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Paycheck Euphoria

The latest novel in the Bridge Chronicles cyberpunk series, Paycheck Euphoria, has been released! Available now in eBook and Paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords, the sixth(6th) novel in the series is a mixture of thrilling heist and scathing criticism of the corporate city-states of the 2030's!

Peter Burroughs, teenage hacker turned 40-something wage slave, was living just ahead of his estranged wife’s medical bills, riding out life’s micro-apocalypses without a penny to spare. When he was assigned the top-secret task of fabricating the latest upgrade to global megacorp Chronosoft’s network hardware, he never expected to be involved with fixer and all-around "know-who" guy Artemis Bridge in a heist only Peter could pull off. What could Bridge offer him that would tempt him to risk his job, his freedom, and potentially his life?

The Bridge Chronicles, starring the witty amoral fixer Artemis Bridge, is a near future cyberpunk series consisting of six novels and a short story collection. The series is written and self-published by Mississippi science fiction author Gary A. Ballard. Originally published serially on his blog in 2008 and 2009, four of the novels can be bought in paperback, eBook and audiobook formats, while all are available in eBook and paperback. The sixth novel, Paycheck Euphoria, was released in September of 2021.

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