Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Cassandra Virus - K.V. Johansen


It's summer vacation and Jordan O'Blenis is extremely bored. His parents are in Belize on an archaeological dig. Jordan's older sister is finishing her engineering thesis at the local college. This leaves plenty of time for Jordan and his best friend Helen to get into trouble. Jordan is a computer genius and decides to create a virtual super computer that acts like a virus. When the wrong people find out about the program they'll do anything to get their hands on it. Jordan and Helen are faced with some ethical dilemmas when the Cassandra Virus begins reading e-mails and other personal documents. Things really get crazy when Jordan realizes that his super computer is developing it's own personality and starts acting independently. While not the most well-written novel, this book has some funny moments as well as lots of action. Most sci-fi fans will enjoy the quick read of this slightly futuristic beginning to a series (The Drone War is the second part).

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