A Programmer's Gambit by R. Richard
A Programmer's Gambit
by R. Richard
Jim Owen is a damn good computer programmer, but he isn't a people person. He is, once again, stuck in a terrible job situation. His boss, Dave, has disappeared and instead of him taking over managing his department, he’s asked to train his new boss....Jim is not a happy camper...
The FBI comes in and interviews each of the people with security clearances who were working for Dave. However, no one really knows anything at all about the guy. Jim then becomes involved with the wrap up of his Dave's estate, and learns some things about the man. He invariably comes up with an idea as to where Dave might have gone.
Jim then gets called into a meeting by his government customer. The government people tell him that his ex-boss had very important classified information and the government has to find him. In addition, the government isn't happy with Jim's employer. It dawns on Jim, that if he can find his ex-boss, he can run his own company. Jim, while not a people person, is ambitious and willing to do just about anything to run his own company.
He then meets with the FBI and tells them that he thinks he knows where Dave probably went. Jim's idea is wild and based on speculation.
However, it's the only lead the FBI has. Jim then meets with a special FBI squad and convinces them that his idea is good.
There is a problem. Jim is the only one who can positively identify Dave, therefore, he is drafted to go to Chile to find Dave.
Jim is called in for a meeting with the FBI. He was too violent and too vicious during the mission to Chile. The FBI is very displeased and they don't want the same level of violence during Jim's next mission. Jim doesn't have to take the second mission, unless of course if he wants to keep getting government contracts for his new company.
About Author :
"I am the co-author, with Sunset Thomas, of Anatomy of An Adult Film. I have 15 novels and over 200 short stories currently published."
"I spent my early years in the part of Los Angeles known as the South Central. I was known as Whi’ Boy, which was sufficient to identify me in that place. I am a skilled Kung-Fu player, using a system I learned from a Korean I knew only as ‘Pak.’ It would be easier to tell you the places where Pak was not wanted by the police than the places where he was wanted by the police. Pak’s Kung-Fu system, augmented by some bits and pieces from some Chinese practitioners, is quick and effective, or I would not be alive today."
"My early education was mostly obtained by stealing books from the public library. [I always returned them and the Librarian even began to provide me with reading lists.] I did go to high schools, but I never really learned anything there. I eventually graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles , UCLA, with a degree in mathematics."
I work as a Systems Analyst and also make a part of my living as a professional gambler [legal in Nevada.]
I write science fiction and erotica. My published novels are:
Tails of the Pussycat Lounge;
Second Chance: God Killer.
Second Chance: Sky Pirate
Second Chance: Scroll Seeker
Second Chance: King of The Islands
Second Chance: King Of Zaya
A Programmer's Gambit
Pirate of The Keys
The Secret Life of Wanda Wilson
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