Monday, November 23, 2009
The Dyodyne Experiment by James Doulgeris & V. Michael Santoro
James Doulgeris and V. Michael Santoro have created a vision of America in the near future. Hold onto your hats, as their vision is full of events that could happen but that all hope will not be our fate.
America, and New York City in particular, has been targeted again by America's enemies. This time the threat is multi-pronged. The Muslim terrorists that were responsible for the 9-11 terrorist attack have come up with a new plot. Hijacking an oil tanker, they have turned it into the biggest conventional bomb imaginable. They detonate it in the port of New York City, killing hundreds of thousands. In the meantime, North Korea has smuggled in six nuclear bombs, hidden around the country and are demanding the the United States ignore their takeover of South Korea. Both Russia and China are involved in the political manuverings that occur in the wake of these events.
The Dyodyne company, along with the military, is the best hope America has of confronting and defeating the terrorists. The company, under the guidance of Sarah Randall, has come up with a method of precisely locating and tracking terrorists. This is accomplished with the use of a virus that interacts with the person's DNA, turning them into a radio beacon that can be tracked anywhere. Sarah becomes romantically involved with Tim Hatcher, a career military man, who helps the team overcome the problem caused by depending on wireless phones, as he is an expert on satellite tracking. Together with diplomats and CIA operatives, they race against time to save America from her enemies.
This book is recommended for thriller readers. The action is fast and furious, and many readers will stay up late, desparate to read just one more chapter and see if the plot will be defeated before all is lost. The Dyodyne Experiment is a fast-paced thriller that will keep the reader glued to its pages.