After Shock Author:Stephen Kyle When men play with nature, — the innocent are the first to die... — It is a scientific breakthrough that changes everything: a super high frequency beam of electromagnetic energy that can revolutionize worldwide communications. Physicist Mike Ryder knows his top-secret discovery has enourmous capabilities for good. But he dosent realize that he ha... more »s already been betrayed by the people closest to him, that military planners have already adapted his creation for a deadly use, and that somewhere buried deep within his scientific equations lies a fatal error.
Now Ryder faces the battle of his life. Against him is a untied front of weapons experts and the entire American Military. Even more powerful-and unpredictable-is the monster he created, the extraordinary new force already out of control. As the first, full power test of project HARC approaches, the world will discover its horrifying consequences-and the challenge to survive its lethal after shock.« less
This is a pretty good look at how the government is always looking for a weapon... from any source. And how wrong it can go.
The theory smacks of Tesla. He had the same basic idea early in the 20th century. Back then, though, we were able to see potential danger in the unknown and realize we might not always be able to control it.
The characters are well developed and easy to identify with. The family dynamics are all too familiar and the plot has enough twists to keep an otherwise straightforward story interesting.
I also enjoyed the Native American and supernatural elements of the book. All in all, a pretty good read.