Maybe you thought impersonating an android was easy
By Jeff Salter
It’s “free” week here at 4F1H, so for my Hound Day post, I’m reaching back to spring of 2018, when this novel was released by TouchPoint Press.
Amateur actress (and recent college grad) accepts a far-fetched, and high-paying assignment to impersonate a sophisticated android prototype for one full day. The actual floor model android has developed a last-minute glitch, but the evaluation by the billionaire buyer must go on. Can Pennie Lane fool the haughty, leering buyer long enough to collect her bountiful per diem?
As the minutes tick by, more glitches become evident (and so does fractiousness within the company, Delos Echo International). Pennie learns there has been corporate sabotage… and possibly other breaches. With her fresh eyes assessing both the android and the Delos Echo employees, Pennie eventually believes she knows which company insider is guilty and even suspects what crimes may have been committed.
After the first hours, the MA/F-9.0 still isn’t ready and Pennie is told to stall the wealthy buyer… no matter what it takes. But the buyer, Knox Kendall, already seems suspicious that Pennie’s MORE than an android and she’s not that good of an actress. Besides this wealthy purchaser is the handsomest (and most virile) man she’s ever been around. But he’s also demanding an intimate inspection of this female android’s companionship mode. And he doesn’t mean how well she plays checkers.
Can Pennie’s performance convince the brusque son of a wealthy industrialist to sink his family’s fortune into this android manufacturing company?
TouchPoint Press. Available as E-book ($3.99) and paperback (pricing varies).
[JLS # 451]