Reviewer Mary Lignor: Mary is a retired librarian, originally from Connecticut but now living in New Mexico. All her life Mary has loved books and has passed this love on to her daughters. Mary started working in a library when her children were young as an Assistant Librarian and ended up as its Director. Her favorite books are suspense, political intrigue and anything involving the World War II era.
Author: James Doulgeris and V. Michael Santoro
This book is a wonderful read, full of
information, excitement and so real that it is hard to separate the
fact from the fiction. It has mystery, suspense, good guys and
girls, bad guys, disasters and romance. Who could ask for
Dyodyne Labs is a research facility in New Jersey with main offices in New York City. They have been working on a new technology that would secretly track people with amazing accuracy. It is a computer system that is so minuscule that it is invisible to the naked eye. The system with the code name DaNA is transmitted into a person's blood stream as a very mild virus that passes the virus on to all who come in contact with the host. The Federal Government realizes that this system is the ideal way to keep track of a criminal's known accomplices and bring down a local drug lord. But, when a terrorist attack obliterates most of New York City and surrounding burroughs and into New Jersey, the Department of Homeland Security jumps on the band wagon and orders the Lab scientists to use the untested (remember that word) system to find the persons responsible for the attack.
What they find is mind-boggling. It seems that there are six nuclear bombs hidden in six US cities and they are being controlled by a group that is part of a much larger worldly scheme. As the scientists race to track down the terrorists, they find that there may be another menace. The original system is altering itself and may become impossible to hold in check.
The Dyodyne Experiment had me from the first chapter. My thanks to the authors for making the scientific information easy to understand instead of using charts and graphs that a poor librarian like me couldn't fathom. It is said that all of us that were around at the time can remember exactly where we were when John F. Kennedy was shot and more recently when planes aimed at the Twin Towers. But, suppose there is something much more horrendous out there waiting for us. It reminded me a little of Michael Crichton's Jurrasic Park. It was supposed to be a theme park for all to enjoy but in mid-story it was discovered that the dinosaurs could breed. They weren't supposed to be able to do that because certain male DNA was left out of these humungous clones. But, frog DNA was used and apparently frogs have both male and female DNA. Sometimes it's not so good to fool with Mother Nature. But, all that aside. I really enjoyed reading the Dyodyne Experiment and am hoping that Mr. Doulgeris and Mr. Santoro will get busy on their next book.