Kill Decision

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Daniel Suarez

Narrated By: Jeff Gurner

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: July 2012

Duration: 13 hours 9 minutes

Summary:

The shocking techno-thriller that cements Daniel Suarez's status as the heir to Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy a terrifying, breathtaking, and all-too-plausible vision of the world's near future. Unmanned weaponized drones already exist they're widely used by America in our war efforts in the Middle East. In Kill Decision, bestselling author Daniel Suarez takes that fact and the real science behind it one step further, with frightening results. Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned and thanks to her research, automated drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets without human intervention. Together, McKinney and Odin must slow this advance long enough for the world to recognize its destructive power, because for thousands of years the kill decision during battle has remained in the hands of humans and off-loading that responsibility to machines will bring unintended, possibly irreversible, consequences. But as forces even McKinney and Odin don't understand begin to gather, and death rains down from above, it may already be too late to save humankind from destruction at the hands of our own technology.

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  • Mike Pinter

    Well paced and exciting thriller for Daniel Suarez fans. Decent character development and the tech is approachable and grounded in reality. There are a couple of points where the number of collective coincidences test the boundaries of credibility, but the story moves past them before you have too much time to think about them.

  • Mike Coppen-Gardner

    At first I wasn't sure but very soon found this book riveting and well worth the listen. If you like action and up to the minute tech this is for you. Good narration too!

  • David Doren

    I have listened to many of Daniel Suarez's books and they are very good.