The McCall Initiative Episodes 1-3

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Whip-smart and laser-focused, Piper’s never had a shred of doubt about her talent for medicine. She won’t let anything stop her from becoming a doctor. Not the kids who’ve written her off as a nerdy know-it-all, not the death of her beloved father, and certainly not the secession that transformed her Pacific Northwest home into the nation of Cascadia.


But when her family disappears and she’s branded a criminal, Piper’s future is flatlined in a heartbeat. Driven into hiding, she learns that wealthy American climate refugees have been buying their way across Cascadia’s closed border. Even more sinister, someone is deporting the nation’s poor to make room for them.


If Piper is ever to see her family again, she’ll have to rally every scrap of her battered grit to decipher who’s behind the disappearances. But those responsible will stop at nothing to protect their secrets, and Piper’s only hope may be the very boy whose family displaced her own.

The McCall Initiative is a story told in serial form. If you’re a fan of edge-of-your-seat dystopian thrillers with a twist of romance, you’ll love Lisa Nowak’s glimpse at a future that’s all too plausible. Great for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Legend.

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Includes episodes 1-3 (Deception, Revelation, Conspiracy) of the ten-part, first season of The McCall Initiative serial. Approximately 228 pages or 75,000 words.

Season 1 is now complete.

About the author

In addition to being a YA author, Lisa Nowak is a retired amateur stock car racer, an accomplished cat whisperer, and a professional smartass. She writes coming-of-age books about kids in hard luck situations who learn to appreciate their own value after finding mentors who love them for who they are. She enjoys dark chocolate and stout beer and constantly works toward employing wei wu wei in her life, all the while realizing that the struggle itself is an oxymoron.

Lisa has no spare time, but if she did she’d use it to tend to her expansive perennial garden, watch medical dramas, take long walks after dark, and teach her cats to play poker. For those of you who might be wondering, she is not, and has never been, a diaper-wearing astronaut. She lives in Milwaukie, Oregon, with her husband, several feline companions, and two giant sequoias.

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