For 2016 Consideration (Novel)
Sleeper Protocol by Kevin Ikenberry
Published January 2016 by Red Adept Publishing
“an emotionally powerful debut…[Ikenberry’s] insight to the human side of the military mind has strong appeal.” ~Publisher’s Weekly, February 2016
From the Back Cover:
Kieran Roark awakens in a wheelchair, unable to remember anything. As part of a classified experiment, he will have one year to learn his identity and recover his memory, or he will be euthanized by the state.
Scientist Berkeley Bennett has one mission: manipulate Kieran’s emotions in an attempt to bring back his memory. But when she falls in love with him, she is forced to make a harrowing decision that may cost Kieran his life.
What Kieran knows could save Earth from a coming war. Whether he believes the future is worth saving is another matter. Racing across an unfamiliar world in a body he does not recall, Kieran needs to discover who he was and, more importantly, who he is.
Praise for Sleeper Protocol:
“Kevin Ikenberry has achieved a rare feat; a military SF novel that although set in a fascinating future has almost nothing to with the technology or the alien enemy and almost everything to do with the what makes a soldier worthy of that name, their humanity. I love when an author puts their heart and soul into a book.” – Eytan Kollin, Co-Author of The Unincorporated series
“A fascinating and provocative exploration of how the forces of memory and love can shape one’s identity and potentially alter the course of the whole world. Sleeper Protocol is an equally entertaining and engaging story that will keep you thinking long after you’ve finished the last page.” – Josh Vogt, author of The Cleaners series
“Sleeper Protocol is a gripping adventure that pits the best and worst of humanity against the best and worst of technology in a bleak future-Earth that’s all-too-plausible. The taut pacing and deft storytelling make this a real page-turner, while the multi-layered characters and emotional resonance of the journey make it a story you want to read again and again. Technologically thrilling and heart-wrenchingly human, Sleeper Protocol is a first-rate addition to the genre.” – Chris Mandeville, bestselling author of Seeds: a post-apocalyptic adventure
“Sleeper Protocol is a one man’s poignant journey to find himself, blindly navigating a minefield of enemies in a world he no longer knows. A splash of cyberpunk, a dash of military SF, and a passel of ambitious world-building make this a book to check out.” – Travis Heermann, author of the Ronin Trilogy, Death Wind, and Rogues of the Black Fury