Cliff Ratza characterizes himself as a “simple scholar,” having parlayed multiple degrees (math and physics, business and computer science) into a business career spanning numerous jobs, companies, and industries. He grew up in Chicago, graduated from top Illinois universities, then launched his business career. He returned to Chicago, where he teaches at several universities while continuing to work for corporations. He subsequently started a sales and marketing consulting business, and most recently added a writing career to his resume.
Cliff has written extensively throughout his career. He has published articles in four professional journals, writes copy for client Websites, and develops press releases or newsletters for client customers. Cliff dedicates the series to readers everywhere and invites them to visit the “Lightning Brain” Website, www.LightningBrainSeries.com to learn more about the books or enter reader contests.
Action in Book Two starts right where Book One stops: Electra standing in NASA Mission Control, watching the first manned flight to Mars blast off!
But its success gives Electra too much to do. She develops a stress-related medical issue that she keeps hidden.
The most pressure-packed new project, Climate Change, takes her to Australia to explore the Great Barrier Reef, to Africa’s Danakil Depression (the hottest place on the planet) in search of new forms of life, and to mid-America for chasing storms. Danger awaits in all these locations as well as all the places every project takes her. Only Electra’s wits and Indira the Singularity can keep her safe.
Events in her Clone Children’s worlds add pressure too. Electra must help them find new careers. The unpredictable Washington storms sweep Electra into multiple battles giving her new adversaries and ultimately leading to Presidential Assassination and Government Takeover. Indira’s iconic command ends this novel:
“Electra needs your help. Place her carefully on the carpet, then settle down, sit still, and listen to me…”
In “The Girl Who Reset the Cyberworld” by Cliff Ratza, readers are treated to a techno-emotional symphony that resonates long after the final chapter. The narrative, seamlessly continuing from Book One, thrusts Electra into a whirlwind of global adventures, from NASA Mission Control to the far reaches of Australia and Africa.
Ratza’s writing skillfully balances the intricate details of the cyberworld with the emotional nuances of the characters. The result is a narrative that feels like a symphony, where the high-tech notes harmonize with the emotional crescendos. The vivid descriptions of locations immerse readers in the heart of the action, making each page a sensory experience.
I have read other books of the Ratza, and the one thing that stands out is the storyline, it is impressive and imaginative. The continuous writing and connecting plots through various books are just amazing and make this book a best-selling novel.
As a featured work at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse and the New York Library Association 2023, this book is more than a cyber-thriller; it’s a literary composition that showcases Ratza’s storytelling virtuosity. Overall is a must-read for those seeking a symphony of technology, emotion, and adventure.