Summer Frost

Riley, a video game developer in the not-too-distant future, discovers that a non-playable character (NPC) in her game has gone rogue.  The character, dubbed Max, has developed its own intelligence.  Fascinated by this development, Riley becomes obsessed with nurturing and advancing Max to its ultimate potential. Blake Crouch has already released what will probably be…

Recursion

Where do I even begin with this one? If you could place your current consciousness back into your younger self, what would you change?  Would you ask out that girl?  Save a loved one from tragedy?  Would you pull a Biff Tannen and amass a fortune betting on horse racing?  Blake Crouch’s Recursion is a…

Top 5 Reads in 2016

Dark Matter This book absolutely blew me away.  Given that people were rather secretive on the overall plot by throwing out testimonials like, “Just read this, you won’t regret it”, how could I pass it up?  Keeping in the tradition of the aforementioned praise, I will continue to refrain from spoiling the events in Crouch’s…

Dark Matter

After being abducted and drugged, Jason Dessen wakes up to find himself in an unfamiliar world with some familiar faces.. That’s about as much information as I’m comfortable telling any prospective reader as I don’t think you can really say a whole lot about the story without inadvertently spoiling something about it – or maybe…

Pines

US Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke has been dispatched to Wayward Pines, Idaho to investigate the recent disappearance of two fellow agents.  Just after crossing the city line, Ethan and his partner are t-boned by a transfer truck leaving Ethan rattled and his partner dead.  Missing his badge, wallet and gun, Ethan struggles to find…