Source: I received a copy to help facilitate my review. What follows is my honest review.
LA Private Investigator Chalk is hired to find three adult sons a Hollywood mogul fathered through a sperm bank many years before. United, the three half brothers discover they share a desire to be warriors. They plan a heist to prove they are worthy of enlisting with a paramilitary leader who has taken both a name and a mad inspiration from Kubrick’s dark satire Dr. Strangelove. General Ripper’s forces begin by robbing pharmaceutical warehouses and then mailing the stolen prescription drugs to America’s veterans. They escalate to kidnapping video game designers and broadcasting their deaths. The ensuing chaos builds toward a culminating drone attack that will forever prove Ripper's warning that graphics have made warriors terrorists.
My Thoughts:There were several things I found intriguing throughout this book. First of all is the fact that Chalk had tattoos of book covers on his body and went about explaining their meanings. The second thing was that at times, with all of the technology and how much he used it to help himself or just to know what was going on, made me feel like I was reading an episode of A Person of Interest. I didn’t always understand all of the technology. The reader is given the feel of a detective along the lines of Mike Hammer using modern or futuristic technology to make this an interesting read. There are many people I am sure that have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was enjoyable but not my cup of tea. I am sure that the author definitely will have a following. As I said the book , and its story line were well written just not a genre I enjoyed as much as others I have read. I will recommend it to those I know enjoy this type of novel.