Nashville Beaumont

Nashville Beaumont

“My name is Nashville Beaumont. I am twelve years old and few people know I exist. I was born in a secret underground facility in Texas. My twin sister, Providence, was taken away weeks ago. I can’t remember her face. I don’t even know for sure if I ever saw her after we were born. Likely, they separated us right at birth. But I will find her, and when I do, I will Kidar Frenzid, the man who made me watch as he killed my entire family, one at a time.

Some of my memories, I believe, may have been tampered with, but these things I know are true. I WILL find Providence and I WILL kill Kidar Frenzid. And I AM Nashville Beaumont, I am twelve years old, and I… am a weapon.”

A tale full of twists and high-stakes adventure, Nashville Beaumont takes you all the way from Texas to Argentina, to the moon, and even on to places far off in the galaxy. His faith in himself is pushed way beyond its limits as he struggles to free his sister from the hands of a bloodthirsty madman, discovering along the way that the very world he lives on is in jeopardy. To save it, Nashville must learn to discern his friends from his enemies. Not an easy task when people have been poking around in your mind, changing memories, fabricating truths, and hiding deep, dark lies.

Also in this volume is the bonus story, THE HYPERBOLE ENGINE:

“I’m on my way back from the Proog System when I spot a place that looks inviting. Not too crowded, not too bright. Somewhere I can just sit, have a drink, and lay low for a while. Of course this is all shattered ten minutes after I take my seat when I’m accosted by three others. They start asking me questions. Questions I don’t want to answer, like, ‘Where have you been?” And, “Where’re you headed?” And of course, the ubiquitous, “What are you looking for?”

They guess me to be an ISF agent. I don’t tell them if they’re right or if they’re wrong. I just let it go by. Then they guess that I’ve been dispatched to figure out what happened to the Hyperbole Engine. That’s when it all starts to get predictable as they each pontificate the details of what they think the Hyperbole Engine actually is. It’s funny really, because nobody really knows. Well, that’s not entirely true. But most people certainly don’t know. Right now, though, I’m just hoping to get out of this place in one piece. Oh, and if I manage to get the girl? That’s just a bonus.”

July 02, 2016