The Hermes Protocol (Paperback)
THE HERMES PROTOCOL has everything you could want in a story: adventure, mystery, and a heist Following Intel Operative Elise through the twists and turns of her mission kept me on the edge of my seat, desperate to know what happens next. Movie material, for certain -- Stephanie Eding, Author of The Unplanned Life of Josie Hale The Hermes Protocol grabbed my attention from the get go. I found myself in a believable future world that left me torn between wanting to destroy the establishment and accepting my corporate branding in order to enjoy the enticing benefits available. Chris Arnone weaves a tale of intrigue wrapped around characters I found myself rooting for. As Elise revealed each layer of story and world, I lived the shock, anxiety, and everything else with her. Quynn and Bastion were a cyberpunk dream come true. If you're looking for a relatable adventure of cyberpunk mystery rather than misery, then this is the story you've been waiting for. -- H.S. Kallinger, Author of the Lost Humanity Series "Hello? Who are you? Where am I?" Elise Corto-Intel is an Intel Operative sent on what should have been a routine job to break into a luxury high-rise, crack open a safe, and take what's inside. But as soon as she touches the tiny microchip, a voice crackles to life in her comms revealing an artificial intelligence named Bastion. In a city-spanning adventure, they must work together in a race against the clock to recover Bastion's stolen chip, escape from a maniacal hitwoman, and untangle the web of players chasing this illegal artificial intelligence before Elise is terminated from the Corto Corporation, her employer that is also her home, family, and her life. Chris Arnone's work of cyberpunk science fiction, THE HERMES PROTOCOL, follows an intelligence operative with cybernetic enhancements as she races through the futuristic otherworldly Jayu City, on a mission that challenges her ideas of family, loyalty, and what defines life itself.