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The Jackhammer Elegies

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When Scott Carter, a savvy civil and structural engineer, finds himself in an elevator at the top of one of his own high-rise building designs, a powerful blast in the basement rocks Carter from his everyday life into a media limelight—and ultimately into the crosshairs of a technically cunning terrorist, alias Jackhammer. Carter becomes a consultant to the FBI as it ...more
Paperback, 472 pages
Published May 16th 2012 by Stefan Jaeger
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Kelcy
Aug 14, 2014 Kelcy rated it it was ok
I read this book after the author emailed me in my role as an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) board member. As a civil engineer with some STEM outreach experience, I like the idea of writing a book with civil engineer characters. The main character is quite a bit more realistic than James Bond's Q, MacGyver, or Scotty from Star Trek. It is also true that we have a lot of critical infrastructure that is taken for granted and could be targeted.

There are pages of expository about current
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Great book, though I did guess the bad guy.
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