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Radio Freefall
Type: Science FictionAuthor: Matthew_Jarpe

Rating: 4.00Reviews: 1

User: tgoyette Radio Freefall by Matthew Jarpe takes place in the near future 2032 with one large corporate owned space station, a colony on the moon, Artificial Intelligence programs with rights and an Internet that is even more pervasive than it is now. There are many different story lines running through the tome. There are forces unifying all the nations of earth into one central government opposed by Nationalists. Rock bands attempt to survive long enough to make it big and have to strive harder to survive the success. Mix into this the mob and large corporations with there own agendas and a pervasive AI virus that enables the upper level of the internet to work and you get the background for this entertaining story. Three main characters populate this work. Walter Cheeseman the uber Bill Gates who is manipulating those in power to give him the authority to run everything. Quin Taber the real computer genius who is bound and determined to bring Cheeseman down for his own selfish reason. And finally Aqualung, a fifty-something rocker who is wanted by everyone for reasons beyond his control. Book publishers ask for character driven stories, and in Radio Freefall they get it. Everything in this work is driven by the character’s personalities. My favorite Author is Mercedes Lackey. None of her books that I’ve read are the out of the world phenomenal, but she never fails to put together an entertaining read that is satisfying. This book falls into this category. The characters are very interesting; the dialog crisp and believable, the plot has a number of good twists. There are a few slow spots where the exposition drags on, but they are few and far between. I get the feeling that Matthew Jarpe played in a band at some point in his life, or he did his research putting this tale together. If you’re looking for a good read, this book will not disappoint you.

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