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The Doomsday Equation    by Matt Richtel order for
Doomsday Equation
by Matt Richtel
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William Morrow, 2015 (2015)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

His passion is computers and Jeremy Stillwater is very good at programming and creating cutting edge algorithms that will change the world of technology and the capabilities of these tools.

Unfortunately, Jeremy's people skills don't come close to his remarkable, inventive abilities and he's alienated everyone from his girlfriend to the venture capitalists in Silicon Valley whose money he needs, and the military establishment who can benefit from his ideas.

The computer genius has developed a remarkable machine that can both predict global conflicts and ultimately head them off before disaster strikes. While some have tried to discredit him, others claim that Jeremy is impossible to work with. He doesn't seem to be going anywhere when the unthinkable happens. His wonderful machine warns that a major nuclear conflict is about to happen.

Will anyone take Jeremy seriously when he tries to share the information he has and the fact that Armageddon is just days away? With the clock ticking and his own life on the line, the irascible computer geek will have to rely on his own ingenuity to ward off an unthinkable disaster.

This brash, techno-thriller raises some interesting questions about the role of computer technology in our lives and the nightmarish scenario presented here isn't as far-fetched as it might appear to be at first. This novel promises to be one of the more entertaining thrillers of the year and provide a satisfying reading experience for scores of adventure fans.

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