Unlimited, Christy award-winning author, Davis Bunn’s new book Unlimited releases September 1 while the movie version releases October 11, 2013: www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/unlimited-potential-comes-to-life-with-forthcoming-movie-release-on-october-11-2013-217745461.html It’s a fascinating tale of murder, greed and political corruption that former MIT student, Simon Orwell stumbles into when his old professor invites him to Mexico. The email he received spoke of a breakthrough on a device he and the professor developed when Simon was a student at MIT. Simon wanted to talk with the professor again, but it didn’t concern the device, he wanted to ask forgiveness for an unforgiveable act.
The story opens as Simon crawls from the burning wreckage of his car now resting on its side “…in the shallow trench…alongside the Mexican highway.” His beloved Mustang, tires blown and shredded, destroyed by a plank full of ten inch nails someone dragged onto the road at his approach.
Disoriented from the crash, Simon knew to stay out of sight though he didn’t remember why until he peeked across the road and saw a man waiting for a break in the traffic to cross over. The fear he felt when he first saw him at the border crossing rushed back and he knew he had to hide, first the canvas duffel he’d pulled from the wreckage, then himself.
The bag held the apparatus, diagrams, graphs and spreadsheets he’d developed, but never finished with Professor Vasquez. Now they were all that remained of Simon’s life as a MIT student researcher. Although the duffel bag was too heavy to carry far, Simon slithered over the ditch’s edge to search for a hiding place in the dessert.
Thus begins a tale of assassins, murder and suspense wrapped in romance, unrealized dreams, treacherous acts and political corruption set in the small border town of Ojinaga, Mexico. Add beautiful Sofia, intrigued by Simon, although engaged to a corrupt and dangerous politico. An orphanage Sofia runs with the help of Pedro Simon unintentionally puts at risk and Harold Finch who left a lucrative NASA career to “serve a higher cause.”
It’s a world of mysterious secrets wrapped around a device to harness “wasted energy” and turn it into cheap energy for the Mexican poor. Although the story borders on science fiction, quantum physics recognizes the existence of wasted energy: http://phys.org/news/2013-02-quantum-dot-energy-harvester-electricity.html Yet, it’s also an inspirational story of encouragement and hope based on the life of “successful entrepreneur/NASA spacecraft scientist, Harold L. Finch” who believes everyone has unlimited potential that few realize.
This compelling read will only whet your appetite to see the movie. Unlimited movie trailer: www.davisbunn.com/blog/unlimited-movie-trailer
Unlimited: a Novel, by Davis Bunn, B&H Books, September 1, 2013, 320 Pages, 978-1433679407, $14.99
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