*** "This played out like a spectacular thriller on the highest levels!" (5*). Anabella Johnson
*** "A must read for computer/techie/sci-fi fans." (5*). Claire Middleton
*** "(D)efinitely one of the more different books I've read." (4*) Sam Ryan
*** "Great writing, great action, great characters, great plot... Recommended." (4-5*) Karen Matthews
*** "It is so brilliantly original and combines great characters and an intelligent plot." (4.5*) Stacy Decker
*** "Nothing about this narrative is conventional; but it could be speaking chilling truths about the future society faces". Piece of Cake
*** "An exceptional high tech thriller which demands your attention...recommended without reservation" BookViral
From the Author
Underlying the technological action are some critical themes not generally found in "standard" science-fiction.
One of those themes is Chaos Theory, the idea that the initial conditions of an event can portend unpredictable, far-flung and often catastrophic results. The characters' actions and decisions create a tightly-woven matrix of cause and effect.
Another is the idea that the past always presages the future. The chapter lead-ins often bear this out. (As an example: I was surprised to learn that the common axiom "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" dates back to 1697!) Those lead-ins often form a sort of "picture frame" for the chapters they introduce.
Another goal of the work was realism. Every location, almost every business, every motto and every technological description is real (at least in 2014). And every piece of "advanced" technology is also real, or at least has its roots in actual technology today. The work includes a large number of maps and other graphics.
Along the way, we also find a bit of romance, some irony, some humor and a good deal of insight into how technology affects the human experience.