched for the secret of youth for over forty years, spending billions of dollars to control the aging process. During an oil exploration flight, one of Squires’ pilots discovers a large pile of interesting boulders in the northern Sahara Desert, lands, and finds the ruins of an ancient people. An archaeological team sponsored by Squires confirms the pilot’s suspicions and discovers what may be Squires’ “fountain of youth.” However, before the team can discover how to maintain youthfulness and share the information with Squires, they perish in the Sahara. Hampton Squires gives no thought to the families left behind before reluctantly enlisting Doctors of Archaeology, T. and Renée Mansfield, to finish the exploration and to bring back to him what they learn. The Mansfields are not prepared for what they find; they are equally not prepared for the life and death threat that pits their survival skills against would-be assassins. Hampton Squires will stop at nothing to obtain and control the knowledge hidden among the Sahara boulders. And the Mansfields will stop at nothing to make that same knowledge available to all mankind. HYBRIS pits evil against good, control against freedom, and disease and early death against the primal desire to live a long and healthy life free from unnecessary governmental intrusions. Is there a winner, or does everyone lose?
Description
Organizations exist in the world that are attempting to subject mankind to the domination of one-world government for the single purpose of exerting their will of total control on the world’s population far beyond that penned by George Orwell in his book 1984. The reasons for a one-world government are obscure and undefined except by those who would be in command. Hampton Squires is a member of two very powerful organizations that would combine with other one-world advocate associations to become the agency running the world dynasty. But what good is this ultimate power if your expected life span is only eighty years? Squires is in his sixties; he needs a fountain of youth. Squires’ pharmaceutical companies have searched for the secret of youth for over forty years, spending billions of dollars to control the aging process; their research has managed to add three years to the average life span. During an oil exploration flight, one of Squires’ pilots discovers a large pile of interesting boulders in the northern Sahara Desert, lands, and finds the ruins of an ancient people. An archaeological team sponsored by Squires confirms the pilot’s suspicions and, in the process, discovers what may be Squires’ “fountain of youth.” However, before the team can discover how to maintain youthfulness and share the information with Squires, they perish in the Sahara. With the news of the archaeological team’s disappearance, Hampton Squires gives no thought to the families left behind before enlisting Doctors of Archaeology, T. and Renée Mansfield, to finish the exploration and to bring back to him what they learn. The Mansfields are not prepared for what they find; they are equally not prepared for the life and death threat that pits their survival skills against would-be assassins. Hampton Squires will stop at nothing to obtain and control the knowledge hidden among the Sahara boulders. And the Mansfields will stop at nothing to make that same knowledge available to all mankind. HYBRIS pits evil against good, control against freedom, and disease and early death against the primal desire to live a long and healthy life free from unnecessary governmental intrusions. Is there a winner, or does everyone lose?
About the author
Don Trimble spent his younger years living miles away from kids his own age in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He developed an independent personality that carries through today. His family spent numerous weekends scouring the meadows and hills for arrowheads and other ancient settlements; old mining towns, enjoying geological phenomena such as Yosemite and the ocean-shaped coast of the Pacific. Educated in the shadows of the Sierra in Carson City and UN Reno where he and his wife, Vicki (his high school sweetheart), raised a son and daughter, Don taught science, geography and coached for four years in Douglas County, NV. However, he has spent the better part of his professional life managing hotel/casinos in Nevada and California, but always, family comes first. For twelve years after Don stopped teaching, he and his wife elected to continue to live in Carson Valley, NV even though it required a 100-mile round trip into Reno each day where the author worked as the General Manager of a local hotel and casino. Their children attended school at Occidental College in LA. He and his wife made the 1000-mile round trip in two days to attend a ten-hour track meet or a two-day decathlon and then drive home. During quiet moments on these long drives, the author began to formulate the story now called Hybris. Due to the tremendous pressures on time that managing gaming operations demanded, he did not have the opportunity to set thoughts to print until recently when the economy went to hell in a hand basket and finding a new position became almost impossible. Perhaps a blessing in disguise, not working gave him the time to put ink to paper. Don wrote Hybris in-between job interviews, sending out resumes and searching the isolated regions of the computer for a new position. These experiences all add to the colorful life the author has lived and gives him more exposures for future writings.
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