Act of Revenge

Act of Revenge

A Novel

Book - 2018
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When Boston is hit by a coordinated string of terrorist attacks, robotics innovator Louis Massina leads a team of tech geniuses to deploy every bot, drone, and cyberweapon at their disposal to save the city and bring the plot's mastermind to justice.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062804136
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 401 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: DeFelice, Jim 1956-


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Aug 03, 2018

As with other of his military hi-tech ilk, Brown has been marching steadily into the alt-right camp. With the addition of DeFelice as co-author, it's gotten worse. Think of the adolescence of Tom Swift and Robert Heinlein, and add in Tom Clancy at his dogmatic worst. Governments are venal and weak; only corporations and entrepreneurs are capable and wise. Americans are noble, brave, and wise; enemies of America are incompetent, barely able to contain a mindless rage that drives them to inevitable destruction (and Islamic, Russian, or otherwise identifiably "not us.") Women can be on the good team, but only if they have generally male predispositions (liking sports, for example) and know their place. (Otherwise they are only fit to be sex-slaves, but might be Russian spies, but only after they are dead so that it doesn't matter anyway.)

Mar 26, 2018

As always, Bond's command of both current and upcoming technology is top rate. And the action is non-stop, making for a page-turning read. What caused me to drop my rating was the one-dimensionality of his characters. Like the set of an old movie western, everything appears authentic on the surface, but instead is just a facade with no depth. Bond and his co-author make an effort to flesh out the characters, but the effort falls short. Most are stereotypes of one type or another.

I am not a great fan of these collaborative fiction products. They smack of mass production literature and are usually nowhere near as good as what the better known author produces on his own.

Still, it is a quick, fun, read and the high tech is tons of fun. Just don't expect too much depth from the characters.

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