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The Wilco Project
by Daniel Springer (Goodreads Author)
When a phone call requesting his presence at a campus murder scene shatters Professor Steven Archer's Saturday morning, he has no idea how the tragic events of the next forty-eight hours will change his life forever. The dot-com millionaire turned college professor rushes to the scene and is devastated to learn that the victim died playing a cell phone game he invented. Wh ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Createspace
(first published October 31st 2010)
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I read THE WILCO PROJECT by Dan Springer on my recent vacation, and it is a perfect read when you want an escape. It's a fast-paced, keep-the-pages-turning thriller with mystery, suspense, and romance rolled up in a completely believable dose of technology. The game that Steven Archer, dot-com millionaire turned academic, has invented is in its final testing phase. The craze for this game is sweeping the campus; students are clamoring to join in and try it out. But when one student, and then ano ...more
Steven Archer, dot-com millionaire turned college professor, is on top of his world. His interactive cell phone game is succeeding far beyond his wildest dreams. The students running the project have some issues, but they're working just as hard to make the game a winner. Then a phone call early one Saturday morning turns everything upside down. Archer can't believe how fast things are tumbling down after the discovery of a body, of a female student participating in the game trials. The evidence ...more
I was really wanting to like this book because the mystery seemed very engaging. However, the problems with formatting just kept jolting me out of the story and hurt my head to the point that I just couldn't finish it.
About a third to half way through the book I figured out who the killer was. I didn't think the book was bad, but I only gave it two stars because I solved it too soon. I like it when I can't figure out the killer or killers as the case may be until the very end.
Daniel Springer was born in Ohio in 1964. He spent his first twelve years growing up in the small town of Galion where his life was like a perfect 1960s era TV show with summer swimming lessons at the town pool, Fourth of July fireworks, Little League baseball, Friday night high school football, trick-or-treating all over the town, sledding at the reservoir, caroling with the church youth group, a ...moreMore about Daniel Springer...