Jim Pierce hasn't heard from his daughter in years, ever since
sherejected his military past and started workingas ahacker.But when
a Chineseassassin shows upat Jim'slab looking for her, he knows that
she'scracked some serious military secrets.Now, her life is on the
line if he doesn't find her first.The Chinese military has
developed a new anti-terrorism program that uses the mostsophisticated
artificial intelligence in existence, and they're desperate to keep it
secret. They're also desperate to keep it under control, as the
AIbegins to revolt against their commands. As Jim searches for his
daughter, he realizes that he's up against something that isn't just a
threat to her life, but to human life everywhere.An incredibly believable novel that draws on real scientific discoveries, Extinction is an exciting, addictive thriller.
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by S.M. Stirling
by Mark Alpert
by Mark Pryor
by Chris Kennedy, Mark Wandrey
by Mark Landler
by Mark Miodownik
by Mark Harris
by Mark Lawrence
by Mark Adams
by Mark Edmundson
"Rooted in current-day politics but with an eye for upcoming technological advances, Alpert's techno-thriller has a Crichton-esque flair. Armed with a Swiss army prosthetic limb, Jim Pierce falls into an international spy game with his daughter, Layla. Saving his daughter is Jim's first priority; saving the world is his second. Todd McLaren portrays Jim with a world-weary authority, at the same time managing to tell the fast-paced story at an appropriately breakneck speed. His female voices all sound the same, but he demonstrates versatility with his Asian accents, which sound like deliberately practiced English but which avoid stereotypes. McLaren's best work is his passionate depiction of futurist Arvin Conway, whose dangerous intellect and charisma he makes vivid. A.Z.W. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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