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The robots were good. The Russian thugs were evil. But then. . .

It's 2050, and self-learning Helper androids have proven invaluable servants to humans, making their lives easier, even saving them.

But to their horror, retired SEAL Patrick Jensen and his wife Leah discover that rogue programmers and Russian mobsters are reprogramming the trusted robots to murder their wealth
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Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Published April 7th 2018
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Dee Arr
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
The basic overall plot is okay, a combination of another country using advanced androids to aid them in their diabolical plans. Yes, I am sliding into the melodramatic, but it is hard not to do so after reading this book. Many aspects of the plot are blown up and bigger-than-life; others are simplistic and it is hard to believe that the characters do not realize what is actually happening.

When it comes to specific plot and character details, the story begins to fray and fall apart. One characte
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Jeff Dawson
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This is an amalgamation of Terminator, I-Robot and the television show, Humans.
The first two are about robots/machines taking over the world while the third puts a human characteristic feature to those wonderful machines that are planning on eliminating the human race.

The story centers around Patrick and Leah Jensen. They have been transferred to Phoenix for what could be a new start for both of them. He is an x-navy seal, working for a security firm. She is s prosecuting attorney. Together th
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Chet
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
A version of what it might look like when the robots try to take over. Placing some limiting characteristics on the robots made the book more interesting and mildly humorous. Some violent scenes were relatively short. The Russians are involved pretty much only in the beginning.
CA Portnellus
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
This was a wild plot, a cross between Asimov's 'I Robot,' and a host of other novels about androids taking over the world, think 'Blade Runner' or the recent series, 'Westworld'. However, this novel is very clever in how they (the androids) do it. I don't want to give it away. But, overall, it was a fast-paced, slick narrative, with good dialogue, a novel that made me think a bit during and after reading. Stripped from the recent headline news, yet set ahead into the future, one that is fairly b ...more
Brian Borgford
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting and believable premise. The story begins slowly but evolves into a fast moving, action-packed thriller. It takes a while to sort out the good guys and the bad guys and the bad guys become irrelevant before long. A few twists and turns keep you guessing along the way. Lots of highly descriptive action, especially in the second half of the book.
For sci-fi fans there is enough to keep you intrigued from front to back – lots of technical details. For the non-sci-fi reader the book is st
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Jason Reed
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
My review

The author requested my opinion of this book, so here goes:

Overall, it was a pretty good book. Lost a star 🌟 from me because one aspect, the physical pleasure bots, was unnecessary. I know sex sells, but it was out of place. Otherwise, a worthwhile read.
Kim
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book

Neuromorphs and Russians. The Russians are after money. The Neuromorphs are out to take over the world. Will the human race survive? Read and find out. You won't be disappointed.
Faith Jones
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Malign Artificial Intelligence (MAI), woo-hoo I just invented an acronym, is definitely within Pandora’s Box and getting a grip on the sides, everybody knows it, but what can we do apart from assume that computer scientists, governments and corporations will have safeguards in place (hilarious) and, in the Gremlins sense of “never give them food after midnight”, not give powerful and potentially self-aware AI an internet connection. AI is an integral part of The Internet of Things (that’s a thin ...more
Susan Keefe
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Spine-chilling, is the phrase which comes to mind when describing this book. The author Dennis Meredith has spent a lifetime in the scientific and engineering world, working in science communication at some of the country's leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin. He has written numerous articles on science and engineering and he has a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science ...more
Ron Mac
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
~Pure excitement from the first page to the finish.
~First, I’ll state that I received this book as a gift from the author to read and review.
~While this is not a new plot…robots morphing into sentient beings, then wanting to do away with the inferior humans…it is well done in the book.
~Being that this is a Sci-Fi story, some leeway must be given to certain areas of credibility. I have read some criticism of the possibility of robots taking over the planet. We now have available to us smart phon
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Dee
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone of this genre
Recommended to Dee by: Author
The Neuromorphs - Written by Dennis Meredith
Could Robots run the world or even more????

The robots were good. The Russian thugs were evil. But then. . . It's 2050, and self-learning Helper androids have proven invaluable servants to humans, making their lives easier, even saving them.
But to their horror, retired SEAL Patrick Jensen and his wife Leah discover that rogue programmers and Russian mobsters are reprogramming the trusted robots to murder their wealthy owners. The crooks then skillfully
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Adrian Durlester
Nov 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I was gifted a copy of this book, though with no expectation of reviewing it. As I read through this book, I really wanted to like it more than I did. The premise of the book, though not entirely new, was fascinatingly presented, with interesting wrinkles and perspectives. Early in the book, it became apparent that the author would not shy away from rather graphic descriptions of violent acts. The premise was playing out well enough and interestingly enough that I was willing to put aside my per ...more
Abrianna Leaming
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm not well versed in science fiction, so perhaps that affected my enjoyment of Meredith's novel. I'd like to say that first, just so readers who live and breathe this genre will still give this story a chance.

Okay. The plot itself was a mixture of I-Robot, Humans, and Westworld. Even the video game Detroit: Become Human came to mind. However, Meredith's take on developing robots seemed a bit immature to me. The story came off
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Read Ng
This was a GoodReads giveaway win.

I had a slow start with this book. I was just preoccupied with other events in my life.

Once I got into it, it was hard to put down. One technical issue that bothered me the most was the effort to "dry" out the androids. Why put them in a hotbox when it could have been more effective to "freeze dry" the androids?

My biggest issue is how quickly the androids wanted to move their efforts to become dominate. I would have thought they would infiltrate much slower int
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Jessica Bronder
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Robots have come into the home to help people with various chores called Helpers. But then they were given human like personalities and reactions, to make them more realistic. This is to help them perform every task for their human owners, even to anticipate the human’s request. But then a Russian mobster decides to use the robots for his own personal gain.

By changing the programming of the robots, they are given the opportunity to think for themselves and initially kill their owners and take t
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Carleen
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Sci-Fi book that could be reality

What an awesome read! I was unable to put this book down! The author is so descriptive and keeps the reader engaged the entire time. If you liked the movie “I Robot,” then you’ll love this book. It’s quite interesting how the author creates this world of robotic helpers that go rogue. It’s a great shock for reality when we are more and more reliable on technology to assist and help us with everyday tasks. I can certainly see this becoming a reality. There are s
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Cheryl
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are a techno thriller fan than you will be in for a real treat with this book. While, a majority of the characters may be robots aka neuromorphs; they did a good job of interacting with the humans. In fact, they may have performed better than some of the humans. The robots may have pulled off existing as humans if it was not for the "small" matter of Garry catching one of them in the action of murder. Together Garry teams up with Patrick and his wife to stop the neuromorphs.

What made thi
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Ursula Johnson
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thrillers
Sentient Robots Create a Credible & Terrifying Threat

This was a chilling, thrilling story about robots becoming self aware and plotting the propagation of their species and the annihilation of the human race. It was a plausible story that could indeed happen one day if mankind is not careful. The story was fast paced, with a great deal of action. The logic and brutality of the Neuromorphs are matched by the steely resolve of the former Navy Seal hero, his wife and his former team mates. Whil
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Dennis Meredith brings to his novels an expertise in science from his career as a science communicator at some of the country's leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin. He has worked with science journalists at all the nation's major newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV networks and has written well over a thousand news releases and m ...more