|About the Book|
The year is 2036. David, a young American physician, once had every reason to be happy. But his life came crashing down around him when his parents and fianceė died. Now, he lives alone in a small gloomy apartment in the crumbing city of Bharatpur,MoreThe year is 2036. David, a young American physician, once had every reason to be happy. But his life came crashing down around him when his parents and fianceė died. Now, he lives alone in a small gloomy apartment in the crumbing city of Bharatpur, Nepal. He wants nothing other than an undisturbed life in the emotional safety of his self-imposed seclusion. In the course of one evening, however, everything changes and his life is turned upside down.He returns to California, but life in Silicone Valley is not as smooth as David wants. He meets Victoria, but it is not love at first sight. Far from it. In fact, at first, neither want much to do with the other. Over the course of weeks, though, they warm to one another. Eventually they become inseparable. He discovers she is not a cold, emotionless machine, but a strong yet sensitive woman who just happens to be a robot.Davids troubles pile up. Struggling with depression and a sense of guilt over the death of his fianceé, David finds her mother, Dianne, is mentally unbalanced, a board member is scheming to take over control of the Foundation, and anti-robot extremists are becoming increasingly violent. On top of all this, he is entrusted with the new, advanced design robot, Felicity. When a flaw in her operating system surfaces, David is blamed for events that put the Felicity Project in jeopardy.David falls hard for Victoria. On a business trip, he loses contact with her and he fears the worst. But the worst is yet to come. With his life on the line, with his head on the chopping block, he has no idea whether anyone, human or robot, will come to his rescue. Will he find that in the end he is still alone after all?Caution: this story contains adult themes and language, and sexually explicit portions that some readers may find offensive. This story is not suitable for children.