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The New Lyons Sequence #3
by J.T. Nicholas
Genre: Science Fiction, Artificial Intelligence
Pub Date: 9/18/18
The Sickness unto Death

The Synth revolution has come at last. The supposedly synthetic beings

humans crafted to do their dirty work for them have fully actualized

their own humanity—and they no longer acquiesce in their

enslavement. Victory in the struggle to tear down the institutions of

oppression seems just a matter of time. But the halls of power are

not so easily shaken—and a counterstrike is inevitable.

Former Detective Jason Campbell has pledged his life to the Synthetic cause.

So when a mysterious virus starts wiping out Synths left and

right—and shows signs of mutating to target everyone else—he must

lead a race against time to prevent the outbreak of the most horrific

plague the world has ever seen. If he succeeds, he’ll expose the

moral bankruptcy of the depraved elites who will stop at nothing to

restore the old order. If he fails, it could mean the end of life on

this planet. For both Synth and Human.

The New Lyons Sequence #2
The Post-Modern Prometheus

Synths were manufactured to look human and perform physical labor, but they

were still only machines. That’s what the people who used—and

abused—them believed, until the truth was revealed: Synths are

independent, sentient beings. Now, the governments of the world must

either recognize their human nature and grant them their rightful

freedom, or brace for a revolution.

Former New Lyons Detective Jason Campbell has committed himself to the

Synths’ cause, willing to fight every army the human race marches

against them. But they have an even greater enemy in Walton

Biogenics, the syndicate behind the creation and distribution of the

“artificial” humans. The company will stop at nothing to protect

their secrets—and the near-mythological figure known to Synths as

“The First,” whose very existence threatens the balance of power

across the world . . .


The New Lyons Sequence #1
The Artificial Evolution

They look like us. Act like us. But they are not human. Created to

perform the menial tasks real humans detest, Synths were designed

with only a basic intelligence and minimal emotional response. It

stands to reason that they have no rights. Like any technology, they

are designed for human convenience. Disposable.

In the city of New Lyons, Detective Jason Campbell is investigating a

vicious crime: a female body found mutilated and left in the streets.

Once the victim is identified as a Synth, the crime is designated no

more than the destruction of property, and Campbell is pulled from

the case.

But when a mysterious stranger approaches Campbell and asks him to

continue his investigation in secret, Campbell is dragged into a dark

world of unimaginable corruption. One that leaves him questioning the

true nature of humanity.

And what he discovers is only the beginning . . .


J.T. Nicholas was born in Lexington,

Virginia, though within six months he moved (or was moved, rather) to

Stuttgart, Germany. Thus began the long journey of the military brat,

hopping from state to state and country to country until, at present,

he has accumulated nearly thirty relocations. This experience taught

him that, regardless of where one found oneself, people were largely

the same. When not writing, Nick spends his time practicing a variety

of martial arts, playing games (video, tabletop, and otherwise), and

reading everything he can get his hands on. Nick currently resides in

Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, a pair of indifferent cats, a

neurotic Papillion, and an Australian Shepherd who (rightly) believes

he is in charge of the day-to-day affairs.


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