Sunday, July 22, 2012

Kill Decision, by Daniel Suarez

Kill Decision is a non-stop action thriller featuring advanced technology and an all too plausible near future scenario.  This book drops you right in the middle of the action with a high-tech drone attack and just keeps going.  The first part of the book contains a lot of information on high-tech warfare and some background science, which was as fascinating as the action sequences.  Once this information is established, the action comes even faster in an almost non-stop ride to the finish.

This is a classic page-turner that doesn’t let you go until you’ve reached the end. Author Daniel Suarez does a great job making you feel that no one and nowhere is safe.  This fuels the sense of danger and excitement.  Paranoia, after all, is just smart when everyone really is out to get you.

The heroes are convincing and dedicated while the bad guys are nebulous and operate in shadow.  You could nit-pick on some characterization which isn’t really all that deep, but the concepts and the action are what this novel is about and it is more than worth it.  If you like high-adrenaline action that doesn’t let up paired with plausible and frightening technology development, you are going to love this book.  Highly recommended.