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
......a super exciting ride!
I like technobabble and there is plenty of realistic and futuristic dialogue in this book.
Daniel Suarez’s thought provoking genius makes me wonder what other professions they have been involved in.
This is not an overly sexed girl does or doesn't like boy story; there are violent situations.
Jeff Gurner and “cast” translate the action packed story perfectly.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am hoping for more from this author!
Classic David Suarez, can we say that yet? LOL
I for one enjoy the technical aspect of his stories.I am most definitely waiting for the Deamon movie!!
Keep writing my friend
This story was very well told, fast paced but easy to follow. It's very easy to get wrapped up in the story and forget what's going on around you.
After reading Daemon, I made myself two promises. Promise #1, I will never again fall for the misleading reviews and summary on Daniel Suarez books. Promise #2, If I do fall for the misleading reviews and summary on a Daniel Suarez book, I would not cry in frustration when I am done with it. Needless to say, I broke both promises. I hope that Daniel Suarez is a very rich man because he can sure write good book summaries. And. . . . he has created an algorithm that powers bots that resemble actual readers to generate book reviews. Never again. I don't care how well written and intriguing his book summaries are, the book never lives up to the expectations.
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