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The human mind has always been unhackable…until now.

Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation.

Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. But he’s a changed man. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. After emptying the couple’s bank account, he disappears into the night.

When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight - only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared.

Dean and Josie must now join forces in a desperate race against time, searching for answers in an ever-twisting mystery. What they uncover is a chilling conspiracy that already has the fate of the world in its grip.

©2018 Brian Andrews (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Action mystery sci-fi suspense thriller...Whew!

The author of this book is the same author of the Tier One books cowritten with Jeff Wilson. If you have not listened to those books I would recommend that you do as that is a fantastic series. If you have kindle unlimited those books are FREE to read and listen to. This book too is a freebie on Kindle unlimited. Not that I'm pushing but it does kind of pay for itself in the long run.
Anyway, about this book. To begin with, I have to start by telling you that this is narrated by Ray Porter. I always enjoy listening to him, his narration it outstanding. He always gets the correct emotions and sarcasm and levity or seriousness.
So it's 1963 and Captain Will Barnes wakes up in a padded room, wearing a straight jacket, parched mouth and no clue as to why. When he finally meets with his commanding officer he doesn't remember a thing about what brought him to this place. Nor does he remember when the colonel tells him that he has murdered his own wife in their bed three weeks ago.

Now Michael Pitcher finds something in a spherical cave chamber in Afghanistan. There is a comatose terrorist and then he hears a woman talking to him in the cave, but no one is there. The voice says it wants to know him.

Meanwhile in upstate NY an old military missile silo has been purchased and is being prepared for doomsday by Willie Barnes, he's now 76 years old. He gives Josie Pritchard (a journalist) a tour of his silo. When she says something under her breath Willie turns and asks "does she talk to you too?"

I can't say any more without spoiling this book. This is an EXCELLENT sci-fi mystery thriller with plenty of action and suspense.
My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS!!
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19 of 20 people found this review helpful

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You'll never see it coming

I've never written a full review, just answered the pre-set questions, but this book made a special impact. I won't re-hash the story, that's all in the book summary. I admit that I mainly bought this book for the narrator. I just LOVE Ray Porter's narrations and the summary intrigued me.
When I was about 2/3 through, I was at first disappointed that the deliberate character developments from the beginning abruptly stopped and were replaced with pure action. To be honest, there could have been more bridges from a character's backstory to bring us to current events, but I quickly forgot about those gaps. The showdown was perfectly paced and easy to follow, it was all logical. After the story concluded and the epilogue started, I expected the usual continuation of the character's life after the event, but got something very different. I have over 600 audiobooks and have read many more paper books in my life, but rarely has my jaw literally dropped. And I mean literally. It changed my perspective on the whole story and I really hope that there will be a follow-up book that picks up where 'Reset' ends. Don't get me wrong, it's a fully completed story without a cliffhanger, but with endless possibilities. Go ahead, spend that credit, you won't regret it!

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  • Wayne
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  • 04-30-18

There are two ways to evaluate Reset!

The first evaluation is the quality of the plot which earns 5 stars. The second evaluation is on the quality of the afterwards section written by the author which earns 1 star. I averaged the two evaluations despite 99.1% of the book (the novel itself) earning 5 stars and award the novel 3 stars. Ray Porter's narration earns 5 stars.

So my issue with the book is 100% due to final 6 minutes of this 669 minute audio book. My issue with the 6 minutes is the authors population alarmism. In 1798 Thomas Malthus published his first essay on concerns with starvation due to human population growth predicting dire catastrophe in the short term. At the time the earths human population was 0.9 billion and the annual population growth was 0.4%. By the time biologist Paul Erhlich published The Population Bomb in 1968 the earth's human population was 4.1 billion and the annual growth rate had increased to 1.8% and would reach its zenith of 2.1% annually by the mid 1970s. By 1918 the earth's human population reached 7.6 billion and annual human population growth is at 1.0% annually and is dropping very rapidly to the point the annual human population growth will likely drop into negative numbers before the end of the 21st century. It seems likely that earth's human population will reach its peak of 10.5 billion sometime late in the 21st century.

Malthus wrote that 1.0 billion people would result in mass starvation. Ehrlich wrote in 1968 that earth's resources including food, minerals.metals, fuel, etc. would be exhausted by the year 2000. On September 29, 1980 economist Julian Simon bet Paul Ehrlich $10,000 that the price of wheat/food, various metals, and oil would not increase (that is, the quantity would be enough greater to handle increased human needs) on September 29, 1990. The bet was specific to 5 critical commodities. Ehrlich lost the bet on all five commodities.

220 years after Malthus' essay despite earth's human population having increased 8 fold there is far more than enough food needed to feed every human (starvation that does occur is limited to political conditions in some countries, not food worldwide supply). Earth's rivers and waterways and air are cleaner. Since 1798 the average worldwide human lifespan has increased from 35 years to 70.5 years. In the US average lifespan increased from 47 years to 78 years during the 20th century.

My view of the author's alarmism in the last 6 minutes of Reset is rather negative.

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Excellently written story

At the end of the book, provides some facts about how humans have abused the planet and I agree and think everyone should take it to heart and act upon it. We need to reset our political climate in order to change our destiny!

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Wow Ray Porter Andrews both shine

Another excellent military finds an ancient alien artifact story similar in some ways to Earthcore, look that one up, also Porter. Great characters built in depth and a chilling plot - loved it - more please!

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