By Government-enforced mandate, genetic augmentation and implant technology cannot coexist in the same human body. Sixteen year old Viki’s life has depended on her implants since she was five. Now her implants are failing. When Viki discovers that the malfunctions are due to illegal augmentation, she is determined to find those responsible. Viki’s friend Halle, a rogue AI, is doing its best to help her search, but Halle has its own problems.
Agent Smith of the Search and Retrieval Bureau is also looking for the geneticists who augmented Viki, and his orders are to capture them by any means necessary—even if it requires risking Viki’s life by using her as bait. Agent Smith had been closing in on the AI before being reassigned to Viki’s case, and Smith’s partner is still on the hunt. Searching for the geneticists risks exposing Halle, but Viki and her friend must find them first—they are her only chance for survival.
“Augment is one of those great books that keeps your interest locked in until you run out of pages. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for well rounded, and well written, story with characters that will make you care.”
“There was just enough science to be plausible, and plenty of fiction to be entertaining. The author does a fine job in making an inanimate character (Halle) quite ‘animated’ and an essential component to the story.”
Author note: I love science fiction and studied genetics and computers in college. When it came time to choose my Senior Project, I decided to combine all my passions and write a science fiction novel. Of course, I needed a story to write. Thankfully an idea popped into my head out of the blue and from that fragment, Augment was born.