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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Nanobot Trilogy
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:298
  • eBook ISBN:9781667880501
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667880495


Book 2 of The Nanobot Trilogy

by Robert Jystad

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LAPD Detective Van Eng is assigned to the Cold Case Homicide Special Section. Due to her impaired hearing, her remaining senses are heightened by acute vision, a nearly photographic memory, and an enhanced sense of smell. A murder on a famed Hollywood backlot cuts short production of film about nanobots. Van and her LAPD colleagues are tasked with investigating the murder, which leads them back to the Silicon Valley and Van's former suitor, Dr. Brian Johannsen, a scientist whose is experimenting with nanobots enhanced by artificial intelligence. Van is invited to go to Spain and see the running of the bulls in Pamplona. While she is there, she has a run-in with her former nemesis, Dr. Belinda Armendariz, who is hiding in Spain and planning her next moves after the events in Book 1. Will the pesky young detective solve the murder and thwart Belinda's evil plans?
After getting her foot in the door with the LAPD as a medical examiner in the Forensics Services Division, Van Eng finds herself promoted to detective and assigned to the Cold Case Homicide Special Section. Her unique investigative skills and raw courage, combined with her heightened senses due to a hearing impairment, make her an unstoppable force on the squad. Her vision and her sense of smell are acute, and she instinctively catalogues everything in sight with a memory that is borderline photographic. These special gifts all add to Van's investigative skills, but what impresses her colleagues most is her fearlessness. This second book in The Nanobot Trilogy opens with murder on the Paramount Studios backlot. Someone has been killed during production of a new Bruckheimer film, "The Power of Small," touting the medical benefits of nanobots. While Detective Van Eng and her team investigate the murder, a trip to Pamplona to see the running of the bulls brings Van back into contact with her nemesis, Dr. Belinda Armendariz. Belinda had been the chief scientist and CEO of Ragnar Willowbrook Labs, a Silicon Valley-based biomedical engineering lab that was known to cut corners for its billionaire clients. After retrieving a stolen petri dish containing very special but very toxic nanobots, Belinda believed it was her destiny to resurrect the Basque Golden Age. Little did she know that she would once again run into a young, pesky detective from the City of Los Angeles.
About the author
Robert Jystad is an award-winning writer and communications law attorney living and working in Southern California. Prior to law school, Robert lived in New York City as a production editor for Plenum Publishing, a managing editor, and an administrative director at Columbia University Law School. He has graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and UCLA School of Law.

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