Kill Decision

Kill Decision

by Daniel Suarez
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Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez

A scientist and a soldier must join forces when combat drones zero in on targets on American soil in this gripping technological thriller from New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez.

Linda McKinney studies the social behavior of insects—which leaves her entirely unprepared for the day her research is conscripted to help run an unmanned and automated drone army.

Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into a faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets without human intervention.

Together, McKinney and Odin must slow this advance long enough for the world to recognize its destructive power. But as enigmatic forces press the advantage, and death rains down from above, it may already be too late to save mankind from destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525952619
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 07/19/2012
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.29(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel Suarez is the author of the New York Times bestseller Daemon, Freedom™, Kill Decision, and Influx. A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, his high-tech and sci-fi thrillers focus on the impact of technology-driven change. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Freedom™ crackles with electrifying action scenes and bristles with intriguing ideas about a frightening, near-future world…. Daemon and Freedom™ combined form the cyberthriller against which all others will be measured.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Kill Decision 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this is a solid techno thriller its not nearly in the same class as Suarez prior books. The topic of the book is up to date and certainly its a scary enough premise to carry a book. Unfortunately I expected much better from the author considering that Daemon is one of my all-time favorite books. However if I hadn't had such high expectations I am sure I would have enjoyed the book even more and based on this I still give the book a 4 out of 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So i didn't hate reading this book, but I wouldn't recommend it. The characters are flat and unimaginative. While I loved and recommend Noth daemon and freedom, this is just nothing like as good.
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rwjr1944 More than 1 year ago
Disappointing considering the high quality of his prior books. Seems to be a script for one of today's B action movies.
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Good concept but not as well written as his prior books.
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BryHigh More than 1 year ago
Kill Decision is an interesting read. I am a technical person, so a number of the technologies mentioned I am aware of. This makes this book a bit eerie, because, in a way it could happen. This isn't your pump-up book, but you'll be hooked and the story is engaging and because of the realistic technology will keep you thinking long after the story ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting pats on unmanned drones gone bad, but no real character development of the 100 plus characters that periodically appear. And the trained ravens get a bit tiresome as well as unbelievable. Not a first class read.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
This book was a real slog for me. Military acronyms alone do not make it hard to read, but along with the science education going on, added to multiple characters being introduced at a rapid clip, this novel's plot wobbles through with all of the personality of a computer chip. My suggestion? Kill the novel, leave the drones. (really kidding there!)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a gripping techno thriller! Daniel Suarez is a brilliant author combing the what-if with the now! Must read! Also read Daemon and Freedom(tm)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Daniel knocks it out if the park again! This is a 5 star thiller that is fast paced and relavant. I just read on flipboard that Germany is publicly advocatiing the use of autonomous drones for its defense. In my opinion, yes you can call me a fan boy, I think the other two reviews that gave him 4 out of 5 stars where comparing this to his first book not against other authors. It is a 5 out of 5 and there are no other authors out there writting in his genre, I know because I have been scouring the net looking for them to hold me over until Daniels next book came out. While Dean Koontz and Robin Cook are two of my favorites, I've read all of their books, Daniel Suarez has taken there place as my favorite author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed the Daemon books, you'll like this book too. Although it's not as captivating, Kill Decision has a focussed plot and exciting scenes. There are enough interesting ideas and technologies to stimulate your imagination, but the author definitely could have spent more time elaborating those ideas and less time describing action sequences. Overall it's totally worth the time and money.
groberts1980 More than 1 year ago
Not nearly as good as his other works. His first two books and his latest book read like Michael Crichton on steroids. I love them. This (his third book) is more like a Tom Clancy techno novel. Very much a military thriller with a techno angle to it. Compared to his other books this was very disappointing and boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Techno Geek Speak: "It's an iterative computation method designed to improve a candidate solution.It's a form of genetic or evolutionary programming. For example, here's a basic ant algorithm for detecting the dges of pheremone trails."