AN ACTION-PACKED, ADVENTUROUS MYSTERY WITH IP ESPIONAGE, TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, LOVE
Bridge Across the Ocean: A Novel by Jack B. Rochester
Jedediah Smith, Luke Lin, David Bondsman and Rick Saundersson have created the most innovative bicycle drive in history: The Spinner, a technologically advanced device that produces and stores its own energy without using batteries. It's 2011, and it's ideally positioned for the just-emerging city bike market, and the world's largest bicycle maker located in Taiwan is interested.
Just before they are to leave for Taipei to discuss a licensing agreement with Joyful Bike, While cycling, Luke is struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. Although heartbroken, the three friends decide to continue with their business travels, taking Luke's fiancée Suzie Sun with them.
At Tokyo's Narita International Airport, the group encounters two Japanese agents of business espionage who don't know what they have, but nevertheless want to steal it. The "information worms" pursue the cyclists to Taipei, where the stakes grow even higher and a battle of espionage ensues.
The guys begin negotiations with Joyful's director of business development, Jung-Shan Lai. She takes them cycling on Joyful bikes through Taiwan's breathtaking scenery as they continue to thwart the attacks of the information worms. Jed promptly falls in love with Jung-Shan, and she with him.
Will the team be able to secure and finalize their business deal with Joyful Bike? Will the agents of business espionage ride away with the stolen bicycle drive intelligence? Will the three friends get justice for Luke's tragic death? Will Jung-Shan and Jed work out their cross-cultural love affair?
An eclectic mix of genres, Bridge Across the Ocean breaks through fiction stereotypes, thanks to the author's engaging story that opens the door to a diverse readership. Bridge Across the Ocean [Brilliant Light Publishing/Media; September 2021; 978-0-9840369-6-7] by Jack B. Rochester is an action-packed, adventurous story fraught with its share of suspense and what-happens-next, IP espionage, business and technological innovation, and a moving love story.
An avid cyclist for more than 30 years, author Jack B. Rochester combines his love of cycling with his love of writing in his fourth novel. "This is a book about love," he says. "It's a story about four intelligent business innovators' love of bicycles and cycling; the love by all parties of technological innovation; and a love between two people and the importance of unconditional love between all people."
To support his message and bring awareness to cycling safety, Rochester will be donating all royalties from Bridge Across the Ocean to organizations promoting bicycling safety.