Friday, October 17, 2014

Blog Tour/Review: Drone Games by Joel Narlock

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Drone Games, by Joel Narlock
2014, 304p, Suspense
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

It’s domestic terrorism as you’ve never seen it before. An al-Qaeda cell uses cutting-edge drone technology to circumvent post-9/11 airport security measures. Within eight hours, two planes crash. The President faces an unthinkable decision: ground all planes—and the economy—or keep flying and risk more deaths. Based on real-life technology, Drone Games is a fascinating fictional account of terrorism’s future.

I enjoy reading these types of books. Drones are explained and the scenario given feels realistic. There was a lot of information given in the beginning of this novel which was interesting but it took me a while to get invested in the story. Once it took off, though, it was difficult for me to put this book down. 

This is a book with terrorists, people from the NTSB, the DHS, a reporter and a professor from Georgia Tech who created the Entomopter drone to help with space exploration.We learn about each of them at first and then their lives start to intersect. It speeds up as the attacks start and there are multiple people working hard to figure out what is going on and stop it. 

It was interesting to read what the terrorists were thinking and how they accomplished what they set out to do. I liked how it shifted back and forth so I felt like I knew what was happening with all of the characters. This book was hard for me to read at times, though, because I don't want to even imagine that some of these things could really happen. There are some good twists and turns as the story progresses and the ending sets up a sequel, which I hope is coming! 

About the author:

Joel Narlock was born in La Crosse, WI and grew up hunting, fishing and raising a beautiful family. He’s experienced in corporate finance and small business management. He plays guitar and has performed in various local venues. He wrote his first novel about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 2003. He and his wife, Terri have two wonderful adult children and two wonderful grandchildren. He lives in Key West and took first place in Key West’s 2013 Mystery Fest Short Story Contest. He and his wife are active members of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club. He enjoys an annual Canadian fishing trip with family and friends.


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