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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Review of M. O. D. by J C Allen

M.O.D.M.O.D. by J.C. Allen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of M.O.D by J.C.Allen

This thriller is my type of book so I was really looking forward to reading it, and I wasn’t disappointed. The basic premise is a super computer hacker, Eric, uses his skills to attempt a revolution against the U.S. Government who he believes is corrupt, doesn’t do the peoples wishes and generally carries on like most other elected governments. Does that sound like anybody we know? As a Brit I can identify with that concept totally, our democracy is in fact a five year dictatorship. Leading up to the elections the political parties promise the earth and fail to deliver on most things. A party’s manifesto should be a legally binding agreement with the electorate not some airy fairy wish list that the party uses to get our votes and then forgets every word. Back to M.O.D.

Pitted against M.O.D is the F.B.I in the form of Sheelia a sassy no nonsense special agent and her partner Scott, characterisation that is a bit predictable perhaps but necessary and totally believable for the story to flow. Every time the F.B.I think they have cornered M.O.D in the form of Eric they find they have been outwitted until finally Scott given the opportunity, decides to go undercover to infiltrate the ‘terrorist’ organisation. What he finds astounds him and you are quickly left to wonder has he been turned or is he just playing along for the sake of the case. What Eric and his organisation M.O.D has achieved in the wild mountains of Wyoming does push the reader’s credibility to the limit, but that is a writers job, to push the boundaries, and I don’t know the area so aren’t aware if what he has done is possible.

This is a very good story and in light of what is happening around the world, The Arab Spring and even the Wall Street demonstrations, it is very much a story of our times, bang up to date and as bright as a new pin. You will enjoy the story telling and the author’s view of a brave new world and without giving anything away I can tell you that the good guys won, but who are the good guys?

My rating 5 out of 5.

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