Jake Bravado, a nerdophobic writer, finds out that nerds − the once-ubiquitous canker sore on the lip of humanity − are noticeably scarce. Where are they? What are they planning? Jake takes it upon himself to discover the truth, thus beginning a dangerous journey into the world of pocket protectors, bad hair cuts, and ill-fitting polyester clothing. With help from NITWIT (Nerd Intelligence Team With International Ties), he reluctantly infiltrates the nerd world, and within weeks he’s in fabulous Las Vegas for a technical writing seminar. Soon, he hears rumors about a “Big Event” that will change life as we know it. Following a clandestine meeting with an informant known only as Deep Nerd, our hero is kidnapped and taken to Area 5.1, the desert compound of the diabolical Hans Nerdfinger. Can Jake foil his dastardly plan and save the world from nerdiness? Well, he’s got a smart mouth, an unloaded gun, and an oil-burning ’69 Volkswagen. What do you think?
Robert Harris is a writer, inventor, and puzzle constructor. He is the author of more than 30 books, including 101 Things NOT to Do Before You Die, Fun with Phone Solicitors, Fun with Phobias, and 25 Crossword Puzzles, all available at amazon.com. His website is Artspace5.com.