Known to millions of followers as Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, William Shatner has now written a gripping and thought provoking futuristic thriller that is sure to captivate both Star Trek enthusiasts and science-fiction fans across the board.
Set in twenty-second-century L.A., peopled with robot cops, seductive androids, and dazzling hardware, TekWar chronicles the exploits of tough ex-cop Jake Cardigan. Framed by an unknown enemy for allegedly dealing Tek -- a mind-altering, highly addictive computerized drug that is poisoning society -- and sentenced to fifteen years on a prison module, Jake is mysteriously released after only four years of compulsory coma. Returning to Earth, he finds that his wife and son have left him, and that the Cosmos Detective Agency is anxious to employ his services.
Singing on with Cosmos, Jake sets out for Mexico to investigate the well-orchestrated disappearance of a prominent scientist, his lovely daughter, and the anti-Tek device they may be carrying. On arrival, Jake steps into a nest of viperous characters, all desperate to possess the machine for their own nefarious purposes: drug lord Sonny Hakori, with whom Jake has tangled in the past -- and who may be the man who framed him; Drug Enforcement agent Kurt Winterguild, who wants Jake off the case, one way or another; and enigmatic, morally ambiguous entrepreneur Bennet Sands, with whom Jake has a bitter personal score to settle. . . .
Each man has the same goal: survival. But even Jake Cardigan's matchless powers of deduction and personal courage may not be enough to win the ultimate game.
In this striking novel, William Shatner creates a world of spectacular techno-glitz and superlative mystery. TekWar marks an exceptional debut by a masterful new voice in the realm of futuristic fiction.
Ace/Putnam, Hardcover, 1989
This is a USED BOOK in Fine Condition. The dust wrapper is in Very Good condition. There is a black "closeout/remainder" mark on the bottom page edges.