The Singularity Transfer
After the momentum and success of The Singularity Witness, the first book in the series, tensions are ratcheted up and matters are brought to a whole new level in the sequel, The Singularity Transfer. Like its predecessor, the story grabs you by the throat on the first page and doesn’t let go. Faced-paced, intense, concise; it’s a book that is the epitome of a race to the finish, only you have no idea how exactly things are going to end, as you hang on the edge of your seat, nerves frayed.
Thomas Parker’s world has turned upside down (after the events of The Singularity Witness) but all he really cares about is FBI Special Agent Kate Morgan whom he thinks is his girlfriend. Having recently spent a very memorable and out-of-this-world vacation together, he just wants to be with her, but once they returned to their lives it was like she ceased to exist. No matter what he does to get in touch with her, he receives no response. But Parker has bigger problems right now with intruders invading his home looking for his research. The Singularity Transfer explodes with a nail-bitingly intense home invasion that ends in a great cliffhanger.
Things go from bad to worse for Parker as he is kidnapped, then thinks himself rescued, only to find it more a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire, as he is given an ultimatum to agree and help using his revolutionary research because of what he did, or disappear from the world and become a pawn for the US government where he’ll probably never see the light of day again if they so decide. Fortunately, he does have Morgan back in his life and learns she had her reasons for shutting him out, and it’s going to take their working together to get through this, as clandestine groups from around the world are involved, and it goes as high as the vice president of the United States.
Dan Grant definitely knows what it takes to write a “thriller”: the chapters are nice and short; the plot complex, featuring numerous subplot tendrils; the characters are engaging and interesting; and the reader never knows where the story is going to go next, keeping them guessing. At times it seems like Grant might be playing with the reader a little, after an especially intense scene, there’s a breather with the end of the chapter, and then with the start of the next one it’s like he’s saying: “You ready for this?”
It is not required to have read the previous book to enjoy The Singularity Transfer, for Grant does a great job of cluing the reader in on what they’ve missed and how it relates to what’s going on, the story becomes so interesting that the reader ends up wanting to read the first book anyway. For fans of the thriller genre, this one is a pure delight.
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|Page Count||544 pages|
|Publisher||MindScape Press, Inc.|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|