With two high tech start-ups going gangbusters, former cyber warrior Hank Rangar has finally “made” it. His lab, “Made By Man,” has revolutionized cardiac procedures, potentially saving millions of lives and billions of dollars. But, the most important person in his life is very sick and his technology is suddenly stolen. Hank discovers two things: This lifesaving procedure may be the only way to save his sister AND Big Washington will stop at nothing to bury it.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
First of all let me say WOW! I feel like I just watched a movie in my head.
I have to admit the first half of the book was a little slow, but I understand the need for character development, and once all of the twists and turns and confrontations started to happen it was difficult to put down.
It dives into a world of business owners, inventors, patents, and government bureaucracies that is full of corruption, betrayal, and death. All the things a good techno-thriller needs.
Hank is a strong-minded, stay on track, stubborn kind of man, but he also has moments where you cross your fingers and hope things go his way because he just plain deserves it. He is surrounded by a strong support system including his family, a sister, brother-n-law, niece, and nephew, and his colleagues, Will, Warren, and Dr. Cody. Together they make you laugh, cry, and occasionally cringe.
All of the characters are well developed. Some you love, some you are born to hate, and some you feel sorry for. There’s definitely no lack of emotional response to experience.
Most books I read the ending is usually obvious…not this one. I do not want to give anything away, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the ending. I’m looking forward to reading Trails of Injustice; scheduled to come out in 2014.
I would recommend this to anyone interested in a good techno-thriller.
My Confession: I had to make a cheat sheet to remember everyone’s names and which group of people they were part of so when I had to put it down I would remember who everyone was when I would see their name reappear.
Overall, I give this 5 stars!
You can find Pendulum of Justice by D K Halling on Amazon.