Saturday, October 22, 2011

Blog Tour - The Collective by Maxwell Cynn - New Review

Imagine... You have a virus on your computer. It's tracking everything you do and sending that information to the Collective. It can't be detected by any virus scan or blocked by any firewall. If you have a microphone, they are listening. If you have a webcam, they are watching you. But they aren't just watching. Flashes of light from your monitor are communicating with your subconscious. You are being brainwashed.

Dr. John Peterson discovers the virus and embarks on a mind altering search for the origins of the infection driving his patients mad. He discovers the Collective, and they discover him. A battle rages between the Nemesis virus and the ArchAngel network with the fate of mankind in the balance. Will man succumb to Nemesis and become drones of the Collective or rise as billions of individual archangels to light the world with freedom? One man, one woman, and a network of hackers hold the key.

This novel has it all!   Intrigue, suspense, romance and science fiction!  Maxwell Cynn takes advantage of something we use every day - computers and the web- and turned it into a bone-chilling tale of government secrets and the lengths they will go to in order to protect them.  The idea that this could really happen is what makes the story so mind-blowing! 

Dr John Peterson is a wonderful character, an every day, not so tech-savvy guy who realizes something is going on with a patient and it could be connected to the Internet.  What he discovers is so shocking that he is willing to risk everything to stop it.  Joined by an intrepid band of secretive hackers, Dr. Peterson races to stop the Collective before it's too late for us all.

This story really makes you wonder about what type of controls are lurking out their on the web.  With privacy concerns at an all time high, Maxwell came with this story at the right time.  It's a very realistic tale of "what if?" and the twists and turns it provides guarantee non-stop reading and complete enjoyment.  It'll also make you wonder what's really going on behind your computer screen...

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