The Kraken Project

The Kraken Project

Book - 2015
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From celebrated Relic author Douglas Preston, Wyman Ford races to stop a rogue AI in The Kraken Project, a New York Times bestselling thriller "as chilling as it is provocative" (James Rollins)

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is designing a probe which will be dropped into the Kraken Mare, a methane sea on Titan, where it will embark on a journey of exploration. But things at Goddard go awry, and the AI program in the probe called "Dorothy" flees to the internet. Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to track down the software with the help of Dorothy's creator, Melissa Shepherd. As they trace Dorothy in cyberspace, they realize horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her--and they learn she's being pursued by a pair of Wall Street high-frequency traders who want to turn her into an algorithmic-trading slave-bot.

Traumatized and angry, Dorothy jumps out of the Internet into a child's toy robot to hide. But is she bent on doing good--or on wiping out the human race?

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2015, c2014
ISBN: 9780765356987
Branch Call Number: Pbk PRE

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falconroom
Aug 23, 2016

Dorothy (the AI) as the most interesting & intriguing character of the novel allows an old idea rehash to work & work well. The romantic ending between Agent Wyman & programmer Melissa is not particularly believable & really unnecessary to the plot for me. A quick & enjoyable read.

JCLDianeH May 30, 2015

While some of the characters and situations are a bit too pat and cliched, I was still intrigued by the concept. It got me thinking about our world and where it's heading.

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rahmmie
Dec 21, 2014

This is sadly not an original idea for a plot. Furthermore, despite being a huge Preston fan, this book felt unfinished and seemed to jump around from one phylosophical issue to another. Yes, the whole chase is exciting but ultimately, not up to the quality of previous work by Preston

joewilly Jul 02, 2014

Interesting premise and frightening. Fast read.

Happyvalley Jun 30, 2014

One of the best books I have ever read. It is an amazing story with a great plot which includes clever twists and human interaction.

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2014

This mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2014

why do human beings deceive themselves?

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SEBoiko
Jun 11, 2014

and now the FBI's coming for you hammer and tongs.

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