Private investigator Jake Cardigan and his partner, Sid Gomez, must race to save a woman trapped in the deadly crossfire of a violent war between rival TekLords
William “Captain Kirk” Shatner of Star Trek fame returns with his ninth action-packed TekWar adventure, certain to thrill his devoted legions of science fiction readers.
In the year 2122 an addictive new form of the fantasy-enabling electronic drug Tek is about to hit the market. This version, delivered to users over computer networks, would eliminate the need for Tek chips, thereby putting the old-school TekLords out of business. Jill Bernardino, the ex-wife of Sid Gomez, loyal partner of private eye Jake Cardigan, has been looking into this new development closely—a little too closely—and now finds herself in serious, possibly inescapable peril. Caught in the middle of a vicious international drug war, Jill is taken prisoner, and only Cardigan and Gomez can rescue her. But their efforts will put them directly in the crosshairs of warring squads of Tek-trade killers in a bloody cartel war.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Shatner including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Having spawned a comic-book series, a set of trading cards, four TV movies and a cable TV series, Shatner's Tek series, starring tough-guy future detectives Jake Cardigan and Sid Gomez, now gives birth to a ninth novel that's more of the same old. It's the year 2122. Powerful Teklords have been raking in staggering profits from Tek, the cybernetic chips that deliver addictive fantasies. Now, however, rumors abound of a simple non-chip alternative to Tek, threatening the Teklords' empire. Jill, Gomez's nymphomaniacal second wife (of four), investigates the rumors, learns too much and finds herself caught between Johnny Trocadero, kingpin of the San Diego cartel, and the European Teklords Trocadero would like to depose. When Jill is kidnapped, Gomez and Cardigan speed off to her rescue, ramming through a dizzying succession of one-dimensional bad guys, roboticized hit men and cliched imprisonments, including a climactic sewer-crawl, before they manage to once again save the woman and the world. To beam today's big-time crime up into his seedy near-future, Shatner relies on superficially sketched gadgetry and choppy dialogue peppered with awkward 20th-century Spanglish; but none of these ploys compensates for minimal plot and paper-thin characterizations. This caper has the flavor of hardboiled ham.