This was a decent read. I found the concept of one man holding the entire world hostage a fresh new idea. While I could have wished that Sorceress played a larger part, the book kept my interest all the way through and I would recommend this book to others.
A just okay updated version of 20000 leagues under the sea. The author thanks some members of the military for their contributions to making the story authentic but I don't think they did him any favors. The actions described, ranks, job descriptions, and career paths described were a mishmash of inaccuracies. I also found it inconceivable that military members would cheer a man who just killed over 8000 fellow sailors. The story had the potential to be good but the impossible details killed it for me.
A good fun book to read. Lots of action
Steve Alton's books are pretty much the same in concept, and if you liked any earlier ones you wil enjoy this one, too.
Oh, this was an exciting and fun read! I really do like Alten's writing - it's immediate and pretty thrilling, with all of the excitement dragged out in a suspenseful way. I liked this one more than I thought I would because military topics, technology and super computers are not really the types of things that I usually choose to read about - so much so that despite liking Steve Alten's books, I hesitated to pick this one up. But, Alten was even able to make these topics full of excitement. There was also a rather interesting political statement made throughout the book, amidst all of that suspense... I don't recall any of his other books full of this type of "message." I am looking forward to reading the next installment in the _Meg_ series, though I probably won't be rushing off to buy any sequels to this one...