Far-Fetched and Highly Plausible
by Leandro Faria
Pub Date 05 Dec 2018
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Nick Neville, a talented forensic accountant, takes on the ambitious job of auditing tech giant Cogvolve Corp, the renowned leader in the field of artificial intelligence. The company’s CEO, Michael Haas, is an acclaimed researcher whose brilliant high-tech innovations have earned him a reputation as one of the brightest minds in the world. The throng of protesters in front of Cogvolve’s imposing headquarters is Nick’s first indication of the challenges ahead of him. The company polarizes opinion across the globe: some awe at its advanced developments, while others protest the existential risks posed by its technology. Within minutes of Nick’s arrival, he receives bizarre news. Frederico Lanza, Cogvolve’s co-founder and lead researcher, has gone missing. While piecing together baffling information uncovered by his audit, Nick is stunned to discover that Lanza’s disappearance appears to be part of a much larger – and darker – scheme meticulously orchestrated by an enigmatic figure.
Nick joins forces with an extremely talented (and eccentric) tech-savvy group of individuals in search of answers. Embarking on a frantic hunt through downtown Atlanta, Bavarian towns, and even a remote Indian reservation, Nick and his partners plunge into a world of cutting-edge technology and puzzling discoveries. In an exciting blend of hard science, incessant adventure, and unpredictable twists, Far-Fetched and Highly Plausible is a fast-paced, intelligent sci-fi thriller that delivers an original take on thought-provoking trends in technology. Leandro Faria has crafted an exhilarating novel that blends mystery and science into a compelling, pulse-pounding fiction…all the way to its remarkable ending.
Leandro Faria is a night owl who spends an obscene amount of time listening to science podcasts during his commute, then writing about them at night after his wife and son go to sleep. Years ago, before he became nocturnal, he wrote a bestselling sports-betting book. He is an economist who holds degrees from Emory University and Vanderbilt University, and now works as a financial forecaster.
Though he was born in Campinas, Brazil, he’s adopted Atlanta as his second home. When he’s not writing, you can find him watching trashy television, reading about astrophysics, or suffering due to Atlanta’s sports teams.