The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston

The Kraken Project

By Douglas Preston

  • Release Date: 2014-05-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 126 Ratings)

Description

From celebrated Relic author Douglas Preston, Wyman Ford races to stop a rogue AI in The Kraken Project, a New York Times bestselling thriller “as chilling as it is provocative" (James Rollins)

NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software. To this end, Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed "Dorothy," a powerful, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the internet.

Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to track down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd search for Dorothy, they realize that her horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her in ways they can barely imagine. And they're not the only ones looking for the wayward software: the AI is also being pursued by a pair of Wall Street traders, who want to capture her code and turn her into a high-speed trading bot. Traumatized, angry, and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy has an extraordinary revelation—and devises a plan. As the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a deserted house on the coast of Northern California, Ford must face the ultimate question: is rescuing Dorothy the right thing? Is the AI bent on saving the world… or on wiping out the cancer that is humankind?

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Reviews

  • Impact

    5
    By Lynmyo
    Fabulous read
  • Sometimes good, other times terrible. Saved by conclusion.

    3
    By A Harding
    I've read every book Preston has written, and they're usually pretty good. This book swerves around like a car driven by an intoxicated driver, it goes from silly to cartoonish, to riveting. I guess what counts is that it finally straightens out and makes its way home without causing any real damage. He had a lot of ideas that didn't really mesh in any coherent way, some downright forehead-slapping dumb phrases and conversations, and a antagonist straight out of bugs bunny. It's a half baked novel for sure, and I hope he does better in the future. The last few chapters saved my iPad from certain death, and even cheered me up. Douglas- don't drink and novel, it shows.
  • Something different

    5
    By kerham
    I'm so bored with the same type of plot lines. This book was something unexpected and clever. It started strong and never let up. Loved it!
  • The Kraken Project

    4
    By Toddiah
    Enjoyed this novel as I enjoyed all the other books he has written. Would have loved a bit more meat to the plot. But all in all worth reading.
  • Great book!!

    5
    By Cooltara
    Amazing Read!! Loved the thought process. Kept me on the edge of my seat till the last page.
  • The Kraken Project

    2
    By Boricuamericano
    Sounds like Eagle Eye, I Robot, etc, . AI fiction is way too fantatious. Give me a human to human story anyday.

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