Several years ago I entered THE WILCO PROJECT in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. The book was selected as a Semifinalist (it made the cut from 5000 entries to 836). As a result of my participation in the contest the book received the following review from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
THE WILCO PROJECT combines murder mystery with elements of a technological thriller, blending the genres in a deftly written manuscript. The author provides a gripping opening with a female college student murdered while playing a mysterious campus-wide game in the woods. Readers are soon introduced to the rest of the cast of characters: Dr Steven Archer, former Internet entrepreneur turned professor, who leads a team of young computer programmers in the creation of the ultimate cell phone game; Bobbi, a school reporter, determined to find out the truth about the murder, even if it means putting her own life in jeopardy; Jonathan Holden, creator of the game and all around cad; Patricia, the angry assistant on the team who is sleeping with the head of the wireless company, Larry Hershman; and finally, Peter, a techno-geek who is invisible. After Archer discovers that the dead girl is Jonathan’s ex-fiance, he realizes that the The Wilco Project is a game of hide-and-seek, in which players use the phone to locate and destroy enemies. As Archer finds himself investigating the first murder and a subsequent one, he is led down one path after another. While this plot is a new take on an old thriller genre, the author delivers a well-executed thriller.
Only a couple of days left until the official launch of the book. You can pre-order now at: http://www.solsticepublishing.com/products/The-Wilco-Project.html for the eBook and http://www.solsticepublishing.com/products/The-Wilco-Project-(Print).html for the print version.