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April 11, 2017


Chasing Hindy

Author: Darin Gibby

Publisher: Koehler Books

Pages: 284

Genre: Thriller

ADDY’S DREAM AS a patent attorney is to help bring a ground breaking energy technology to the
world. Addy’s hopes soar when she is wooed by Quinn, an entrepreneur, to join his company that has purportedly invented a car that can run on water using an innovative catalyst. After resigning her partnership to join Quinn, Addy discovers things aren’t as they seem. The patent office suppresses the company’s patent applications and her life is threatened by unknown assailants
if she doesn’t resign.

When she is arrested for stealing US technology from the patent office she realizes Quinn has used her. Now, Addy must find a way to clear her name while salvaging her dream of propelling this
technology to the world, all while powerful forces attempt to stop her.


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Book Excerpt:

ADDY FELT LIKE jumping out of her car and doing a quick happy
dance in the middle of stalled traffic. Her excitement at   becoming  the
 newest—and  youngest—partner  a the intellectual property law firm of Wyckoff & Schechter was nearly overwhelming.
She grinned at the shadow on the hood of Hindy, her treasured retrofitted cherry red Shelby Mustang. The shadow was created by a barrel-sized, hydrogen-filled balloon that floated above the Mustang’s roof. Gawkers pointed and laughed as the Shelby eased down El Camino pulling the tethered balloon as if in a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. The balloon—which
on one side sported her law firm’s logo, and on the other Hindy in giant
cursive script—was just an advertising gimmick to show her passion for alternative energies. It was only strapped to the roof on calm, sunny days when she was travelling at slow speeds using routes that avoided overpasses. The retrofitted Mustang wa really powered by four electric motors using electricity produced by solar panels and a conventional fuel cell.
At first, the Wyckoff partners questioned Addy’s prudence in strapping a floating balloon to the roof of any vehicle, but they’d come to admire the effectiveness of her marketing innovations. They even lifted theichampagne glasses at the end of her mentor’s welcome speech acknowledging that her Shelby was responsible for bringing in increasing numbers of the “green” companies sprouting like weeds all over the Silicon Valley— inventive, entrepreneurial companies in need of legal advice and
support for their patents.
While  th traffic  inche forward,  Add chuckled  with excitement. “Hindy, ol pal, she said, patting the dashboard, “you and I are going places now! Next time some overzealous cops accuse you of being a traffic hazard, I’ll stare them down and inform them theyre messing with the partner of a highly prestigious law firm.”
Traffic  momentaril loosened  an Addy  ease Hindy forward, careful not to snap the lines tethering the egg-shaped balloon. Addy sang along with Zissy Spaeth, pop rock’s newest and most flashy star, as Zissy belted out her latest hit, Light in Your Eyes, over the radio.
In the corner of her eye she noticed a blaze of neon orange.
Her heart stopped.
In the car next to her someone was pointing a bazooka-sized gizmo at her balloon. She blinked, trying to clear her vision.
A  flare shot  out aimed  straigh at  he floating ball  of hydrogen.
Even in the late afternoon sunlight, it was impossible to miss the explosion. The dirigible burst into a giant fireball, then slowly deflated and floated down toward the Shelby’s crimson hood.
Addy  stompe on  he brakes,  hopin the  balloon’s
momentum would shoot the flaming
mass forward. The fireball,
safely secured by its fluorescent yellow nylon tethers, crashed
down onto the windshield, blocking Addy’s view. She screeched to a halt, slammed her shoulder into the door, flung it open, and darted out, catching the heel of her pump on the doorjamb, which sent her sprawling headlong onto the pavement.
She heard tires squeal and at least a half dozen blaring
horns. Stinging pain shot up from her elbow and knees. Thank goodness traffic had been just inching along.
Ignoring the pain, she bolted forward, arms raised, ready
to yank the still-burning fabric off the windshield. Before she got close enough to grab it, the sweltering
heat from the flames
scorched her cheeks, and she shielded her eyes with her forearm.
Just when she reached the hood, a breeze lifted the infernal blob and propelled it directly at her, the nylon cords now seared through.
She braced herself for the fireball when she felt arms wrap around her chest and yank her back, barely in time to avoid
the searing molten mass of goo about to descend on her head,
threatening to fry her face and melt her hair.
“Are you crazy? What are you thinking?”a deep voicebellowed in her ear, still holding her tight.
Together they watched what was left of the blimp float like a falling leaf onto the grassy shoulder, just like the Hindenburg did almost eighty years ago.
“Someone clearly doesn’t like you, short stuff,” her rescuer said, now standing next to her stroking his goatee, his face hidden behind dark sunglasses and a low-riding Dodgers cap. “More like out to get you. That was some kind of flare the driver shot at your blimp. I tried to spot his license plate, but it was covered up. Snapped a picture with my phone, though,” the man said fishing it from his pocket.
“You can kind of see a tattoo on his forearm. The police will love this.”
Before she could thank him, someone cried out, “Call a firetruck! The grass!”
Brush fires in California were no joking matter. Addy could
smell the smoldering grasses. A strong breeze fanned the flames, pushing the fire toward a row of redwood trees.
Then she heard a whiny voice coming from the milling crowd of stranded passengers who’d gathered to find out what was holding up their homeward commute. “I’ve seen that blimp before. I knew it was trouble,” the whiner complained.
“Yeah, but at least she’s part of the solution,” said someone else. “Her car doesn’t use gasoline. Look at what you’re driving,” he said, sneering at the whiny woman’s crossover SUV.
Addy’s knees buckled, her head spinning. She plopped down onto the pavement and hugged her bare legs. This couldn’t be happening. Why would someone try to destroy her car?

About the Author

In addition to a thriving career as a novelist, author Darin Gibby is also one of the country’s premiere patent attorneys and a partner at the prestigious
firm of Kilpatrick Townsend (
With over twenty years of experience in obtaining patents on hundreds of
inventions from the latest drug delivery systems to life-saving cardiac
equipment, he has built IP portfolios for numerous Fortune 500 companies. In
addition to securing patents, Gibby helps clients enforce and license their
patents around the world, and he has monetized patents on a range of products.

Darin’s first book, Why Has America Stopped Inventing?, explored the
critical issue of America’s
broken patent system.  His second book, The Vintage Club, tells the story of a group of the world’s wealthiest men who are chasing a legend about a wine that can make you live forever. His third book, Gil, is about a high school coach who discovers that he can pitch with deadly speed and
is given an offer to play with the Rockies during a player’s strike. Gil soon discovers, however, that his unexpected gift is the result of a rare disease, and continuing to pitch may hasten his own death.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree, he is highly regarded in Denver’s legal and business community as a patent strategist, business manager, and community leader. He is also a sought-after speaker on IP issues at businesses, colleges and technology forums, where he demonstrates the value of patents
using simple lessons from working on products such as Crocs shoes, Izzo golf straps and Trek bicycles.

An avid traveler and accomplished triathlete, Darin also enjoys back country fly-fishing trips and skiing in the Rocky Mountains. He lives in Denver with his wife, Robin, and their four children.

His latest book is the thriller, Chasing Hindy.



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The story was well written and fast paced. Addy has finally found her dream but soon it was shattered. She found herself being betrayed and now trying to hide by running. She wants her dream back. She is bound and determined to clear her name and get her life back. Addy is a strong, developed character. Someone is out to take her knowledge of some new technology she knows. Someone is out to hurt her. She's very intelligent and as a patent attorney she has dreams of making the future brighter not only for herself but for others. When she meets Quinn as a new entrepreneur, he takes an interest in her.. She quits her partnership to work with Quinn. But as we all know, when things look to good to be true, they usually are. Then things went from bad to worse. She is accused of stealing from the patent office.. She soon realizes that Quinn has been using her. Now, how strong can Addy be. She has to in order to clear her name and start over on her dreams. She is determined to bring new technology into the world but she also knows that there are those that are willing to do anything to stop her or even take away the knowledge for themselves. Addy doesn't give up. She doesn't know what it's like to do that. She had a dream, she still has it. She just has to begin working on that dream again. The author not only gives you a good mystery with action, suspense, a strong woman and the need for the reader to answer some questions. Grab a copy and help Addy regain her life and get that invention into the world for the betterment of all. What happened to Quinn? Did he have to pay in any way for what he did? What about Addy? Is there possibly a romance in her future? Hopefully there will be a sequel that will give us more of Addy's life. Oh, who or what is Hindy? You'll have to read to find out. You may be surprised!

I received a copy of this book from the author and Pump Up Your Book and voluntarily decided to review it.


1 comment:

James Robert said...

Good Monday Afternoon! Another weekend that went by too quickly. Have a good day and thanks for the opportunity to win.