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She lives in the cloud, and travels in a phone.
She’s Saga, Artificial Intelligence Detective.

The exciting action of the Swiftsure Yacht race launches an adventure which ranges from the urban landscape of Vancouver to the wild islands of Alaska.

Chandler Gray, a sailor and software developer has created Saga (Say-Gah), an Artificial Intelligence app which emulates the powe
Paperback, 250 pages
Published January 16th 2017 by CreateSpace
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Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Do you ever read a book and wonder how you never heard of this author? Tiger and the Robot by Grahame Shannon was that way for me. Grahame doesn’t have many books out, but I found this book mesmerizing. Chandler Gray is a computer programmer and writes a program for an AI app that could help solve cases. Little did he know it would throw him into a struggle for the life of a woman he just met. His untested AI, Saga, maybe the quickest and only way to save Gina Lee’s life.
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Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tiger and the Robot was a fun, fast-paced adventure, filled with the sorts of unexpected twists and turns that make for a good detective story. The author's knowledge of both ships and programming shines through in the texture of those scenes. ...more
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Being a fan of boats I was drawn to this author and his books because they centre around yachting and my other favourite - sci-fi. The scenery is described in a way that you can easily envision the surroundings. It's a great adventure book for this alone but has the added element of a mystery to be solved by one man and his AI assistant - although she's definitely in charge. I enjoyed this book a lot and found it easy to read and hard to put down. ...more
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a completely different fiction book, this story takes technology, mystery and boats and makes one great tale about the disappearance of a woman and how technology is used to track her.

Gina Lee disappears from her boat, a yatch called Aphrodite while in the most important race in the area of British Columbia, once the yatch wins, the crew finds out that she didn’t leave on her own will; to solve the mystery of her disappearance, Chandler Gray who is an app developer and created Saga, uses
Becky Hodson
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Grahame Shannon can definitely write a story that hooks you in and doesn't let go, even after the final word.

I entered a goodreads giveaway for this novel because the idea of an AI detective accessed via a phone intrigued me. I was lucky enough to win and I am over the moon. This doesn't, of course, influence what I think of the novel in any way.

This is a highly entertaining and intriguing novel. The characters are well developed and all feel 'real'. I loved following the development of Saga's
Patrick Chiu
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This adventure novel had me hooked after each chapter, leaving me wondering how the kidnapping mystery would unfold. It was filled with suspense and thrill as Chan and Saga worked together to face unexpected challenges along the way. The personality of characters and descriptive text played a movie in my head as a read on. This is an easy read that I recommend and I look forward to more books from Grahame Shannon!
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a home run. Artificial intelligence at it's best. Becoming human little by little, this detective app assists in solving a kidnapping. The characters rally around and follow the lead of this often humorous computer/Sherlock Holmes. Very entertaining read and I look forward to reading Grahame Shannon in his future endeavors. ...more
Jackie Rogers
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
After a slow start, this novel pulled me in. Chan Gray develops an artificial intelligence app that becomes very useful in a kidnapping. Saga, the AI, has become more than she was programmed to be. She is very sassy and a great partner in crime. Couldn't put it down after my interest peaked. Thanks to Goodreads. ...more
Lee Simpson
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popsugar2020
Good Mystery

A friend of mine on Goodreads was reading this book and I saw it. I needed a book with either a robot or an AI character for one of the prompts in the PopSugar reading challenge. I was pleasantly surprised by this story. It turned out to be a good story full of action and mystery.
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodreads-win
Goodreads win.

This was a read that was full of twists and turns. It was a fun read that was hard to put down. The author did a wonderful job.
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Held my interest from the first page to the last
Delphine Fox
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Tiger and The Robot and thought the plot was brilliant. A great mystery book with lots of adventure and tech to make it even more wonderful. The book was very well written and the depictions of the different locations was a work of art. I found the characters very interesting and they developed well through the story with Saga stealing the show and providing a comical, sassy persona.
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘I have an idea for an app…an AI app’

British Columbia author Grahame Shannon has adventures in the water world. He founded a yacht sales firm, towboat construction companies, pioneered 3D CAD (computer aided design) systems for boat design, and enjoys a portfolio of designs for racing and cruising sailboat and powerboats. TIGER AND THE ROBOT is his debut novel in 1917 and now has BAY OF DEVILS already in line for publication also.

Grahame brings his fascination with sailing and computer programm
David Jones
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tiger and the Robot is a crime thriller that is easy to imagine in the not too distant future. Chandler (Chan) Gray is a software developer who cashed in to live a Margaritaville existence in Vancouver, sailing and lounging on a classic yacht. Except, Chan can’t switch his brain off from thinking of new inventions and software. So he comes up with an idea for an app with AI abilities that can be used to solve crime. A virtual Sherlock Holmes that Chan calls Saga.

For a non techie like me Graham
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast, fun read. Gina Lee, a powerful and wealthy woman, is kidnapped in Victoria BC. The nerdy software developer Chandler Gray, accidentally gets involved in several rescue attempts. He uses Saga, an artificial intelligence phone app, to help solve the case. There is a lot of travel, highlighting the beauty and mystery of BC and Alaska.
Donna Foster
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Serious app-itude, killer energy and best of all fun.
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was one of the beta readers of this book, reading it chapter by chapter as it was written. I liked it a lot when I was reading it, but there were a few holes in the plot. Grahame fixed all of them and added some flashbacks to give insight into the characters.

The first draft was rather short on violence. I suggested he could destroy a few things like planes and ships, since being fiction, he wouldn't have to pay for them. He did that and I'm happy now, as long as he doesn't crash the Alfa-Romeo
Bruce Ricketts
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great read! It kept me interested from the beginning to the end. I loved that it was set locally and I could recognize the place names and even the names I didn't recognize looked like I should have! I read the book in two days which should indicate how much I liked it!! I really liked the plot twists and turns.
Well done!!

Bruce R.
Candra Hodge
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ai mystery

A mystery that is investigated partially by an AI program created by the main character. I liked the humor that was included in the book also.
I won this book through a giveaway
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Fast pace with unexpected surprises. Enjoyed it very much and hope to see more of these characters in future releases!
James Frederick
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was just a whole lot of fun. One of my favorite reads of the year.

It was a mash-up of a mystery, thriller and sci-fi novel. The basic idea is that the main character has a dream about a virtual assistant for a detective. Being a computer programmer, he decides that this is a challenge that he is up for and he sets out to bring such an app to life. And he does. Then a real life mystery comes his way in the form of a beautiful woman who wines and dines him, (among other things), and then is k
Lorraine Gordon
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a novel for everyone. It's an easy read with enough details to entertain boaters, techies, car lovers, adventurers and more. The colourful side characters are so endearing you find yourself looking forward to the following novel to have the pleasure of meeting them again. It's a mystery with building suspense, humour (if only we all had a "Saga"in our lives) and romance (although this could be a bit more fleshed out for some of us). All this and, for those of us who live in beautiful Bri ...more
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun sci-fi/AI story about an unlikely pair working together to solve a missing persons case/kidnapping. The mystery is to be solved by Chandler Gray and the app persona he created that hasn't taken on a very strong and independent mind of her own. The story has a fabulous back drop in some of the most beautiful places and adventure is found at every turn. I think people keen on sailing will love this book the most for obvious reasons. Great book for action and adventure. ...more
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: men-s-adventure
A guy who just happens to be a computer expert and a gold medallist in yachting in the Olympics creates an app that has artificial intelligence. Soon enough it gets self awareness and a personality. The app is supposed to be a detective, but is more like a personal attendant.

He meets a beautiful rich woman...who just happens to have a yacht in a major race. She gets kidnapped, and the guy goes to extremes to rescue her.

Not bad, but not really good, either. It just doesn't have much verisimilitu
Gloria Brooks
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tiger and the Robot was a really good book to read, it was packed full of excitement with a artificial intelligence app. that a made it come alive with helped with Chandler Grey rescue of Gina.. once I got into the book I was hooked.. A really good book
Luis Humberto Molinar Márquez
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adventure/Mistery readers
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Tiger and The Robot, by Grahame Shannon
Create Space. 2017 (2nd Edition)
250 pages.
Genre / Themes: Fiction / Adventure, mistery, private investigation.

The racing yacht Aphrodite participates in the most important international race in the area of British Columbia, Canada. Gina, the owner of the boat, has had to leave at the last minute before the race, but after winning the competition, the crew of the Aphrodite learn that she did not leave by her own free will
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tiger and The Robot is a fun adventure novel. It begins with Chan who is a genius inventor. His new invention is a personal assistant robot who uses artificial intelligence to gather information on a multitude of subjects.
Chan meets a beautiful woman named Gina Lee who is planning to participate in a sailing race. After a night together, Gina is missing. Now Chan has to find Gina (Tiger) and rescue her.
What happens next is a mix of sailing and software to discover what happened. There is also de
Julie Barrett
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tiger and the Robot: She lives in the cloud and travels in a phone she and Chandler Gray lead a cyber detective search for a kidnapped billionaire by Grahame Shannon
Starts with reviews from others, dedication, contents, and acknowledgments.
Prologue starts the book off in 1716 and interesting things are divulged.
Story starts with Chen and he has another idea for an app. He calls on his friends to help set up an apartment where he can work out of because he lives on a boat and drives around in an
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tiger and the Robot is a fantastic book. I loved the element of adventure teemed with a thrilling mystery and the romance of course. Saga absolutely made the book, outshining all the other characters with her skills and sass. The story seemed to flow well and the plot made for a great sci-fi with enough fun elements to keep it lighthearted. I would highly recommend this book, especially for anyone with an interest in sailing and adventure as the various settings are remarkable.
Amber Hayward
Apr 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This mystery combines the author's knowledge of computers and sailing with a great touch of humour and some fine suspense. I look forward to reading more from Shannon. ...more
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Grahame Shannon walked around barefoot until he was five. Then his cruel parents dragged him to Canada from his native Grenada. He thought Montreal was cold and miserable until he was moved again, to Northern Alberta, At nineteen, he had the good sense to relocate to Vancouver.

He has founded yacht sales firms, boat-building companies, and even pioneered 3D CAD systems for boat design. He has desig

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