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Chris Arnone’s work of cyberpunk science fiction, The Hermes Protocol, follows an intelligence operative with cybernetic enhancements as she races through the futuristic otherworldly Jayu City, on a mission that challenges her ideas of family, loyalty, and what defines life itself.

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Elise Corto-Intel is an Intel Operative sent on what should have been a routine job to break into a luxury high-rise, crack open a safe, and take what’s inside. But as soon as she touches the tiny microchip, a voice crackles to life in her comms revealing an artificial intelligence named Bastion. In a city-spanning adventure, they must work together in a race against the clock to recover Bastion’s stolen chip, escape from a maniacal hitwoman, and untangle the web of players chasing this illegal artificial intelligence before Elise is terminated from the Corto Corporation, her employer that is also her home, family, and her life.

Estimated Ship Date: December 15th, 2022


Chris M. Arnone

Chris M. Arnone was weaned on comic books and Hardy Boys novels, finding his first literary love in Lord of the Flies, though his longest-lasting is a love for Ray Bradbury. He reads and writes nerdy fiction in equal parts with literary fiction and poetry these days, but his imagination still leans toward the magical. Chris’ debut novel, The Hermes Protocol, is forthcoming from Castle Bridge Media in early 2023. He is a contributor for Book Riot. He is represented by Katie Salvo at Metamorphosis Literary Agency. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He also performs on many stages in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife Christy, and their cats.

Book Details

Publisher Castle Bridge Media
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publication Date Jan 24 2023


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