- File Size: 2259 KB
- Print Length: 247 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: J Triptych Publishing; 1 edition (March 15, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 15, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N9UL2VX
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With such a set up I was expecting great things but unfortunately "The Piranha Solution" does not deliver.
What we get is an opening sequence that hints at demons, then we fall back to a very high-tech AI interaction, then we are progressively introduced to, for the most part, paint by numbers characters. So there is Stilicho Jones, a swarmy trouble shooter 'good guy' for Errol Flux, the gazillionaire funding all the action on Mars (and whose name rhymes way to close to Elon Musk for it not to be a deliberate tagging). And there is the "tough as nails take no prisoner" NASA Special Agent, Darian Arante who gets herself in the thick of the action right from the get go. And ultimately a villain that's one of the weirdest I've come across in a while, surviving in circumstances that really make no sense given everything else that's been going on.
Now it's not like this is a bad novel, it's not. It's just formulaic, full of grammar errors, and includes lots of guff about the physics of space travel and why things are different on Mars - then throws physics under the bus at the end for the sake of the action. I'm not sure why but the style reminded me of an episode of "Law and Order - Special Victims Unit" in the pacing and switching back and forth between set scenes and the dipping into details that often felt superfluous.
It certainly is not an edge of your seat technothriller. I had trouble caring for most of the cast and Stilicho Jones especially. He was a legend in his own lunchbox and mostly annoying. I'm not sure who to recommend "The Piranha Solution" to. Certainly it is nothing like any of great novels noted in the blurb, but if you like a sci fi mystery that's set in the near future so that everything looks pretty much what it's like today, then you might enjoy this.
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