Mr Something Synopsis
Isaac Ward knows that a man should obey the law, protect his country, do what’s right. But when an improbable corpse leads to an impossible device, these duties collide head on – and only one can win.
Dreaming of changing the world for the better, Isaac takes the device for himself. This is his chance to do something. Be someone. But he has his work cut out for him. The world is big, stubborn, and not so easily changed – and before he can even try, he has another, far more pressing problem.
How to stay alive.
Mr. Something is a fast-moving and provocative adventure story, ranging from the towers of San Francisco to the villages of Malawi. It examines duty, significance, and one of the world’s greatest issues: the one billion human beings living – and dying – in extreme poverty. (Amazon)
A bead of sweat trickled over an eyebrow and stung his eye, but he didn’t move. The game had suddenly come to life, and in real life the bad guys might be able to shoot straight. (Location 116-5009, Kindle)
Mr Something is New Zealand author Jay Baker’s first novel. My observations so far are that the premise is intriguing and the prose refreshingly straight forward.
Looking forward to reading your teasers!
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