Process Improvement Publishing
Publication date: January 2006
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The United States is spending billions of dollars on building a quantum computer, a computer that isn't expected to be ready for another 30 years! Why? What is President Bush hiding from the taxpayers now? This novel is based on a secret project that will change the world. The novel is based on 95% fact. The adventure begins when Dr. JW, a world-known physicist, is hired by the NSA to build a quantum computer, a computer that operates at a billion times faster than a conventional computer. A few years into the project, Dr. JW learns that the CIA killed his brother. He goes ballistic and plots to avenge his brother's untimely death. He makes plans to steal the quantum computer and sell it to a foreign buyer. A lead physicist, Dr. Garrett Vanderhoff, gets wind of the planned theft and plans to do something about it. When Dr. JW steals the computer, he eliminates the entire project team to cover his tracks. But when he tests the computer, he realizes he has been duped. But by whom? Everyone is dead. Did he make a terrible mistake killing the team too early? And where is the computer? Through action-packed suspense, Dr. JW and his ruthless cohorts desperately search for the computer. With they come up empty-handed; his foreign buyer threatens to pull the plug. Dr. JW makes one last-ditch effort and calls the Cheyenne Satellite Tracking Station in Virginia on the faint hope that the satellite used in the earlier computer tests might give him a clue as to the whereabouts of the computer. Not expecting anything, he is shocked to learn that the satellite had been accessed several times after the computer disappeared. With a breathless pace, Dr. JW traces the satellite signal to the house of Zachary Vanderhoff, Garrett's father. After a thorough search of the house, Dr. JW comes up empty-handed once again. Puzzled, he puts a full tail on the occupants of the house, Zachary, a retired detective, and Aaron Vanderhoff, Garrett's only son. Now all is quiet. There are no satellite signals. Zachary tends his garden and takes long walks. Aaron attends MIT as a full-time physics graduate student. When Aaron graduates as the valedictorian of his graduating class, Zachary presents Aaron with a laptop computer and a story about how Dell has offered to pay him $5,000 to test the functionality of the prototype computer. Almost a computer guru, Aaron accepts the challenge and the much needed money. Months go by as Aaron works hard at his new job as a Staff Physicist at TRW and uses his extra time to work with the computer. He makes little progress and doesn't understand why Dell wanted to pay him $5,000 to test a computer. The pace shifts into high gear when Aaron quits his job to nurse his cancer-stricken grandfather back to health and to explore the inner depths of the Dell computer. Mysterious messages start appearing in a seemingly random fashion. Aaron discovers a hidden message from his dead father. He learns that the Dell story had been a cover up and that the laptop computer is actually the computer his father stealthily removed from the NSA to prevent Dr. JW from stealing it. Aaron learns the secrets of the computer and realizes why it can't get into the wrong hands. He is amazed when he learns that the computer has an untested ability to transport objects from one place to another. With Zachary's high medical bills and small pension, Aaron schemes to test the computer by locating and delivering a wanted terrorist to the White House south lawn. Now the American President is interested.