To be human …
… does it require blood and bones?
Gabriella West is an android, but she’s special. She lives on her own, she can fall in love, and she even searches to find God.
But there’s a catch, no one, except for her creators and the government, are aware she is a machine.
As she searches for a pathway that leads her to become more human, she finds something interesting.
And the revelation blows her mind.
When she was created, a switch was implanted in her, and its purpose isn’t a good one.
Can she discover the trigger before she gets shut down?
Will she be able to become “human” and find love, or will she be forced to comply with her main objective...
and lose everything she treasures?
How thin is the line between human and machine?
'Gabrielle' seeks to do more than present a riveting science fiction story. It carefully explores the salient differences between humans and machines, trying to identify the boundary where they cross over. If an android can think and learn autonomously, would they be human? If it can feel affection and love, if it can enjoy everything that a regular human can, including sexual relationships, would that make it human? But animals can also display these traits. There must be more to being human. Is it the search for an understanding of God that is the differentiating factor? Or is it man's ability to lie, cheat, and kill that differentiates us? In a thrilling story of intrigue and scientific development, 'Gabrielle' questions the boundary between human and machine.
A hand-selected Artificial Intelligence Lab created Gabriella to push scientific boundaries by developing an advanced humanoid. However, even the lab director and its team of brilliant scientists and engineers have no idea that the military is funding the project to develop the latest weapon on terrorism. They have commissioned an android utterly indistinguishable from a human, tasked with penetrating the most dangerous terrorist cells. Even Gabrielle has no clue as to what her real mission is. In her quest to become human, she falls in love with a divorced pastor, Paul, and his six-year-old daughter, Alexi.
A simple email, written by a jealous coworker, triggers a series of events, which ultimately leads to a gristly murder. Gabriella became the leading suspect and tried for the crime. While in prison, she discovers a secret code buried deep within her nano-gel brain that is effectively a kill switch. She must develop a new computer language to override the kill switch without anyone being aware that she has tampered with the mechanism.
Gabriella is approached by a homeland security agent and coerced into infiltrating a terrorist cell on US soil. She must choose between putting aside her newfound morals, and risk her relationship with pastor Paul and her dream of becoming a mother to Alexi, or refuse to carry through the with the assignment and risk her very life. Either choice can make her lose everything she holds dear.