Judy North has to save her brilliant scientist boyfriend from his own lack of imagination.
Judy North is in love with a genius, Chance Delaney Detroit. He’s a young Caltech engineer who has invented a new kind of fuel cell he has dubbed the JUDY cell in devotion to his beautiful girlfriend. Chance Detroit believes the JUDY cell is the answer to Ford Motor’s profit problems. In a daring demonstration he works to convince the company’s honchos, which includes a skeptical Henry Ford III of the JUDY cell’s ability to revolutionize the automotive industry. After Judy and her boyfriend return triumphantly to LA from the demo in the Motor City, Chance mysteriously disappears.
Judy is compelled to search for him. Though she is an intelligent young woman, she is naïve regarding the economic complexity of oil production and consumption. She soon realizes she is caught in the middle of forces far larger than she ever imagined existed. All she wants is Chance Detroit’s safe return. But to accomplish that, she must understand and outsmart the enemies arrayed against his quest to change the way cars are fueled. Will Judy find her boyfriend in time? Will she save Detroit? The book is complete at 114,000 words