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Dark Matter | [Tom Grace]

Dark Matter

In space, a technological nightmare orbits the Earth, stalking its prey. Sheathed in a black multifaceted skin, a secret all but invisible against the darkness of space, the killer satellite hunts with one of the deadliest weapons ever created. It is Zeus - and like the god of myth it hurls lightning from the heavens.
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In space, a technological nightmare orbits the Earth, stalking its prey. Sheathed in a black multifaceted skin, a secret all but invisible against the darkness of space, the killer satellite hunts with one of the deadliest weapons ever created. It is Zeus - and like the god of myth it hurls lightning from the heavens.

Astronaut Kelsey Newton and her crewmates aboard the International Space Station have just settled in for a six-month mission when they discover the existence of Zeus. Alone and defenseless in orbit, the astronauts report what they know, even at the risk of becoming targets themselves. The job of finding out who placed a weapon in space falls to Kelsey's fiancé, ex-Navy SEAL Nolan Kilkenny.

Racing against time, Kilkenny must search through the wreckage of the past and find the key to disarming Zeus if he's going to save the love of his life - and opposing him is an army of mercenary killers and a megalomaniacal tycoon whose craving for power will plunge the world into chaos.

©2004 Kilkenny Group LLC (P)2013 Kilkenny Group LLC

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    Michael G. Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 04-30-13
    Michael G. Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2005
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    "More a thriller in space and oceans"

    Dark Matter is an engaging tale of corrupt corporate interests. The basic premise is that a private launch company has secretly placed a killer satellite in orbit and has been "practicing" on competitor launches to enhance their business position (all this is revealed right at the start, so no spoiler concerns). After a dramatic space survival sequence, the US government learns that the latest malfunction was no accident and a former Navy Seal who happens to have a fiancee aboard the space station is charged with tracking the killers down. At the same time, the Chinese who also have suffered a similar fate with their recent launch undertake an overlapping hunt that finally comes together at the end.

    The timeframe is present day with few sci-fi elements (space based particle beam weapons, nifty underwater visualization technology, and powerful dive equipment). Much of the action takes place in or on oceans or in space. The action is almost non-stop with good pacing and many "white-knuckle" sequences. Multiple players (astronauts, engineers, computer guys, etc.) all step up to help save the day. The major detraction is that the "evil CEO" is an almost female version of Dr. Evil hoping to escape for the sequel (when the US and Chinese navies have you surrounded in the middle of the ocean, escape is meaningless).

    The narration is suboptimal with a rapid, booming broadcaster's delivery that suggest a sporting event rather than a thriller and is especially unsatisfactory for female voices.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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