||Sphere Publishing, LLC
||November, 24, 2014
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Left for dead after a mob hit, a blind sixteen-year-old becomes super-sighted with x-ray vision enabling him to take revenge on the Las Vegas mobster who ordered the hit on his father.
Daniel Raye was only sixteen when he walked in on a mob hit against his father. Brutally beaten and left for dead, Daniel awakens in a hospital to find himself blind and with no memory of the hit. Placed in the FBI’s witness protection program, Daniel is relocated to Northern California where he’s given residence with a long, lost Aunt who runs a bio-tech firm called NanoBytes. Over time, Daniel rebuilds his life and adapts well to his newfound family, but as fate would have it, comes under the scrutiny of the mob once again–but not before his Aunt finds a cure for his blindness. Using a radical untested procedure incorporating robotic nanites spliced with the DNA from animals and insects, Daniel is injected with a serum that only a mad scientist could create.
Does it work?
Better than anyone imagined.
What would you do with x-ray vision?
Benny was livid. He didn’t know what the hell was going on, but heads were going to roll when he found out. Nobody was going to take his casino for a ride−not even some rich tech punk. Exiting his private elevator, Benny hit the casino floor expecting Sid and Bruno to be there waiting for him. They weren’t. Instead he was greeted by a flash mob of reporters and cameramen who converged on him like a swarm of locust with lights and cameras waiting. Amidst a flurry of flashing bulbs and microphones jammed into his face Benny suddenly found himself being besieged with questions regarding allegations of bribery with a state senator. To his chagrin, he had no idea what they were talking about and it showed. He was bewildered and caught off guard, stuttering and stammering like a fool as he tried to ascertain where all this was coming from. It was only the advent of Sid and Bruno coming to his rescue that he was finally able to break free and head over to high limit−a herd of press following.
★★★★ Four Stars -- Readers' Favorite
Reviewed By Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite
It was the worst day of his life when 16-year-old Daniel Raye walked in on a mob hit against his father. Viciously beaten and left to die, Daniel wakes up in the hospital with no vision, no memories, and no place to go. He’s put in the witness protection program by the FBI and moves to California to live with his long lost aunt, Ethyl. She runs a bio-tech firm called NanoBytes, and does everything she can to restore Daniel’s sight. Ethyl uses a drastic experimental procedure combining robotic nanites with animal and insect DNA. Not only does Daniel get his sight back, but he has X-ray vision and regains his painful memories. When the mob once again interrupts his peaceful life, Daniel uses his incredible vision to his advantage. In fact, Daniel is out for revenge.
Nanovision (What Would You Do With X-Ray Vision?) by Paul Harry is a technological thriller that is quite compelling from start to finish. The premise is laced with fantasy elements, yet nano tech is already a tested and plausible field, making this story excitingly grounded at the same time. The plot is fast paced and has unpredictable twists that will delight readers. Character development is solid and relatable. I enjoy reading the familial bond between Daniel, Ethyl, and her granddaughter. While some transitions from one scene to another are somewhat sudden, the string of events is exciting and suspenseful. This is my second reading of Paul Harry’s work and it is a good read.
★★★★★ Blind man sees
Daniel Raye loses his sight thanks to some hit men who killed his father. He does not remember what happened when he wakes up. The FBI find an aunt who takes custody of him. His aunt is a scientist who does all she can to restore his vision. After Daniel turns 21, she discovers something to help. Unfortunately, she is arrested before she can see the results of her actions.
It takes a bit but Daniel develops x-ray vision which enables him to get revenge.
I enjoyed reading this book and finished it quickly. It is easy to read and you want to find out what happens to Daniel and how he finally gets his revenge.
I was provided a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Amazon Review by Rachael L.
★★★★★ An action packed scifi novel that will definitely keep you up until way past your bedtime.
As an avid reader of science fiction, I was relieved to come across a novel that differed from the typical dystopian, overly-indulgent fantasies that flood this genre. Paul Harry takes the intriguing topic of X-ray vision and places it within a realistic setting and I was engaged at every step of Daniel Raye's journey.
Nanovision is action packed. It blends the underground world of Las Vegas with the mystery of untested bio-technology. This composition creates a tale of murderous suspense as Daniel Raye finds a way to avenge his father by seeing to the destruction of mobster Mickey the Spoon. How refreshing it was to read a science fiction novel whose characters had human frailties and yet whose topic of scientific development provided the necessary means for dramatic conflict. In Nanovision, science is not the enemy but rather the enforcer of justice. In a way, Daniel Raye becomes a modern super hero and it made me wish I had x-ray vision.
Amazon Review by E. A. Gray
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Reader Reviews for "Nanovision / What Would You Do With X-ray Vision?"
|Reviewed by Paul Harry
|I worked in gaming for almost 40 years in Las Vegas and this book was based on the thought, "What if you could see the next card coming out of the shoe?"|