Review: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Get Back On the Net
John B. Bowers
Dan Needles writes with an authority that can only come from someone close to current events; his knowledge of government agencies and projects lends a credibility to the story that few novelists can achieve. If Tom Clancy had been a science fiction writer, Terminal Connection could as easily have been written by him. It’s that good.
Review: Astoundingly brilliant
Wow. Just wow. Dan Needles’ book, ‘Terminal Connection,’ just blew my mind away. I have been looking for that kind of reading experience I used to enjoy with Michael Crichton’s … and for a long time I couldn’t find anyone who could hold a candle to Crichton’s name. That is, until I found Dan Needles.
‘Terminal Connection’ is one of those rare suspense thrillers that deeply move you—author Needles’ writing throbs with an undercurrent of deep emotion that propels his characters, making them pulse with humanity and as believable as the guy sitting next to you.
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, CEO Austin Wheeler decides lawsuits are cheaper than a recall.
On Tianya Haijiao, China’s southernmost beaches of Hainan Island, a killer waits for all who pass into virtual reality.
Exploiting a defect that triggers fatal seizures, a hacker introduces a deadly virus—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.
Publication date: 27/02/2015