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Zero Sum Conclusion

THE SECOND CIVIL WAR of 2033 changed the landscape of American politics forever, forcing citizens to re imagine a society overrun by crime, greed, poverty, and aggression. Turning conventional logic on its head, every eighteen-year- old now receives a million dollars in lieu of traditional healthcare, Social Security, and Medicare. Political divisiveness has been diffused by assigning everybody as a Front-Loader or Back-Ender, depending on how they want to live and when they take their million dollars. Corporations now handle all governmental functions, saving taxpayers money while cleansing the internet of misinformation and immoral values. What could possibly go wrong?


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“Zero Sum Conclusion is the perfect fit for readers who enjoy stories of sacrifices to reveal the truth.” – Reader’s Favorite

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Indiana Jones type dyslexic female teenager is chased through the ruins of South America and ends up finding a lost civilization deep in the Amazon Rainforest.


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Four small-town teenagers idolize an older boy, who has perfected the art of raising hell. When one of them ends up dead, they soon realize the difference between chasing life and being chased by it.


About Thomas Lopinski


Thomas grew up in a quaint small town in Illinois called Georgetown, which had one stoplight, one high school, one square, one lake, one police car and one hundred ways to get into trouble. It was a wonderful place to be a child. He studied at the University of Illinois and later moved to Southern California with his family to work in the music industry.

In Southern California, he’s had a successful career in the Film & TV Music Licensing field with Warner Bros., Universal Records and the Walt Disney Company. After the birth of his triplet daughters, Lopinski focused on writing literature and joined a writer’s group made up of his peers in the music industry.

In 2012, he self-published his first novel, “Document 512,” which won recognition and awards from Reader Views, Foreword Review, National Indie Excellence Awards and Best Indie Books. His second novel “The Art of Raising Hell” was published through Dark Alley Press in 2015 and won Best Young Adult Novel through Best Indie Books and was a semi-finalist for Best Literary Novel through Kindle Book Awards.

In 2022, Thomas released an album of original songs called “Unfinished Business” under the pseudo name “Pinski Thomas”. The album can be found on Spotify, iTunes and BandCamp . His next novel entitled “Zero Sum Conclusion” was published on March 15, 2024.

Thomas is also a member of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) and has been a cancer survivor since 2006.

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“Thomas Lopinski created a scenario where the government sees everything people do. The demeanor point system seemed unfair, especially after Edgar’s score dropped simply because of losing his wife. Was he not supposed to feel anything at all? The vivid details of the surroundings and well-developed characters made the story come alive. I felt that the laws the population was subjected to demanded blind submission from everyone. I found the seamless transitions between the many characters easy to follow. The unexpected twists had me hoping that the people would open their eyes to what was happening in front of them. The end of the story left an opening for a sequel. Through every scene, it reinforced the overall theme of not trusting what you see in the media. Zero Sum Conclusion is the perfect fit for readers who enjoy stories of sacrifices to reveal the truth.”

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Reviewed by Terri Stepek for Reader Views (05/2024)

“Themes of family, resilience, sacrifice, and corruption are woven throughout this intricate tale. There are interesting characters throughout for readers to like or loathe, although some will alter your perception. This is a great book to read with a book club or friends, as there will be thoughts and concepts you’ll want to discuss with others. Thomas Lopinski’s Zero Sum Conclusion reads more like literary fiction with a very subdued form of satire, making it a perfect fit for those who enjoy more cerebral reads. But make no mistake, there is intrigue, suspense, mystery, and adventure within these pages.”

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