A former programmer, filmmaker and Marine, Georgia born Chris Kohout’s writing combines a deep technology background with a keen interest in human motivations. His style has been described as “Sci-Fi with heart.”
Einstein Must Die!, the first in the Fate Of Nations series, is a fast-paced romp through an alternate history as seen through a steampunk lens. Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill and other prominent figures clash in this tale of the US at war with Britain in 1910.
In Lawgivers, a biotech firm has created an immunization against all genetic diseases. As attorney Sarah Jordan and her police partner discover, however, its true purpose is the pacification of an increasingly unruly populace. Going up against its creator, Integrated Life Sciences, would be the case of a lifetime. But against ILS and its shadowy backers, even the law offers little protection.
Einstein Must Die!
1910 AD – Impending war with England has given Nikola Tesla the chance to build his dream: a weapon to end all wars.
The American steam-powered Beowulf tank is larger than a house, and carries enough firepower to face an army. Beowulf also has a mechanical brain, embedded with the consciousness of Colonel Browning, America’s best military strategist.
But in England, King George has put Albert Einstein to work for his own war effort: zeppelins capable of reaching the former colony, and new, radiological bombs to remind them of the price of disloyalty.
When two brilliant pacifists wield technology to bring peace to a planet at war, the final outcome will surprise them both, and the world.
Attorneys are judge, jury and executioner in one. Police officers are free to investigate and apprehend at will. Working together in pairs, they are called Lawgivers.
Like all attorneys, Sarah Jordan delivers justice with a katana blade. Moderate offenses result in the telltale scar of a Lawgiver sword through the palm. More serious crimes end with a blade through the heart.
When a young girl stumbles into their office after witnessing her father’s murder, Sarah and her cop partner Robert seek the murderer but soon find they’re on the trail of a vast conspiracy revolving around a new drug that vaccinates against all genetic diseases. Going up against its creator, Integrated Life Sciences, would be the case of a lifetime. But against ILS and its shadowy backers, even the law offers little protection.
Learn more about ILS at their website: http://ilsciences.com