It’s the first-ever Halloween party at OTKE Corporation. All the party-goers are having a great time, and Mr. Hunt kicks it up with spooky stories from his childhood. Too bad for Mr. Hunt, the horrors of Halloween are about to become real.
On the brink of a galactic war, Mr. Hunt and Dr. Kat volunteer for a mission that brings them to the center of interstellar conflict, unexplored regions of space, and the reality of their relationship. Meanwhile, Nora, the AI, and the crew of the Tempus are ordered to tackle a secret mission of their own.
The missions will challenge both teams. Fredrick LaRue stalks them from the shadows, and a new evil emerges…But there is hope when an old acquaintance steps up, and new allies are formed.
Evil has a way of changing a man, and Mr. Hunt will be changed in ways he never imagined.
Gerrit S. Overeem is an IT professional whose passion for science fiction served as inspiration for Second Life of Mr. Hunt. In addition to enjoying Dungeons and Dragons and appearing at charity events as part of the 501st Legion Star Wars Costuming Group, he is also active in a local car club and has a black belt in Nihon Goshin Aikido. He lives with his wife, who has encouraged his interest in writing.
A few years ago, I volunteered to help a team manage deliverables for various projects. During one of the meetings, we were discussing the effort around some deployments. The person who manages the team is from the south and said, “It depends if the juice is worth the squeeze...” It froze everyone in the meeting as they pondered the meaning. It made sense and is now forever stuck in my head.
In Book 3, Nora the AI is undercover and switches to a southern accent, and I went out of my way to make sure she used the saying.
I have since used this saying during a recent conference call, which also froze the participants as they thought about its meaning, but with my NY accent, it did not have the same flair.
Second Life of Mr. Hunt: Book 3 - Failover
I guess he felt the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze