Troubles

Ian J Miller
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The invention of fusion
power in 2151 permits economic recovery from decades of anarchy where law and
order has been privatized and either totally corrupted, or, as happened in the
Green Zone, locally enforced by an expert sniper, Lawrence Foster. David
Sheldon sees this as an opportunity to acquire wealth and power by any means.
Lawrence's daughter, Suzie, leaves the Green Zone and becomes part of a
movement to have all the economy incorporated in a few giant corporations, and
she uses a machine pistol to help her. Henry Adams had an ill-fated crush on
Suzie, and when Lawrence dies, he has become a capable sniper, but he remains
in the Green Zone and attempts to return it to free enterprise and proper law
and order. When David and Suzie focus their attention on the Green Zone, only
one can survive.
 
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Dr Miller graduated from the University of Canterbury, and initially worked at Chemistry Division, DSIR, in New Zealand to work first on lignin chemistry, then recycling, seaweed research, then hydrothermal wood liquefaction. In 1986 he left DSIR to set up Carina Chemical Laboratories Ltd as a research company to support the private half of a joint venture to make pyromellitates, the basis of high temperature resistant plastics. More recently, he has worked on the development of Nemidon gels (www.nemidon.co.nz) and fuels and chemicals through the hydrothermal treatment of microalgae. He has written about 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, about 35 other articles, and was on the Editorial Board of Botanica Marina between about 1998-2008. He has also written some science in fiction futuristic thriller-type novels. While these are intended to entertain, they also should give just a little insight on how science works, and also a little on the author's experience at small business. These novels, including Puppeteer, and Troubles, have been self-published as ebooks. Links can be found at www.ianmiller.co.nz. 

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Ian J Miller
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Published on
Jul 19, 2014
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Pages
417
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English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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