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Score: 9.0/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 179 - Covert-One : The Paris Option
Written by Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds

Covert-One : The Paris Option
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February 2003

Covert-One : The Paris Option product reviews

The third novel in the hugely successful COVERT-ONE series.

A terrible explosion destroys the Pasteur Institute in Paris, leaving cyber-wizard Marty Zellerbach in a coma, and one of the world's top computer scientists - Emile Chambord - missing. Although a terrorist group takes credit for the bombing, American and British officials wonder whether there might be even more sinister forces at work.

When Lt. Col Jon Smith learns his old friend Marty is seriously injured, he plans to leave for Paris immediately. But then Nathan Klein, the shadowy chief of Covert-One, shows up with an assignment - find Dr. Chambord who, it transpires, has built the world's first working molecular computer. The implications if it falls into the wrong hands are terrifying...

From Paris to London, Brussels to Algiers, Smith searches for CHambord, uncovering a web of deception on the brink of reshaping Europe and destroying the United States.

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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 21st of March, 2004

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This Review: 9.0/10
Value for Money:
Score 8 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 9 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 9 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10

A computer is basically an electron-routing system, shoving electrical impulses around in pretty patterns, converting questions to answers, possibilities to realities. But they are limited by their inability to do more than one thing at a time.

Living cells do much the same, but utilise slower chemical systems instead of high-speed electrons. But because of that, they have the ability to process the same problems from different angles at the same time, called parallel processing.

Now imagine typing a problem into a keyboard, and receiving the answer almost instantly... because the computational engine was a mass of chemicals in a helix matrix... an organic DNA computer. With the power to break any code, crack any system, search through billions of pieces of informationfrom databases all over the world, all at the same time. This would be the vision of Sci-Fi - an artificial brain without a conscience, without a soul or sense of self.

Now imagine it gets used by the 'wrong' people in a plot to shift the entire balance of global power away from 'the big boys' and place it firmly, and permanently, in the hands of the European Nations. Would you be willing to live in a world that had such struggles going on? Who says you're not already?

Gives you something to think about really.

This story is full of politics, intrigue, underhanded power-brokering, explosive actions, fem fatales, mad scientists, terrorists, cyber-gods and secret agents. A powerful and explosive look at what we are driving towards with our desire for more computing power.

If you like spy novels, you'll love this. If you like cyber-thrillers, you'll love this too. James Bond meets William Gibson in this view of what's just around the corner...

Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.

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