Tag Archives: Cyber Warfare

Terror on the Highways

Gridlock cover      Jake Bendel doesn’t remember how he got to the FBI safehouse. What he does knows is that his roadway system for self-driving cars is killing people. And, the world has been led to believe that he is behind it. Will he and a rogue FBI agent be able to find and stop whomever the real culprits are before the unthinkable happens?

Bennecke’s first novel, Gridlock is the first of the Civil Terror series. It is set in the near future but with an old-world nemesis. All Jake, a civil engineer, ever wanted was to make the world a better place, a safer place. Now, his technology is being turned into a weapon of mass destruction. By whom? How? And to what end? His daughter is missing, and she believes him to be dead. The FBI isn’t so sure that he is innocent. FBI Special Agent Jose Cavanaugh feels that Jake is a pawn in someone’s hideous scheme to murder thousands of Americans. Even after being removed from Jake’s part of the case he continues working to help find those responsible.

This is a gripping tale of terrorism with an unlikely protagonist. It is intriguing as well as captivating.

5 out of 5 stars for the re-release version.

There’s No Place To Hide


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Sam Regan is a protected witness against a drug cartel. To save himself from the cartel’s hitmen he flees Kentucky and changes his name to Tom Horn. After ending up in Arizona a series of catastrophic events bring about an apocalypse. Will Tom and his new-found friends survive in a world without power, most electronics destroyed, and meteors striking without rhyme or reason?

Newman’s novel, EMP Perfect Storm: Book 1 – Post Apocalyptic Survival Fiction tells a good story and has strong character development.  Unfortunately, it also contained a couple of plot holes and some confusing dialogue. While mostly grammatically correct it could have been written much better.

The story piqued my interest enough that I’m willing to overlook these issues and check out the next book in the series.

3 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



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.

The Repressed Rebel


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Sarge is in charge. Henry Sargent has been named the new head of the Boston Brahmin by J.P. Morgan who recently suffered a stroke. The president has brought in UN peace keeping forces due to the uprisings against the Citizen Corps. New conflicts arise both nationally and personally.

Akart’s fifth novel in The Boston Brahmin series, The Mechanics: A Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Series, is every bit as action packed as the first four. And, what a heart-stopping ending! Oh, my! This may very well be the best book of the group.

This book, as well as the others, is a must read for anyone who wants a glimpse of what could very well be our immediate future. While Akart is not a prognosticator, his novels are eerily realistic in today’s political climate.

5 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.

The end of the world as we know it coming soon?


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Our next double shot features bestselling author Bobby Akart.

The best way to describe this book is that it is a terrifying look at what could actually happen to the USA in the very near future on an economic and political level. Cyber attacks escalate all around the globe throwing the USA into what is termed a Cyber War. The sitting president seeks to extend his term beyond the 8 years that are coming to an end through threats of martial law and the suspension of Posse Comitatus. And, The Boston Brahmin is using all of this for their financial gain.

Akart’s book, Cyber Attack, The Boston Brahmin Series Book 2 follows the struggles of The Loyal Nine as they prepare for disaster while following the direction of John Morgan and The Boston Brahmin. This very frightening look at a real world possible outcome for the USA is thought provoking and enlightening.

If this book doesn’t cause you to think, I don’t know what will. I can’t wait to see how it all ends. 5 out of 5 stars.