MIND OF A CHILD
When the premier architect for the pentagon’s next generation, largely robotic, military goes offline, citing irreconcilable differences, the CEO of RevoCorp, the private firm that manufactures all of Natty’s toys, takes it upon himself to help their boy genius undergo a change of heart. He schedules a little R&R for him in the thick of the Amazon jungle. His secret aim is to see that Natty has to fight for his life against many of his own creations. Perhaps after getting a taste of the corporate “team builder,” he’ll be right back to realizing that growing a conscience just gets in the way of boys with toys. He’s counting on the child at heart that Natty remains even now that he’s in his twenties resurfacing in force.
Instead, a chain of events is unleashed that threatens not only the entire planet but compels the maturation that just hasn’t taken in Natty up until now. With his girlfriend in tow, and falling fast for the Special Ops guy heading up his protection detail, who is the epitome of the suave, sophisticated man of the world, as capable of dealing with anything reality dishes out as Natty is capable of avoiding reality altogether, he has no choice but to present a better version of himself to her or lose Laney altogether.
Can Natty pull off the metamorphosis before Quatrell, his rival for Laney’s affections, decides it’s just more advantageous to let their CEO take him out, using the war games as an excuse?
And what about what Natty finds in the depths of the amazon jungle? Prototypes he can barely remember designing are proving to have a life of their own beyond even their creator’s wildest imaginings. They also have an agenda entirely their own. And no Special Ops team is enough to protect Natty against a future he himself built, a post-human world, where even the most capable of combat-trained humans just can’t cut it anymore.