“One Elevator. One Huge Secret.”
To most of us, the space elevator is a far-in-the- future dream of scientists. However, in the new novel Counterweight Maneuver, written by elevator man Richie De-Benham, it is quite real. It is hidden from all but the top brass in the U.S. and used by a nefarious villain, who sits on the president’s Cabinet. The villain has control over the president and runs a laboratory (in space) of scientists, computer nerds and robot inventors.
De-Benham is a lift technician and adjuster in the U.K. The paperback is available from Amazon or for Kindle. Here’s the website’s synopsis:
“Oakland, 2025. Journalist Bradley Wilcox lands the scoop of his life, but within 24 hours, he’s out of a job and on his own.
“Meanwhile, programming genius Oswald Carrington is abducted from his parents’ home. His mysterious captors only want one thing: his specialist knowledge. He’s aware they are extremely dangerous, but can he turn down the opportunity of a lifetime?
“When Wilcox discovers his story was killed by the federal government, he’s determined to find out why. But, alien forces have been let loose and now threaten the very existence of mankind.
“Alluring Shana Grey joins Bradley’s quest for the truth — but he’s convinced she’s hiding a profound secret. When they both find out where the elevator leads, life will never be the same again.
“Counterweight Maneuver is a fast-paced science-fiction adventure story in which incredible alien technology and political ideology combine to hold planet Earth to ransom.”