“Harry’s vision of an apocalyptic plague is as chilling as it is plausible. This masterful thriller will leave you terrified, enthralled, and desperate for the next entry in the series.” — Kira Peikoff, author of No Time to Die and Die Again Tomorrow
“Like Crichton and H.G. Wells, Harry writes stories that entertain roundly while they explore questions of scientific and social import.” —Publishers Weekly
Beginning Of The End
They call it Pandoravirus. It attacks the brain. Anyone infected may explode in uncontrollable rage. Blind to pain, empty of emotion, the infected hunt and are hunted. They attack without warning and without mercy. Their numbers spread unchecked. There is no known cure.
Emma Miller studies diseases for a living—until she catches the virus. Now she’s the one being studied by the U.S. government and by her twin sister, neuroscientist Isabel Miller. Rival factions debate whether to treat the infected like rabid animals to be put down, or victims deserving compassion. As Isabel fights for her sister's life, the infected are massing for an epic battle of survival. And it looks like Emma is leading the way . . . “Harry has a first-rate speculative mind, well grounded in current science. The ideas he puts forth are extremely engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A good storyteller . . . harrowing stuff!”—The New York Times Book Review
In a scenario terrifyingly close to today's headlines, Harry's debut novel opens with a North Korean invasion of South Korea that leads, through a series of tragic errors and decisions, to a Russian nuclear attack on military bases in the U.S.
Like techno-thriller master Tom Clancy, Harry offers a sprawling narrative that focuses on a small army of soldiers, politicians and their families, American and Russian.
Ground, air and submarine battles alternate with scenes of anarchy stateside as exhausted leaders are forced to make instant decisions that might snuff out humanity forever. With a masterful grasp of military strategy and geopolitics, Harry moves his characters through nightmares of blood and death; his intricately detailed scenes of nuclear devastation are particularly horrifying. Told through a series of rapid-fire climaxes, this novel, a political and military cautionary tale of considerable power and conviction, will keep readers riveted. Publishers Weekly
Here's the scenario: It is the immediate future. North Korea invades the South. Russia and China are at war. A right-wing general takes over Russia and uses nuclear weapons. China retaliates with its nuclear missiles. The general thinks they are American and launches 1,000 of his own against the United States. America retaliates. A weak President is impeached on the floor of the Senate, which is now located underground. There is a surprise ending, sort of.
It's harrowing stuff in Eric L. Harry's first novel, ARC LIGHT Learn all about how and why nuclear bombs work. Shudder at the devastation they cause. Follow a large cast through all kinds of adventures. Trace the political maneuvering of American and Russian diplomats. Wonder if the world will survive.
Mr. Harry is a good story teller, and he juggles his varied plot elements dexterously. We even get involved with some of the characters, especially the President, and that is rare in this type of book. The research is thorough, and there is a refreshing avoidance of cliche. One quibble, however. The author makes a common mistake. There is no such thing as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Mr. Harry is referring to the Chief Justice of the United States.
Harry's most recent thriller (after Protect and Defend) presents a powerful portrait of modern-day politics gone wild. U.S. Republican President Bill Baker is thrown a curveball when China puts its plan of world dominance into action. After invading Asian, European and finally Caribbean territory, it's obvious that four thousand miles of ocean is not enough to keep North America safe from China.
The siege begins, and Baker retaliates by declaring war on China. As if this staggering situation weren't enough, Harry juxtaposes this scenario with the personal implications raised by the presence of the president's patriotic teenage daughter, Stephie Roberts, in the U.S. Army.
Without indulging in techno-babble, Harry displays a remarkable grasp of infantry tactics and weapons, and his graphic descriptions of battles and sorties will entertain and intrigue.... the book will satisfy those looking for a thrilling escape into the world of disasters waiting to happen.
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A series of military and political disasters has swept the globe. The Russian government has fallen to anarchists. The Chinese have marched into Siberia and are poised to take the continent. And, in one final master stroke, the newly elected president of the U.S. is assassinated. Now it's up to an untested leader, Vice President Gordon Davis, to step forward and stop it. But with his nation divided, his allies paralyzed, and a small U.S.-U.N force the only thing standing between the Chinese and the rest of Asia, the battle and the war may already be lost.
“Harry has a first-rate speculative mind well grounded in current science.” “The ideas he puts forth, and his knowledge of computing, are extremely engaging.”
In his new techno-thriller, the author of Arc Light transports readers to an island in the near future where robots build robots and a virtual reality chamber includes an "exoskeleton" suit to allow you to feel simulated heat and cold, flowers and rocks. Harvard psychology professor Laura Aldrich is summoned to the estate of eccentric billionaire Joseph Gray. Her task is to diagnose possible mental illness in his supercomputer, which, like Gray's robots, has been constructed from neural networks and patiently taught physical and mental skills.
Is Gray a mad genius bent on ruling (or destroying) the world? Or will he advance civilization beyond our wildest dreams? While preparing to divert a doomsday asteroid plummeting toward Earth, the humans in Harry's novel must cope with insurgent robots and face the consequences of Gray's brilliance.
Laura and her laptop computer explore the island, facing danger from the dense jungle and attacks by rogue robots as she (and we) are introduced to artificial intelligence, robotics computer viruses and virtual reality. The plot is compelling. Like Crichton and H.G. Wells, Harry writes stories just this side of science fiction that entertain roundly while they explore questions of scientific and social import.
" a fun filled skip through the fields of new technology and computing. During this romp we find some suspense, thrills, and a bit o’ mystery for good measure"
Harry's second novel is an early entry into the newest subgenre of cyberthrillers. Reclusive genius Joseph Gray offers Harvard psychology professor Laura Aldrich one million dollars for a week's worth of work. Her job? To psychoanalyze Gina, an unhappy computer with the ability to learn from her experiences. Aldrich soon discovers that Gina is being influenced by a mysterious computer with a mind of its own.
Murders by robots, the growing love between Aldrich and Gray, and a threat to the continued existence of the planet round out the plot of this frequently interesting novel. Readers will find much to contemplate here: the definition of "human," the role of technology in our increasingly wired lives, the limits of virtual reality, and our ability to share the planet with a nonhuman, sentient species.
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