Lawgivers – A fast-paced, dystopian techno-thriller novel exploring the fight for freedom in a complex near-future
SEATTLE — Author Chris Kohout combines high technology, swordplay, and social commentary to create a rich story of a biotech firm out of control and the rogue attorney seeking to bring them down in Lawgivers.
Published by Unbound Reality, the novel opens in our near future. Law enforcement has evolved. Attorneys are judge, jury and executioner in one. Police officers are free to investigate, interrogate and apprehend at will. Working together in pairs, they are called Lawgivers.
Like all attorneys, Sarah Jordan delivers justice with a katana blade. Moderate offenses result in the telltale scar of a Lawgiver sword through the palm. More serious crimes end with a blade through the heart.
When a young girl stumbles into their office after witnessing her father’s murder, Sarah and her cop partner Robert seek the murderer but soon find they’re on the trail of a vast conspiracy revolving around a new drug that vaccinates against all genetic diseases. Going up against its creator, Integrated Life Sciences, would be the case of a lifetime.
But against ILS and its shadowy backers, even the law offers little protection.
About the book: Lawgivers by Chris Kohout ISBN: 978-1494894184 Publisher: CreateSpace Date of publish: January 2014 Pages: 314 S.R.P.: $12.99
About the author: Chris Kohout works as an author in Seattle, WA. A former programmer, he has written three screenplays and is currently writing his third novel.