|Tek Power (1994) [Novel]|
by William Shatner
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Series: Jake Cardigan (TekWar)
(From the publisher):
In Tek Power, the drug lords who control Tek put forth a new and audacious plan. President Warren Brookmeyer has a problem with Tek: while he insists that he uses the drug only for an occasional "lift," others in his administration have convinced him that the American people would not respond well if they were to learn that their president is a Tek user. Reluctantly, Brookmeyer has agreed to go into a rehabilitation facility in secret, and to allow an android simulation to replace him for the short time it will take to train himself away from Tek. The President's advisors have assured him that the robot stand-in will be successful. Mechanix International turns out a very good product. The American public will never know that handsome Vice President Jim McCracklin is actually reporting to an android—for a very brief time, of course. But President Brookmeyer is wise to be uneasy about the plan. What he cannot know is that his most trusted advisors are on the Tek payroll—and that when he "returns from his vacation" looking like a "new man," the country will be surprised to hear speeches from the White House that make substantial changes in his previous policies. Particularly surprising will be his new position on Tek, downplaying the importance of eliminating the Tek cartel....As they have in the past, the Teklords have failed to figure in the efforts of investigator Jake Cardigan and his tireless assistant Gomez. Summoned on what appears to be quite a different case, Cardigan and Gomez gradually unravel a tangled web of intrigue that leads to the top ranks of government.
Original title: Tek Power
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Mystery and Detectives