Behind this perfect mask, however, lurks a hidden threat – revealed by puzzling, apparently random tragedies. Chicago Police Inspector Robert Nazio and the brilliant Greg Gilroy, an anarchist and master hacker, find themselves thrown together at the center of an international crisis filled with twists, turns and technology gone awry.
Assembling a super team of intelligence experts, the investigation quickly evolves into a race to save the Earth from a diabolical threat that seems to be everywhere at once – infiltrating governments, corporations and research laboratories at will. Nazio and Gilroy's only hope seems to lie with two Renaissance Festival throwbacks - illusionists who have magic of their own.
With paradise collapsing, who will win the battle - technology or magic?
An interest in the education of young people and the innovation of teaching methods in science has led him to a high school classroom, where he is currently involved in the development of a creative engineering concept to teach and inspire at-risk students.
Dr. LaFave has a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded an Air Force Weapons Laboratory Fellowship, a National Research Council Associateship, the NASA Award for Engineering Excellence, an FAA Project Management Award, and the Texas Exes Award for Outstanding Teachers for 2010. "Nanomagica" is his debut novel and "You Want Me to Teach What?" is his first nonfiction book.
Dr. LaFave resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Shannon, and two children, Jillian and Brock. He has a keen interest in the arts, literature, and public policy.
Scientist, Engineer, Educator, and Author
Physics Instructor at Klein Forest High School
Author of Nanomagica, Book One of Metropolis Fallen