Title: Lost Frequency
Author: Barry Swanson
The secret to complete human understanding and world peace may be as close as the ocean….
It’s a technology with infinite possibilities. DJ Parker, billionaire developer of a proprietary artificial intelligence program, is on the cusp of cracking the miracle code that can usher in a new age of human progress. Amazingly, the technology is ancient, held by a group of beings that have been around for 50 million years: cetacea – species of aquatic mammals including killer whales. But Parker quickly learns he has dangerous enemies including a Russian conglomerate tied to the Kremlin which is seeking the research for its own nefarious purposes – and which will stop at nothing to get it. With DJ’s life in danger and the forces of evil seemingly everywhere, the fate of humankind is up for grabs.
A philosophical thriller, Lost Frequency confronts animal rights, human nature, artificial intelligence, and the perils of technology turned loose.
This is my first taste of a philosophical thriller, and I have to say it was very tastefully done. The focus on orca whales and the clash of their intelligence with human intelligence made for a unique read. While I hadn’t imagined there would be, there is plenty of action and mystery within the pages of this book.
Definitely worth it if you’re looking for something different and thought-provoking.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.