{Bookish Review} The Infinet by John Akers

The Infinet
By: John Akers
Published on: October 12, 2017
Genres: Sci-Fi
Source: Review copy from Goodreads Group

Imagine, a few short years from now…

...a quantum computer more powerful than all other computers ever created...combined

...a madman seeking to destroy civilization with a computer virus targeting the Internet of Things

...a brilliant but reclusive geneticist determined to solve one of the great mysteries of all time

...and Oreste Pax, inventor of the augmented/virtual reality glasses used all over the world

Pax is now the head of Omnitech, the biggest company in the world. But despite all his success, he is facing a shareholder revolt and could soon lose his job as CEO of the company he founded. His only hope lies with a new project he hopes will transform human cognition and convince his doubters he is still the visionary to lead the company into the future.

However, a massive computer virus that attacks the fragile bonds holding human society together has been launched, and Pax is abruptly torn away from his concerns for his company. Soon he will have to make a decision, one that will affect the future of the human race. The choice of what to do is his, and his alone.

A clever, compelling vision of the future, The Infinet is a speculative fiction thriller that can’t be missed!

I'm normally not a fan of techology driven novels, given that I find myself confused by all the "techno-babble" these authors tend to indulge in. I'm glad to say that The Infinet manage to avoid this particular pithole. You will see techology jargon, but rather than being confused, John Akers simplify it so readers easily visualise (and wish for) all the inventions that he created in the book.

The plot is superb, creating tension and ramping it up especially in the middle of the story. I find myself unable to put it down as i wanted to discover what happens next.

However I feel the ending was a bit rushed and lacked a punch. It felt that the MC blindly stumbled about and was miraculously rewarded for doing nothing.

Having said that, I'm looking forward to the next book and see what's next for our MC.

I received a copy through Goodreads via Shut Up & Read.

Reviewed by Bookish Husband who loves Scifi.