Kill Decision

Kill Decision

Book - 2012
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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 , bestselling 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.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2012
ISBN: 9780525952619
0525952616
Characteristics: 390 p

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StarGladiator
May 02, 2014

I really liked Mr. Suarez's first two books, in fact, I really loved them, but this book was far too status quoy, far too American Exceptionalistic.

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brazos
Mar 15, 2013

I like Suarez's near future bent, but this offering fell short of his previous work in my mind. Couldn't quite suspend my disbelief.

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airguru
Oct 10, 2012

Something about Suarez stories that really get me hooked. He is one of the best writers I know for taking current technology trends and advancing them to terrifying conclusions. The scary thing is that you are never quite sure how much of these events are already in the works.

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