Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Trouble Comes In Threes

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Dolls Dames and Danger

Inspector Thomas Sullivan has few folks that he calls friends and even fewer that he holds dear. So, when bounty hunters threaten the two ladies that he treasures more than life itself, things get messy.  There’s the law, and then there’s justice. And, the two don’t necessarily go hand in hand.

Sivils’ second novella in the Capital City Characters series, Dolls, Dames, and Danger highlights the female support characters. It also shows us Sully’s softer side and his total lack of understanding of the female psyche.

This book has everything you’ve come to expect from an Inspector Thomas Sullivan story. Sivils delivers once again. And, kudos to his cover designer.

5 out of 5 stars.

Can America Be Saved?

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Rick Johnson is the Sheriff of the small town of Resurrection, Colorado. On the day of the annual Fall Festival the town and all its visitors are put under quarantine by the government. A weaponized virus has been unleashed and the town is now under martial law. Sheriff Johnson has reason to think there is more going on than the town has been lead to believe.

Gunhus’ conspiracy novel, Resurrection America, spins a futuristic, sci-fi nightmare complete with a megalomaniac hellbent on saving America. The dynamics between the Sheriff and the antagonist are complex. There is so much deception happening that at times it is hard to tell what is real.

While this is a very good story, I felt that it almost jumped the shark when the real purpose behind the quarantine was revealed. It was as if another story highjacked the original one. My mind had to quickly shift gears from government conspiracy to high tech sci-fi.

4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

This book will be available in June 2017.

An Artificial Intelligence With An Attitude

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Suri is a high school senior with a lot of anger that she has been feeding since the death of her mother six years ago. Her 12-year old brother, Tommy, joins her regularly playing a virtual reality Mesh game. They are two of the best players. A clandestine government agency has been studying their tactics and want to use a model of Suri’s brain to fight the cyber war with China. Will Suri agree? Will she be able to protect Tommy from this agency? How will this affect her family?

Whaler’s novel, Suri Five, is a cyber punk dystopian thriller. It has a good storyline with believable characters and a fast pace. There are several twists that keep you guessing and a surprise ending that had me saying “No!”.

What was disappointing for me was the bad editing. I don’t mean a few typos here and there. There were several major plot holes and continuity errors that should have never seen the light of day. These were distracting and ruined the chapters where they were located. I pointed the first two within the first three chapters to the author. So, hopefully, he will hire a good editor and upload a corrected copy before you have a chance to read it.

2 out of 5 stars due to editing.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.