| 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.