98.4 by the late Christopher Hodder-Williams, is his standalone 1960s-era contemporary science fiction proto-technothriller which was an early precursor to the modern mainstream bestselling blockbuster variety of such, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1969 by Hodder & Stoughton, and the story involves the obligatory security expert who stumbles across a vast and terrifying international conspiracy, this one having to do with some sort of frightening experiments involving turning the human brain into a lethal weapon, which of course he’s the only one who can thwart.
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One man can change the world.
One man can end it.
Nigel Yenn is a Security expert, working for a mysterious corporation riddled with secrets.
His life is unsurprising and by-the-book.
All that is about to change…
Dazed after losing his girlfriend Ruth and his job, he is in limbo. But soon he realises that knowledge is power … especially in a terrifying world of computerisation gone berserk.
International organisations and agencies have become deeply troubled by what they suspect is happening at Nigel’s former workplace in Elstree. One particular arm of the company, Group Three, run by pioneering Dr Stergen, is eerily private. Accessing information about them is virtually impossible – barring the garish PR stunts used by Stergen to raise his own image while keeping him immune from challenging questions.
In a final bid to uncover the chilling mystery of this strange organisation and the exact nature of Stergen’s work, UN agent Charles Chindale tracks Nigel down and recruits him to investigate.
Faced with no alternative, Nigel pursues every line of enquiry he can, unravelling a haunting series of events, the likes of which the world has never seen before…
Deep inside the laboratories of Group Three, an abomination is being developed.
Dr Stergen is using human brain power like never before … to create a weapon of mass destruction, forging brain waves with computer chips inside ballistic missiles.
Humanity has never been less safe.
Nigel is the only hope they have left.