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Kill Decision | [Daniel Suarez]

Kill Decision

Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.
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Publisher's Summary

The shocking techno-thriller that cements Daniel Suarez's status as the heir to Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy - a terrifying, breathtaking, and all-too-plausible vision of the world's near future.

Unmanned weaponized drones already exist: they're widely used by America in our war efforts in the Middle East. In Kill Decision, best-selling author Daniel Suarez takes that fact and the real science behind it one step further, with frightening results.

Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets without human intervention.

Together, McKinney and Odin must slow this advance long enough for the world to recognize its destructive power, because for thousands of years the "kill decision" during battle has remained in the hands of humans - and off-loading that responsibility to machines will bring unintended, possibly irreversible, consequences.

But as forces even McKinney and Odin don't understand begin to gather, and death rains down from above, it may already be too late to save humankind from destruction at the hands of our own technology.

©2012 Daniel Suarez (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Bill NOVA 08-30-12
    Bill NOVA 08-30-12 Member Since 2009

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    "scarey view of the future with robots"

    This book has taken a fair amount of facts and woven a tale of what can happen. The micro copters exist. Swarming is being worked. Insect cultures are understood. And all of this technology is coming together with Moore's law. This book should help trigger the debate on how robots are used and under what conditions, they are made autonomus! read this book and get others to read it...this is closer to today than you think.

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    Bob lewisville, NC, United States 08-30-12
    Bob lewisville, NC, United States 08-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Formulaic, stretched, but entertaining"

    I rank Suarez's "Daemon" as one of the best books to come out in years, and was really looking forward to this book. However, instead of the creative, techno savy writing of Daemon, Kill Decision is a techo-military thriller modeling Clancy far too closely. Instead of Clancey's right wing politics, Saurez's left wing paradoxical techno-phobia is laid over the story like... well, a burdensome pheromone. The plot line contains multiple inconsistencies and blatantly artificial devices that distracted from what is certainly an action filled plot.
    The overly humane and competent main characters are clever and well connected... except when they need not to be. Two highly improbable ravens serve as organic drone substitutes clearly designed to smooth over plot needs of the moment. There is even the stiffly written obligatory sex scene. Evil characters are the thinnest and least believable of the book. I also failed to really embrace Suarez's almost palpable fear of drone technology itself. I know too many fighter pilots and bomber pilots who did their jobs honorably, but with the unquestioning machine like precision of autonomous drones to really fear these things any more than the existing technology.
    Still, even with all that, Suarez does piece together an action packed, albeit inconsistently plotted page turner that delivers some good scenes. The audio narration is excellently done. Here is hoping that in the future he steps away from trying to imitate Clancy, and lightens up a bit, to get back to the originality of books like Daemon.

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    "If you liked Daemon, you will like this one"
    Would you listen to Kill Decision again? Why?

    I am not at all a sci-fi reader, but I do like the works of Daniel Suarez, because it all feels like it could be really happening in the near future.


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    Arthur S Jeffords Knoxville, Tn, US 08-28-12
    Arthur S Jeffords Knoxville, Tn, US 08-28-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Another win"

    Suarez continues to take high tech and show the what ifs. His books will entertain and inform. The Boeing announcement shortly after the release of this book were chilling.

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    Welby Goodyear, AZ, United States 08-27-12
    Welby Goodyear, AZ, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2014

    i saved a drab colored lizard who thrashed desperately in your makeshift bird bath this morning, around eight. he was beneath your notice.

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    "suspense of disbelief"

    It's nice to read novels that don't utterly jar my suspension of disbelief by having a poorly researched, errant scrap of technology thrown in. With 'Daemon' and 'Freedom™' and now 'Kill Decision,' Suarez shows truly remarkable knowledge and effective research. His tech is uniformly near-term possible, which makes the stories plausible and engaging. The story in 'Kill Decision' is well crafted, with tension and movement. Also, I discovered a really great place to get Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches while listening to this, so it has that positive association going for it.

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    arnold miller Franklin,TN 37064 08-27-12
    arnold miller Franklin,TN 37064 08-27-12
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    What made the experience of listening to Kill Decision the most enjoyable?

    Jeff Gerner is superb as the narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    action packed with many twists & turns & the ending leaves open a follow up story


    What does Jeff Gurner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is absolutely terrific. The best yet


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


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    Jason Munster, Australia 08-27-12
    Jason Munster, Australia 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Suarez is 3 for 3"

    If you have read Daemon and Freedom(TM) - or even if you haven't - you are going to love this book. Everything he has come up with is plausible and believable, to the point that I keep looking over my shoulder for these things!

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    Robert C. Best III Colton, NY USA 08-27-12
    Robert C. Best III Colton, NY USA 08-27-12
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    "Techno Thiller"
    Would you listen to Kill Decision again? Why?

    I have no doubt I'll listen to 'Kill Decision' at least once more!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen mostly in the car so I listed to it in short segments but it made me want to drive just so I could continue to book!


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    Ricardo NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, United States 08-27-12
    Ricardo NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, United States 08-27-12
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    "Awesome story! Please make it a movie!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Kill Decision to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Jeff Gurner brings Suarez's story to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kill Decision?

    The C130 midair battle with the drones.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Gurner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Great performance like Daemon and Freedom TM


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Could not stop listening


    Any additional comments?

    I want to see this book made into a movie.

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    Michael Great Falls, VA, United States 08-27-12
    Michael Great Falls, VA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "A good piece of Entercation"
    What made the experience of listening to Kill Decision the most enjoyable?

    Very informative nomatter which side of the interview table is sitting on. Not sure it lauds getting to the truth over prosecurorial efforts to get confessions.


    What does Jeff Gurner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great choice for narrartion of this particular material. A modern Joe Friday - "Just the facts."


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