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What can happen if the newest, most powerful computer falls into the hands of terrorists? Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds give us a thrilling read while explaining just how exceptional this computer is. I really hope no one ever finds a way to develop a DNA computer. This is a novel in the Covert-One series featuring Dr Jon Smith, Randy Russell and Peter Howell. Russell is a CIA agent and Howell a retired SAS officer who frequently gets recalled to work for the British Secret Service. Smith's agency, Covert-One, is so secret the agents don't know each other and their boss, Nathanial Klien is answerable only to the President. When a French laboratory is blown up it is believed the DNA computer is destroyed along with its creator, Professor Emile Chambord. It soon becomes evident that the computer is in the hands of a very dangerous organisation when the communications systems of the United States becomes comprised. Smith, Russell and Howell meet up when their different sources lead them to the leader of a terrorist organisation know as The Black Shield.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   stopping a saboteur/spy    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists Search for technology?    -   computers

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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