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The most unique sci-fi novel I’ve read in years.

What happens when the world gets too optimized? Joel E. Lorentzen, the author, answers that question in his unique, inventive and thought-provoking novel, Proles - a novel about 2084. In the not too distant future, the gap between the have’s and the have nots is as wide as it has ever been, but not for the reason you may think. Money is not the cause in the future, optimization more 

Book By Author:  Rudy A. Mazzocchi


In hopes of a quick and lucrative return during harsh economic times, a Venture Capital Fund makes a risky investment to start a challenging new business that appears capable of reaching profitability with modest capital requirements. The real challenge: optimizing one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the World — abortion — by replacing oftentimes seedy and life-threatening back room procedures with clean, safe and dignified alternatives.

As a Founding Partner of the Fund, Roman Citrano is a successful entrepreneur turned venture capitalist hailed by others for his skills and acumen in chasing hi-risk deals. He soon struggles with what he believes is his choice to establish the controversial new company, only to find that he’s but a pawn on a massive, ugly chessboard. Others like him are being manipulated to benefit a far larger, illicit market in human organs for transplantation. Prime, hyper-enriched organs grown like hydroponic vegetables are spawned from the aborted fetuses—unknowingly supplied by Roman’s sincere endeavors—but the heinous abuse does not stop there!

An unfolding world of deceit, rape, human trafficking and assassination becomes deeply personal as Roman’s sole love interest secretly uses one of his new abortion services to end her own untimely pregnancy. When she disappears, his frantic search becomes a hellish nightmare that grows worse by the hour. Blood stains and a broken lamp indicate that she’s been brutally taken by force, but by whom? And to where? What evil international powers does he face in his quest for the truth, and can he—will he—come to grips with the answers before his own desperate search gets him killed?

Based on true events, this bold novel involves some of the world’s oldest and most emotional—therefore controversial—issues, including abortion and human trafficking. At the core of each matter is man’s predisposition to control and take ownership of the human spirit for the sake of profit and personal gain. Such pursuit for the equity of evil is the force that drags Roman through a dark and brutal world that most people would deny exists.

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Author:  Rudy A. Mazzocchi