When quick wits and loyalty are put to the test
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Timing, a new science fiction book set in the fairly near future, explores the relationship between human and artificial intelligence, solving high-tech financial crime in space. it is set about one year after the events of Far from the Spaceports. It has been published by Matteh Publications and is now available at online retailers.

When quick wits and loyalty are put to the test

Mitnash and his AI companion Slate, coders and investigators of interplanetary fraud, are at work again in Timing, the sequel to Far from the Spaceports.

This time their travels take them from Jupiter to Mars, chasing a small-scale scam which seems a waste of their time. Then the case escalates dramatically into threats and extortion. Robin's Rebels, a new player in the game, is determined to bring down the financial world, and Slate's fellow AIs are the targets. Will Slate be the next victim?

The clues lead them back to the asteroid belt, and to their friends on the Scilly Isles. The next attack will be here, and Mitnash and Slate must put themselves in the line of fire. To solve the case, they need to team up with an old adversary - the only person this far from Earth who has the necessary skills to help them. But can they trust somebody who keeps their own agenda so well hidden?

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Samples (free downloads): Buy on Amazon: Some review comments:
  • Before the Second Sleep: “…a story that provides questions as well as answers, thrill and satisfaction, and an adventure that can’t be beat. The psychology of relationships being a huge theme running through the book follows superbly…”
  • Breakfast with Pandora: “…So here he is, Mit, a dashing yet ethical nerd, threading his way through entanglements virtual, emotional, and both at the same time, while hunting down the shadowy anarchist group “Robin’s Rebels” and sending down versions of new software written on the fly to his superiors, with the obligatory “interim release note.”…”
  • Amazon.com: “…If you are looking for good science, believable personalities and suspense coupled with an immensely satisfying read then this book is for you!…”
See extract from the novel.

Cover image: Timing
Cover image © copyright by permission Ian Grainger www.iangrainger.co.uk.

Published by Matteh Publications.

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General buy links: ISBN Numbers:
Softback: 978-0993-1684-6-8
ebook (kindle/epub): 978-0993-1684-7-5

Listen to author readings:

Timing Reading 1 - Robin’s Rebels
from Richard Abbott on Vimeo.

For more information please email books@kephrath.com.
General contact details: info@kephrath.com or books@kephrath.com
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