The novels gave rise to a comic book series , video game , and later TV movies and a series , both of the latter featuring Shatner. The 22nd century universe is centered on "tek"—an illegal, addictive, mind-altering digital drug in the form of a microchip. The protagonist , Jake Cardigan, is a former police officer who is framed for dealing in the drug four years before the start of the story. Having been sentenced to 15 years' cryo-imprisonment, he is released early. After discovering that Walt Bascom, the powerful head of a private security firm, arranged for the early release, Jake goes to work for Bascom as an investigator dedicated to tracking down the real Tek lords.
Shatner began to write notes that would become the novels on the set of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier , and has been quoted as saying that the original book was an attempt to blend elements from Star Trek and T. In , Tekwar was adapted in to a comic book series.
Trading cards with comic book artwork were published by Cardz in The Tekwar novels became a television franchise with TV movies in then a series. He goes from self-destructive behavior to intending to solve the case [which, no doubt, Beth would have wanted]. I also liked the fact that Sid was there for him, constantly, looking out for him and giving him stern lectures when necessary to keep Jake from wallowing too much in guilt, sorrow, and self-loathing over Beth's death.
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- Secret Invasion.
- Variations in Economic Analysis: Essays in Honor of Eli Schwartz.
- The TekWar Series Books 4–6.
- Hardback Editions.
He is a good friend, a solid "rock" as it were for Jake that Jake needs. As a result, I felt there was some good character development for Sid, as well. I was very disappointed with the third book. It actually had some surprising twists in it as well as "cliffhangers" at the end of chapters that were so bad that they made me laugh. I felt like it was a better book than the third novel; I definitely enjoyed it more.
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- The TekWar Series Books 4–6: Tek Vengeance, Tek Secret, and Tek Power.
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I liked it enough I will take a chance with at least the fifth and maybe sixth book in the series [at which point I will probably go ahead and finish the series]. I am glad that I read it. This book had an interesting twist that first time readers of the series won't see coming. The remainder of the book is spent dealing with the repercussions of that twist. For me, this marks the turning point in the series, because I feel that quality of the stories takes a serious downturn due to the repercussions of that twist I mentioned.
The books become more hard-boiled detective stories, more so than the romantic angle that had been pursued in previous stories. This story was good, don't g This book had an interesting twist that first time readers of the series won't see coming. This story was good, don't get me wrong, but also saddens me at the same time.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. As good as ever! I really liked this book. I hated that Beth died though.
I really liked her character in the first two and then she kind of faded out in three and then she died in four This book is suspenseful and very futuristic, some things in the book I wish that we had in real life. Like the andy's that clean houses I think Shatner is going to bring in another main girl in the next one, which I have started reading. Real the whole series! May 28, Jeremy Morgan rated it it was ok.
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I do have a spot in my heart for this man's writing style. It's like candy. I know it's no good, but I can't stop myself from eating more of it. Kind of a weak payoff at the end. Apr 23, Tracey rated it it was ok Shelves: read-but-forgotten , no-longer-owned.
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- Tek Vengeance.
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Read in early 90's - don't really recall anything about it. Aug 03, Randy rated it it was amazing.
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Deslippe rated it really liked it Jul 15, Nicole rated it really liked it Dec 30, Nothing earth-shattering, but decent enough entertainment. Jake has been sprung early from his fifteen year sentence by a former cop buddy who wants him to go to work with him for the Cosmos Detective Agency of Greater Los Angeles. Needless to say, the thought of tracking down those who framed him crosses his mind. Jake does all the right private eye things, in a surprisingly bleak Southern California.
A sequel might be interesting. And it would keep Shatner from making more bad movies Speaking of movies, I wondered when I first read this if that was Shatner's game plan.
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Jake tends to think out loud, a polite term for speaking to himself. And given Shakespearean-trained Shatner's propensity for bloated soliloquies and the fact that he and Jake are about the same age, one couldn't help but wonder if a movie deal or something was in the works. Or something, as it turned out. The first novel was the first step in a multi-media blitz.