New York Fried
Release Date: November 11, 2016
What happens when North Korea decides to invade America? Foreign delegates descend upon a small town in upstate New York to view the "next big thing". It allows nationwide access to the internet, without cable, phone lines, or wireless towers. And it's virtually free!. Some seek to license it. Others want to steal it. But the Koreans have a much bolder plan.A former CIA staffer turned chef is unwittingly charged with preventing America's first nationwide blackout. And his solution is a recipe to die for..Add on Goodreads
"I love the style of writing that Robert Morrow uses. The shorter chapters mixed within the book create suspense and make it hard to put down.. The characters are exciting and well developed. Can't wait to read the next one!"
-LK, Amazon Review, 5.0 out of 5 stars
"Great Book, it is a page turner, I am looking forward to the next one."
-Amazon Review, 5.0 out of 5 stars
"An explosive treatment of a complex subject that is well explained with terrific characters."
"New York Fried is the first book in the Artichoke Hart series by Robert Morrow, a gripping story that offers a perfect mix of intrigue and fast-paced action. The story starts with an interesting line: "The scariest place in the world is also the quietest." And it moves on to capture the setting in vivid detail. But what will capture the hearts of readers will be the plot and the twists that are interwoven in it. It is 2012 in a small town in upstate New York where the next big thing will be happening, allowing people across the country to access the internet without phone lines, wireless towers, or cable--in short, for free! The race to take control is frenetic as different powerful players get into the scene, but it is one man's plan that will stun readers and blow their minds.
Robert Morrow is a master storyteller with the gift for character and setting. His novel will transport readers into an exciting setting, opening their minds to a powerful political background and vivid scenery. The characters are real and the reader will love to follow them throughout the story. This is a novel for those who like their characters to be multilayered and deeply explored. I enjoyed Hart and Frank and the role they play in the story. The writing is captivating and the dialogue comes alongside the wonderful descriptions as an additional spice to deepen character and plot. New York Fried: An Artichoke Hart Adventure is a fast-paced, action-driven story filled with adventure. You'll love to be part of the fun."
-Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
"I liked the premise of the book. It was a fascinating look at some new technologies and makes the reader think about what comes next for communications. You had a great way of presenting that technology in a way that was both easy to understand and integral to the plot."
-25th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards, Nicole Howard, FW Media
The scariest place in the world is also the quietest.
At least that’s what Lieutenant Jeon Byung-Soon thought. He had been wandering through the slowly lightening dawn for about twenty minutes, the rest of his small platoon following behind. Every few feet, one of his men would pull at the wire fencing and another would prod the barbed wire above with the tip of his M4 assault rifle.
Beyond the fence was the most beautiful scenery the twenty-one-year-old Lieutenant had witnessed. He stopped and watched as a slow, creamy white fog drifted across the lowlands, filtering the sun’s emerging morning light as it traced across tall grass and low shrubbery, its lazy entrails whispering around small trees and other outcroppings. Few if any humans had walked this land for over sixty years, leaving it to nature, which included rare and endangered tigers, amur leopards and Asiatic black bears. Lieutenant Jeon liked to stare out into the wilderness at times like this, just as night became day. He would let his eyes rest, eventually letting them defocus. It was a trick his father had taught him as a small child chasing crickets in the back yard of his home. Soon his eyes rested, focusing on nothing in particular but rather taking in the entire panoramic view as a whole. It was then that he could discern small movements in his peripheral vision, like a rare red-crowned crane stepping tentatively between the grasses, or a goat grazing lazily on the edge of a hill. And, of course, any stray humans attempting to cross the deserted landscape, seeking refuge on his side of reality.