Author Cliff Ratza’s
“Electra is exceptional. She knows that. And she also knows her extraordinary abilities – the paranormal aftermath of a near-death experience at birth – are secrets that must never be revealed. Her life depends on it.” That is chapter one’s opening paragraph from “The Girl with the Lightning Brain,” the first of six novels in the “Lightning Brain” action-adventure series for which the first three are complete. The novels are written to be different than contemporary novels. Readers can enjoy the books on whatever level they choose: Readers should enjoy the book on whatever level they wish: · Gripping action-packed thriller · Glimpses into a plausible near-term future · Insights for dealing with the “human condition” · Illustrative worldview philosophy · Fast-paced, suspense-filled emotive narrative and imagery · Introduction to topics every reader wants to know · Interesting talking points going beyond sound-bites The novels are prime candidates for creating an action-adventure film series. Our main character, Electra Kittner, is 18 years oldwhen the first chapter starts: August, 2115. She has extraordinary cognitive, physical, and emotional abilities caused by a lightning bolt that killed her mother as Electra was born. The lightning bolt rewired her brain’s neural circuitry. 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. In addition to novels, Cliff’s writing career includes journal articles, newsletters, press releases, and Websites.
He dedicates the series to readers everywhere. www.lightningbrainseries.com