Episode 158 – Nick Mennuti talks “Weaponized”

On August 27, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

WeaponizedIn the 158th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author Nick Mennuti to talk about Weaponized.

About Weaponized:

Kyle West is a wanted man. Having fled the country to escape the false charges filed against himself and his former boss, billionaire government contractor Christopher Chandler, Kyle’s hiding in Cambodia, living on borrowed time and finding more and more reasons to be paranoid.

When a mysterious stranger named Julian Robinson walks into Kyle’s favorite café and offers to swap passports with Kyle, Kyle can’t believe his luck. Robinson looks so much like Kyle it’s almost unreal, and seems in every way the yin to Kyle’s yang–self-assured, charismatic and wealthy beyond measure. Traveling on business, Robinson needs Kyle’s passport to get to Africa, where a lucrative deal awaits. Kyle needs Robinson’s passport to safely flee Cambodia. The swap seems almost too good to be true. Unfortunately for Kyle, it is.

This one decision plunges Kyle into a Pandora’s Box of intrigue that threatens to swallow him whole. Suddenly he finds himself being pursued by Russian oligarchs, Chinese operatives, the CIA, and a beautiful woman trained to kill; because Robinson certainly isn’t who he seemed. And time is running out for Kyle to discover who he is.

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This podcast contains original music by John Anealio.

© 2013 Patrick Hester and John Anealio

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One Response to Episode 158 – Nick Mennuti talks “Weaponized”

  1. Texanne says:

    Aha! So it’s Julian Robinson who’s been sending me all that email from Nigeria. So far, I haven’t given him my banking info. But maybe Kyle did.

    This book sounds suspiciously like something I’d read. I can’t find either SF or F elements in it. What gives? Are you branching out, genre wise?

    Congrats on the porch find. :)TX

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