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Unfortunately, the character development is so lacking that it is difficult to become emotionally invested in any of them. Their motivations are all tropes, which could be okay, but are never delved into beyond letting the reader know a tiny bit about them. We are supposed to care about and understand the main character because his past involves the death of his wife and daughter in a terrorist attack in Cairo which he managed to avenge; he is occasionally haunted by their memory. That's it, that's pretty much all the insight you get into who he is through the entire story. It's supposed to be enough. His actions and words express nothing else about him. A generic female character that gets drawn into the plot somehow finds herself attracted to him, we really don't know why except for some certain look of resolve he has in his eyes as he refuses to kill a little girl (that's not a spoiler, it's on the back cover of the book). Why would I care about the guy who invented the A.I. when aside from brief references to the positive developments towards World Peace that have occurred since it's implementation 5 years ago, most of what we know about him is he's trying to hook up with a hot Swedish babe who the A.I. thinks is perfect for him. She in turn is woven into the story with a role to play, but that takes a back seat to how elegant, beautiful, and well dressed she is. The Cardinal is working under orders from the Vatican, and spends a short amount of time deliberating his roll in all of this subterfuge and how it conflicts with or confirms his Faith. No Way! The journalist manages to always be reaching for her notepad (she is so dedicated!), even in the midst of home invasion by assassins and other life and death situations. The list goes on.
Perhaps the list is too long; there are quite a few characters, maybe individual complexity had to take a back seat to tying it all together for the end game. Maybe it's just a series of events that make us go "Whoa, what's gonna happen next?". I gave it 2 starts because I did finish the book to see how it all turned out. It is a relatively quick read with a lot of action that propels the story forward. Maybe we are not supposed to care about the people in this story, but care about the implications of letting an A.I. call the shots concerning global welfare. If that is the case, it still didn't hit the mark. The author could have spent a little more time on the A.I. and easily made it the most interesting character of them all.
Comically, I kind of feel like an A.I. wrote it. But that can't be the case as the number of typos and text errors are above and beyond anything I have ever read. It is so bad that one would think nobody actually read the final copy before printing.
However, this needs MUCH better proofreading. There are double phrases where the author couldn't decide which was better and no one went back to delete one of them. There are punctuation errors. It's not _filled_ with mistakes but there are too many to consider this a professionally written & edited work.