Extinction: A Thriller

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Macmillan, Feb 12, 2013 - Fiction - 373 pages
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A malevolent, artificial life form created by military scientists threatens to destroy humanity in this smart, Crichtonesque thriller Jim Pierce hasn't heard from his daughter in years, ever since she rejected his military past and started working as a hacker. But when a Chinese assassin shows up at Jim's lab looking for her, he knows that she's cracked some serious military secrets. Now, her life is on the line if he doesn't find her first. The Chinese military has developed a new anti-terrorism program that uses the most sophisticated artificial intelligence in existence, and they're desperate to keep it secret. They're also desperate to keep it under control, as the AI begins to revolt against their commands. As Jim searches for his daughter, he realizes that he's up against something that isn't just a threat to her life, but to human life everywhere.

An incredibly believable thriller that draws on real scientific discoveries, Mark Alpert's Extinction is an exciting, addictive thriller that reads as if Tom Clancy had written Robopocalypse.
  

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User Review  - Psykeactiv1 - Goodreads

very UNrealistic.. but the imagery is submersive.. so I give it an A+ for literary aesthetics, but a D- for originality.. this book fails at any uniqueness whatsoever.. Read full review

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

The idea of Singularity, and that AI could obtain consciousness, is an tried and true story. Alpert seeks to connect with political realities between the Chinese and Americans, as well as social ... Read full review

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MARK ALPERT is the author of the international bestseller Final Theory  and its sequel, The Omega Theory, as well as the novel The Furies. He is a contributing editor at Scientific American and his work has also appeared in Fortune , Popular Mechanics,  and Playboy. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.

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