The Nfin8 Echo
A blogger, his friends, and a hacker group take on the pharmaceutical industry.
Stephen Crown’s father is dead, a victim of a prescription opioid overdose. It isn’t fair and it was way too easy. A slip on a rainy night, too much self-applied pressure to return to work, and too little understanding of the drugs he was given led to this. A son left without his father. But Stephen’s father taught him that words have power. “Words can hurt or they can heal,” he would say, “and when they echo truth, they have the most power.” Angry and filled with grief, Stephen refocuses his blog, Discussion Questions, from college humor to an exposé on the pharmaceutical industry. Soon he is asking questions and discovering facts that the industry would rather go unnoticed. When Annia Belmont publishes an article about Stephen, his blog starts trending, and the power brokers at NexChem Pharmaceuticals decide to teach him the price of speaking out against their practices. Their curriculum for Stephen includes hard-knocks courses in economics and biology—specifically, how the food chain works. Stephen, the small fish, stands his ground, and with the help of the hacker group N3RD, he begins to turn the tables. But will it be enough to win out against the power and finances backing NexChem? The Nfin8 Echo (an allegory of Saint Stephen) is a timely, contemporary thriller from a powerful new voice in fiction.
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 252 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 03, 2017)
Genre: FICTION / Thrillers / General