Here's the query that Tara perfected at QueryCon last year. This query snatched the attention of Curiosity Quills. Pop Travel is now available.
Private investigator J. L. Cooper always knew pop travel laser teleportation was too good to be true. Finding a video of a disintegrating traveler is the stomach turning “I told you so.”
To broadcast the video on the nosy government monitored Q-net would be a needless risk of arrest. So Cooper digs for the truth, discovering more unsolved traveler disappearances, resulting in the death of his client and a threat to his political little brother, who is in jeopardy of turning to dust anyway for disregarding Cooper’s warnings not to pop. Cooper has to do everything himself. To stop the disappearances and save his brother he must shut down the ruthless mega corp Pop Travel International (PTI). And that means convincing Hasan Rakhi, the celebrity Creator of pop travel, to publicly admit the deadly flaw. No problem.
Staying one step ahead of PTI and the rogue FBI lackeys watching his every move through the damn web cams, Cooper has to be unpredictable. Facing his fear, he pops in to crash a party at Hasan’s well-fortified plantation compound. Yes, the laser fences are real. As long as he survives his next pop, Cooper won’t let anything distract him from getting the job done. Not the android security guards who aren’t as bright as they look, or even Southern Comfort in a purple dress, Geri Harper (an undercover Agent). And now, Hasan has a problem he needs Cooper to help him with before he will reciprocate. It’s always something, but nothing Coop can’t handle.
POP TRAVEL is a thriller complete at 85,000 words. This adventure is reminiscent of Romancing the Stone mixed with I, Robot. The first five pages follow.
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