Book Review: “Terminal Connection” By Dan Needles

December 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Dan Needles in his new book “terminal book coverTerminal Connection” published by Route 11 Publications takes us into the life of  Steve Donovan.

From the back cover:  In a setting reminiscent of THE MATRIX and in the man-verses-science spirit of JURASSIC PARK, the players in this techno thriller novel move between reality and virtuality, finding danger, death, and betrayal in both worlds.

What if a terrorist were a computer virus, its weapon a defect, and its target the U.S. military’? Welcome to the present, where the lines are blurred between terrorists and governments, virtual worlds and reality. In a war of information, everyone is on the frontline.

Steve Donovan, founder of NEXUS Corp, has developed a virtual technology that could help his daughter walk again. Riddled with guilt over the accident that crippled Brooke, Donovan buries himself in developing the Nexus. But when a young girl dies using the Nexus and a defect is discovered, NEXUS CEO Austin Wheeler decides lawsuits are cheaper than a recall. Exploiting the defect that triggers fatal seizures, a hacker introduces a deadly virus in the form of a virtual serial killer.

Torn between his conscious and his invention, and distracted by a sexy federal investigator and a bottle of scotch, Donovan chases the killer through uncharted virtual worlds, where nothing is as it seems. He discovers a conspiracy that threatens U. S. security and Brooke’s life. As two superpowers face off in global confrontation, Donovan realizes that in order to stop the killer, he must break the TERMINAL CONNECTION.

Michael Crichton would look at the advancements in technology and something would bother or frighten him and then he would write a book that bothered or frightened us. Worked out really well that way. Problem is Mr. Crichton died and there was really no one to take his place. That is until now. Here comes Dan Needles and he looked at Virtual Reality differently than any of us and realized the potential danger and came up with this humdinger of a techno thriller. The action starts on page one and not only keeps going it goes faster. There are bad guys that are really evil and only one man, Steve Donovan, who can stop them. However they want to stop him as well so the chase is on! I haven’t even begun to talk about the technology that Mr. Needles brings to our attention it does have its frightening aspects but it is presented in a manner that we can understand.  Dan Needles has truly given us a winner with “Terminal Connection”.  Get ready there are politics, escapes, liaisons, schemes and conniving that will make your head spin.  And the characters.  Mr. Needles has given us great characters who live and breathe on the pages and draw us into their lives so that we root for the good guys and do not want the bad guys to win.  “Terminal Connection” is great fun.  It is cutting edge technology, a thriller, adventure and a romance all rolled up in an extremely entertaining ball.

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from the author.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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