by David Hewson
As the millennium approaches, the climate on Earth is getting progressively hotter, a phenomenon which makes scientists and others extremely nervous. Unease quickly turns to panic when Air Force One is successfully downed, key communications networks are disrupted, and the world's financial institutions are pushed to the brink of collapse. CIA science chief Helen Wagner an...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Grand Central Publishing
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I really liked this doomsday scifi thriller about how the government builds a giant solar satellite that is taken over by a crazy environmentalist group who proceeds to destroy cities and generally wreak havoc. The characters are better than most thrillers I've read, and the twists and turns were good fun. Apparently books about evil solar satellites is becoming a minor obsession of mine :-)
Overall pretty interesting book with a take on 2012 but with a very irritating character. He has to argue, drag his feet beyond reason, etc so you just want to scream "Just do it!" This characteristic tends to drag the book down and take you out of the storyline.
This started off as a pretty good read - thriller with some sci-fi concepts. But, about halfway through, it lost my interest. I kept on going and hurried through the rest, but I never regained my initial interest in it. The characters were not engaging, and I wasn't invested in them at all.
DAVID HEWSON was born in Yorkshire in 1953. He has written sixteen novels, as well as several travel books. Until 2005 he was a weekly columnist for the Sunday Times until becoming a full-time author. David lives in Kent but visits Italy frequently. All 11 of his Italian books are now in development as TV movies.More about David Hewson...
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