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Diamond Rain: An Emerging Quantum World Technothriller (Agent Kefira Mossad Future of Warfare Series Book 2 Series) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- Publication date : April 10, 2015
- File size : 2613 KB
- Print length : 222 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Michael Gallagher Press; 2nd edition (April 10, 2015)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00UKFD2TG
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,351,523 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This cannot be said about Diamond Rain, however. There has clearly been an abundant improvement in the author’s ability to convey dialogue, and this has allowed me to immerse myself in an extremely well imagined story.
The basic premise is the following: what happens when a corrupt and power-hungry government gains hold of a technology capable of ensnaring the will of its own people, turning them into unwilling (or perhaps willing through coercion) occupiers of foreign lands? Who would dare put a stop to such an outwardly unarmed “invasion”?
The answer lies in the hands of a motley group of Mossad operatives, Irish survivors of the “troubles” and an unwitting Chinese-American reporter. The scope of the action is vast, the events taking us across entire continents in a whirlwind of action and suspense.
I do, however, warn potential readers that the technology on display is nigh unbelievable, especially for those readers who gravitate towards hard science fiction. This is an important detail, since readers who are highly demanding of well-grounded technological concepts tend to nitpick and easily become disenchanted with a story. If so, then perhaps this story isn’t for you.
But this is not a story of hard science fiction. It is, in essence, a techno-thriller where plot and action collide head-on at breakneck speed, entertaining its readers with its interconnected subplots and colorful characters. Those who enjoy a good ride will surely get a kick out of Diamond Rain!
On a more technical level, I declare this book to have been well edited and its locations very well researched, this last detail a very important issue for the more well-travelled among us.
In all, I consider Diamond Rain to be very fine reading material for those attracted to the genre, and I will be keeping an eye on future installments of this series.
While the story holds its own, Gallagher's clever infusion of technology sets the novel apart. Nano fogs, Nano suits, sophisticated surveillance techniques, drones, mind control...the author delivers a virtual buffet of high tech gadgets and concepts to choose from. The book retains a gritty, present day feel, while at the same time extending a futuristic, science fiction based aura.
Michael James Gallagher presents a compelling and frightening look at the future of warfare between nation states—having fun along the way.
Glad I did! A multi-layered, highly descriptive work, it starts out at an archeological site with Thomas, a skillful photographer, Sue Ann, a journalist, and Kefira, an Israeli Moussad agent. Kefira ‘disappears’ and we’re off and running; running amidst sirens, helicopters, and military weaponry. As a Chinese madman tries to take over the planet, sci-fi fans—and unexpectedly, myself––can’t help but get caught up in this page-turning novel, filled with passing molecules, memory chips, nano-suits, mental implants, time travel, energy shields, and mind control.
Although extremely impressed with Gallagher’s techno knowledge/vocabulary, I do admit that my favorite part of the book was the childhood background story of Thomas. The descriptions of 1969 Ireland and IRA members fighting the British up close and personal along with his escape to the U.S. is truly touching. I also enjoyed reading about his growing up in the U.S. with nerdy, brilliant boys who later come into play and assist him in this drone-infested, high-stakes, save-the-world book. Definitely recommended!!
Top reviews from other countries
Right from the first page, the pace of events never lets up, moving at breakneck speed from one situation to another. The novel is well structured and the technology employed, while insanely advanced, is highly imaginative and well thought out – I think even Iron Man would be jealous of the nano-suits used within the story. Amongst the high technology, the characters are well realised and developed, with back stories designed to complement rather than slow the pace. By the end of the book, you’re left breathless and looking forward to further stories in the series.
If there are any criticisms, you might argue that the technology is a little too advanced for its presumed present/near future setting. However, after a while, you just accept that this is the way things are and get swept along with the story. Hence, if you are willing to suspend your disbelief, you will have a great time with Diamond Rain. Recommended.
The characters are all well drawn and totally credible. Settings are placed into the story unobtrusively and given enough descriptive detail to enable the reader to imagine where they are. Pace is good and sustained throughout.
Whilst a few readers with little scientific knowledge may struggle occasionally with the technology that drives the book, most will find it readily accessible.
The book paints a terrifying picture of a near future dominated by a corrupt and greedy leader (so, no surprises there) but does it in an unexpected manner. It was refreshing to read a scifi story not peopled with Americans for a change. I enjoyed the read and recommend it to all those who enjoy a good story.
Thomas takes a job with an international news organization when worldwide events threaten to overturn everything. During an assignment he meets the beautiful Kefira who gives him a new technology - a Nanosuit. Then she is kidnapped by mysterious forces. The world teeters on the edge of mass destruction when an insane Chinese general goes on the rampage. Cue CIA agents, Mossad and all manner of spies desperate to maintain order.
It is up to Thomas and his Nanosuit to save the day and Kefira. No pressure!
Very highly recommended!