Monday, November 24, 2014

The Kraken Project

Douglas Preston has once again wrote another thriller, The Kraken Project, that hopes to keep you spellbound as it did myself. This is the first time ever reading anything by Preston, so when I read the review for this novel I thought how can a computer bot run away from its computer programmer? It seems a little far-fetched but it did pique my interest into reading it. 

NASA is building a space probe that would explore the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on the Saturn's great moon. Melissa Shepherd, a computer programmer for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has created a self-modifying Artificial Intelligence (AI) software named "Dorothy" that would be used in this space exploration exhibition. During the ongoing research and development, catastrophe hits and Dorothy escapes into the horrific wasteland of the Internet. Retired CIA agent Wyman Ford and Shepherd have to find this rogue software before a pair of Wall Street traders who want to capture her code and turn her into a high speed bot. As the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a deserted house on the coast of Northern California, can Ford rescue Dorothy before she annihilates mankind?

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