Embark on an Adventure in Every Page of This Riveting Read

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This action-adventure series, laced with terrorism and political intrigue, constructs from the latest technological and sociopolitical trends one plausible scenario resulting from a viral pandemic occurring early in the 22nd century.

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The Girl with the Lightning Brain Contest #1

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As you know from reading the first book in our series, both Electra and Indira love games and contests. So does the author, and he invites you to play along as you immerse yourself in the world that emerges when you read the books. So, here’s our first contest.

On page 406, Indira tells Electra in a dream sequence, “You want love, and now that you have Christi’s you have inherited the outcome of an ancient Chinese proverb: Be careful of what you wish for because it may come true.” Before departing Indira says, “I shall leave you with this question: What two Chinese proverbs are often quoted with the one I mentioned earlier? Awaken now and stay on your chosen path.”

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Cliff Ratza considers himself a “simple scholar,” having parlayed four degrees (math and physics, business and computer science) into a career spanning many jobs, companies, and industries. He grew up in Chicago, graduating from top Illinois universities, then launched his business career and later returned to Chicago where he teaches at three universities while working for his consulting business clients...

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Meet Electra Kittner, the extraordinary protagonist in “The Girl with the Lightning Brain” author Cliff Ratza’s first novel in the “Lightning Brain Series.” She survives at birth a near-fatal lightning bolt that transforms her genetically far beyond “mere humans,” but her secret must never be revealed or the Government would treat her badly. This gripping […]
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"Copious plot and character development... steady-paced... protagonists physical attributes showcased."

— Kirkus Review

"Ending offers resolution for at least one subplot... fantastic cliffhanger that will leave readers yearning for the next book."

— Kirkus Review 

"Sparkling Dialogue and Emotive Imagery captivate."

— Dream Merchant's Production Editor

"Exceptionally written, unputdownable book! It deals with what is real. A literary oeuvre cleverly wrapped in an action-adventure thriller."

— SWP Book Reviewer 

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