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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry - this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words- it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote forMore Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry - this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words- it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.The Willderschen, a shadowy alliance of some of the most powerful people on the planet, are dead, killed in an explosion. But why should that matter to Bertram, a lonely middle-aged Physics teacher, to Anita, an overweight schoolgirl escaping her bullies, or to Charles, a toff with more money than sense who thought he was just out on a boozy stag-week with his mates? And who exactly are the Kybernos? And why do they need the help of this motley trio so desperately? Meanwhile, in an apparently unrelated incident, a tiny space capsule, returning from a three-year mission to Mars and back, overshoots its landing ground in the deserts of Kazakhstan, arcs low across the Polish sky and hits crowded Kazimierz market in the Old Jewish quarter of Krakow, unleashing a cataclysm that nobody could have predicted. As two groups of people unknown to each other and a hundred miles apart struggle to bring the growing catastrophe under control, Bertram Anita and Charles finally come to understand the true nature of the Kybernos and, more importantly, the power within all of us to control our destinies, if only we can learn how to harness it. For, truly, there is no such thing as a coincidence. Sparsely written to maintain pace, and told by a sometimes acerbic narrator, this story has no chapters but shifts rapidly from focus to focus as if a movie. Set primarily in and around the Polish cities of Krakow, Lublin and Zakopane, and featuring American, British and Polish protagonists, the book’s themes explore chance, intuition, manipulation, unrequited love and the pleasure to be found in Polish beer.