The Singularity Witness
Dan Grant’s thrilling The Singularity Witness examines a myriad of hot-button topics in a break-neck science-fiction adventure.
A secret lab nears completion on a neurological singularity—a technology that maps human consciousness. The disposal of one of the test subjects kick starts the story. FBI agent Kate Morgan investigates the kidnapping of a U.S. senator but finds herself swept up in a conspiracy revolving around the neurological singularity project. She joins forces with Thomas Parker, a neurologist and professor. The two find themselves on shifting grounds as its never clear who to trust. The only way to solve the case might be to allow the project to reach completion—an outcome with surprising ramifications for humanity.
Grant confidently lays out scenes with an expert hand. Complicated jargon and concepts are explained either in context or in snappy exposition. Nothing slows down the fast pacing as the story dips and weaves between the various characters. Rapid-fire chapters and scene transitions capture attention and keep the story plowing forward. Characters are fantastically realized. When characters make mistakes, they feel not only believable but add to their motivations perfectly. None feel like cardboard clichés and benefit from unique characteristics. Kate Morgan stands out as she begins the story relatively naïve but adapts and charges forward in an engaging manner. Dialogue shines with witty banter and distinct voices. There’s a strong balance between narrative and character exposition that keeps the story feeling fresh and dynamic. The lack of strange accents or unusual vocal tics allows the reader to imagine each character’s voice.
The plot is fascinating and blends science and science-fiction to scary effect. The science elements, such as the technology that maps and predicts neuron connections, feels well-established and plausible. Again, enough context and explanation are provided to lend an air of credibility without straining belief or hampering the story’s forward momentum.
The Singularity Witness kickstarts an explosive new series with a techno-thriller adventure filled with political intrigue, terrifying science, and incredible technology.
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|Page Count||440 pages|
|Publisher||MindScape Press, Inc.|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|