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Specific Impulse by Charles Justiz
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Roller-coaster! Yes, that would describe it. Jake, a charismatic former sub commander, is tracking clues from the tragic deaths of his ex-wife and children. Dr Carin Gonzalez, a former Airforce officer, is on sabbatical from her job as a space scientist. Their paths are unknown to each other until both are led to a meteor crater in Arizona and they become witness to a perplexing and unnatural explosion. They both start experiencing an unusual heightened awareness that enhances not only their perceptions, but also their ability to sense danger. They soon discover they were infected, as were all the others present that day in the crater and… all the others have died! Along with a machine based intelligence brought to life by Carin, F.R.E.D. (Friggin' Ridiculous Economic Disaster), they must find a cure while being hunted by a psychotic assassin. Are they looking for an answer that seems to be 'not of this world'?
I love the twists and turns that keep you glued to the story. The story is far from the ridiculous science fiction they put out nowadays. It is true to the science fiction genre. I was intrigued with Charles Justiz development of the scientific element that made the character's conclusions believable. A truly enigmatic story that leaves you impatiently waiting for the next book in the series, as well as, anxious to experience 'Specific Impulse' as a movie (scheduled to begin production in 2013).

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