D.E.M. - Deus Ex Machina

Lee Ness
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     The email pinged again. The attachment was a picture of the door to her flat. She reeled. Clasping her hand to her mouth as she retched again.

     “It was never about the money, Rachel. It was always about you. I could use someone with your skills. I’ll be in touch. I know where you live. D.E.M.”


When Rachel is spurred to use her computing skills to find an abducted boy, she has no idea that it will bring her to the attention of an anonymous vigilante. Is the vigilante what he seems and what does he want with Rachel?

Rachel is coerced by the mysterious D.E.M. to carry out hacking on seemingly innocuous companies, helped by her friends Deborah, Cam and Cam’s ill-tempered boss, Dave.

As she gets drawn deeper into their world, she tries to find out more, only to put herself and her friends in grave danger.

When she finally realises that the mysterious D.E.M. isn’t a vigilante at all, Rachel is in a race against time to save her friends and prevent an escalation in the war between Israel and Palestine.
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About the author

 Lee Ness is the Wiltshire Sports Coach of the Year and has coached sports teams and individuals for over a decade.

Lee’s first book, The Sports Motivation Master Plan gave young athletes, their parents and coaches the benefit of this extensive experience.

Lee's debut novel D.E.M. - Deus Ex Machina is available from 21 March 15. He is also writing a series of historical fiction novels set in Ancient Greece. The first of these is being released in parts over the course of 2015.

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Publisher
Lee Ness
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Published on
Mar 7, 2015
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Pages
340
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Political
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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Lee Ness
Alexander felt triumphant and couldn’t help a slight smile crossing his face. He had outplayed the Strategos and thought about how pleased Nicanos would be, but the Strategos’s next words froze the smile on his face.“You’re assuming I allow you to return, boy.” The Strategos’s smile widened into a feral grin again. This one did touch his eyes, but the humour in it didn’t comfort Alexander. “Maybe I’ll just have you killed right now and then I don’t have any problems.” His eyes bored right through Alexander.
Book description for the Hoplite novel:In 440BC, all the young Alexander wants to be is an Olympian. But while trying to follow his hoplite father, Alexander becomes trapped aboard a troop ship. His life spins out of control when making port, the seemingly benign state of Samos overthrows the mighty Athenian army and tragedy strikes. He soon realises that the foes in his own camp are more dangerous than the Samian rebels. When one of his only friends and allies on the island goes missing, Alexander has to further endanger his own life to try and find him but by doing so he puts his friend's life, and his mother back in Athens, in danger.Note: This novella is Part 2 of Hoplite. The other five parts will be released over the course of the year.
Book description for Part 2.In the wake of the tragedy, Alexander has no time to grieve. He meets the Strategos - The General, a giant of a man. But The Strategos has no interest in a boy like Alexander, has he? But The General is more than he seems and Alexander is pitched into a foot race against the fastest man in the Samian army and the stakes couldn't be higher!
Lee Ness
 To reach the top in sport takes something special, but as well as talent you also need the right approach, the right mindset, the right plan. Lee Ness’ Sports Motivation Master Plan helps you create your own route map to success. From picking your dream and learning from the greats through getting motivated and dealing with obstacles, the Master Plan is there for you no matter what your sport. 
If you want to be the best in your sport, no matter what it is, then you need the Sports Motivation Master Plan. 
What people are saying about The Sports Motivation master Plan"The Sports Motivation Master Plan by Lee Ness is a book I wish I had been able to get my hands on as a developing athlete. Through the book, Lee provides advice on a wide variety of topics that will be useful to developing athletes, their parents, and their coaches. Right from the beginning, Lee provides a framework for selecting a sporting goal, and then discusses how to achieve this goal. The book looks in depth at how to get the best out of yourself through a range of physical and mental techniques, including an in-depth discussion of "The Zone" and how to get there, how to turn weaknesses into strengths, and mind games. Essential reading for anyone that wants to reach their sporting potential.”
- Craig Pickering, Olympic Sprinter 
“Lee Ness’ book, "The Sports Motivation Master Plan", fills the gap between coach and parent, helping young athletes and their parents understand what they need to do to reach the top of their sport. 
In a way, it's a route map to success. 
If you are interested in performing at the highest level, I highly recommend "The Sports Motivation Master Plan”"
- Jimson Lee, SpeedEndurance.com
"Lee draws on his experiences and with chapters such as motivation, sacrifice, self-evaluation and turning your weaknesses into strengths, the book is effectively an action pan for success."
- Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly
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