Reproduction

Reproduction

Ian Williams

Poetry

A hilarious, surprising and poignant love story about the way families are invented, told with the savvy of a Zadie Smith and with an inventiveness all Ian Williams' own, Reproduction bangs lives together in a polyglot suburb of Toronto.Felicia and Edgar meet as their mothers are dying. Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family, come together only because their mothers share a hospital room. When Felicia's mother dies and Edgar's "Mutter" does not, Felicia drops out of high school and takes a job as Mutter's caregiver. While Felicia and Edgar don't quite understand each other, and Felicia recognizes that Edgar is selfish, arrogant, and often unkind, they form a bond built on grief (and proximity) that results in the birth of a son Felicia calls Armistice. Or Army, for short. Some years later, Felicia and Army (now 14) are living in the basement of a home owned by Oliver, a divorced man of...
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Beijing Smog

Beijing Smog

Ian Williams

Poetry

Set in contemporary China, Beijing Smog is a novel about deception. It is about the power of online ridicule and rumour in a society where truth and reality are about as clear as the thick smog, beneath which corrupt politicians struggle for power, spies stalk cyberspace, and a bubble economy is about to burst. It is the story of an image, which is posted online as a joke, goes viral, and ends up threatening the ruling Communist Party, which doesn't have a sense of humour. It is built around three characters. A 21-year-old Chinese blogger who lives mostly in a virtual world beyond the screen of his smartphone, and who first posts the image; a delusional British businessman, still selling the China Miracle even as it crumbles around him, and an American diplomat chasing cyber spies. Their individual stories collide as the image takes on a life of its own in a bizarre and threatening way for them all – but mostly for the Party. Ian Williams' cyber thriller takes readers from...
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Zero Days

Zero Days

Ian Williams

Poetry

In the arsenal of cyber weapons out there, these zero days are the most deadly. Like nukes...A new and dangerous computer bug is sweeping the internet. But this bug is different. Smart, quick, sophisticated, and developed by elite hackers working for a cybercrime syndicate, it can break through an unknown flaw in the world's most secure computer chips and cripple any system within seconds - the ultimate cyber weapon.Reluctant American cyber sleuth Chuck Drayton unwittingly finds himself caught in the deadly crossfire of an unfolding cyber war, with no idea what lies ahead. Chuck and his small team of investigators join a desperate race against the great cyber powers, and an unscrupulous tech entrepreneur, to stop the zero day before it's too late...Exhilarating and gripping in equal measure, with plot twists at every turn, this fast-paced cyber thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me

Ian Williams

Poetry

Author proceeds from this book will go to 2 charities. Msizi Africa and Come Ride with me.Detective Inspector Ian Carragher leads a simple life. He loves unhealthy food, drinking, football and his wife. However he can barely look after himself, so when a series of gruesome murders occurs across London he has to find the culprit. However he finds out more about himself.All proceeds I receive from this book will go to 2 charities. 'Msizi Africa' and 'Come Ride With Me.' The links to those charities are included in the book. Detective Inspector Ian Carragher is a man of simple needs. He loves unhealthy food, drinking, football and his wife. However he struggles to show the last one, whilst over-doing all of the others.At work he tries to act professionally but his childish jokes and sometimes unprofessional manner does not adhere him to the higher echelons of the police force. When there is a series of murders in London which seemingly spread across the country its his chance to show his bosses what he is capable of. However along the way he also finds out whats really important in his life which beats any kudos he gleans from the Chief Inspector.
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