Book Description: Clark Shealy is a bail bondsman with the ultimate bounty on the line: his wife’s life. He has forty-eight hours to find an Indian professor in possession of the Abacus Algorithm–an equation so powerful it could crack all Internet encryption. Four years later, law student Jamie Brock is working in legal aid when a routine case takes a vicious twist: she and two colleagues learn that their clients, members of the witness protection program, are accused of defrauding the government and have the encrypted algorithm in their possession. After a life-changing trip to the professor’s church in India, the couple also has the key to decode it. Now they’re on the run from federal agents and the Chinese mafia, who will do anything to get the algorithm. Caught in the middle, Jamie and her friends must protect their clients if they want to survive long enough to graduate.
My Review: Not having read any books by Randy Singer I wasn't sure what to expect. I can
only say, "WOW!", "INCREDIBLE!" How did he come up with THIS story? I know he tells
us at the very first of this read on the Author's Note page how he came up with this story but
REALLY this story is INCREIDBLE!
In researching Randy Singer I found out that this book, was originally published on June 28, 2007. Because of the many recent historical events and advances in technology, the author believed it was necessary to make substantial changes; therefore, is a Christian version of the best James Bond movie and John Grisham novel all rolled into one book. Since I didn't read the first book I don't know what changes were made in this 2011 copy.
I've been longing for a great not run.of.the.mill or mundane thriller/suspense book. So, to be honest when I received this book to review I thought the cover looked...well, boring! Was I ever wrong!
From the first page I was taken into a world of algorithms (a set of rules for solving a problem in a finite number of steps, as for finding the greatest common divisor). This whole story centers around a professor who has found the key to unlocking ALL encryptions in the computer world. This means whoever holds this algorithm holds the key to unlocking billions of dollars from peoples accounts all over the world-simply by logging into the internet. INCREDIBLE! (is this really made up?!?!).
As one continues on into the read we are introduced at a VERY fast pace to Clark Shealy (bail bondsman) and his lovely wife, Jessica. I like Clark because he has heart! He truly doesn't like hurting people but he also has a very strong desire for justice to be served.
Then enter the Xu...not a likable fellow.
Xu wants Professor Kumari who now is the only living soul who knows the algorithm. Jessica is captured by Xu's men and kept as the ransom until Clark delivers Kumari.
There is MUCH action, some torture, little romance and probably one of the BEST thrillers I have ever read!
Learning about India, the intricate world of the web, and how true justice is served are probably the top three things I gleaned from this read!
If you love a a thriller that leaves your heart pounding and an ending that just.can't.be.guessed then this the read for you! INCREDIBLE!
*This book was provided for review by The B & B Media Group, Inc.*
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*NOTE: ALL money from the sale of this book will go to the Dalit Freedom Network. When you read this book please be sure to read the last three pages 407-409.
About the Author:
Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed author and veteran trial attorney. He has penned nine legal thrillers, including his award-winning debut novel "Directed Verdict." In addition to his law practice and writing, Randy serves as a teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He calls it his "Jekyll and Hyde thing"--part lawyer, part pastor. He also teaches classes in advocacy and ethics at Regent Law School and serves on the school's Board of Visitors. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Virginia Beach. They have two grown children. Visit his Web site at www.randysinger.net