By James Bannon (Banco Picante Press, Paperback, 9780983912439, 260pp.)
Publication Date: November 27, 2011
James Bannon’s debut novel, i2, is a gripping psychological thriller built on a bold science-fiction premise. On the eve of creating a revolutionary procedure by which memories can be uploaded and stored, renowned bio-software engineer Edward Frame is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Secretly turning the procedure upon himself, Frame prepares to begin life again. But something goes terribly wrong. Instead of returning to the woman he loves, Edward is born into the family of his rival: a man who has stolen his company, his fortune, his widow and his children. His towering intellect and experience trapped in the form of a helpless child, Edward Frame embarks on an odyssey of life that is in turns exhilarating and terrifying, joyous and tragic. As the plot races from one twist to the next, Bannon cleverly elevates his page-turning thriller into a profound exploration of the growth of the human soul and the true meaning of sacrifice and love.
About the Author
James Bannon is an eclectic creative force, writer of screenplays, episodic television and movies. He is one of the most in-demand voice actors in Hollywood today, having worked on thousands of network and cable television dramas. A dedicated world traveler, he is fluent in six languages. He has ventured into strange and challenging locales to satisfy his curiosity about life and people; he has experienced civil wars, revolutions, fascist regimes, communist dictatorships, as well as moments of great beauty and revelation in the distant jungles, mountains and exotic cities of our planet. I2 is his first novel. He is currently working on a project which has propelled him into the arcane universe of large spectacle fireworks. In the process he has become a certified pyrotechnician.
Praise For I2…
"Powered by relentless pacing and jaw-dropping plot twists throughout, Bannon's debut novel is a science-fiction thriller of the highest order--but it's ultimately a heartrending romance and a profoundly moving exploration into the frailty and preciousness of human existence...In a word: mind-blowing." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)