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I ve read a lot of articles written by forensic experts that talk about reality in forensics being bastardised in fiction Cops talking about police procedures being mangled Lawyers complaining laws and court room dramas being unrealistic But no one ever complains about the joyride anything slightly tech related takes down the wormhole of popular fiction, often resulting in story segments that are entertaining for all the wrong reasons.But I really don t mind, and my assumption is that anyone I ve read a lot of articles written by forensic experts that talk about reality in forensics being bastardised in fiction Cops talking about police procedures being mangled Lawyers complaining laws and court room dramas being unrealistic But no one ever complains about the joyride anything slightly tech related takes down the wormhole of popular fiction, often resulting in story segments that are entertaining for all the wrong reasons.But I really don t mind, and my assumption is that anyone else that has grown up in the IT industry really couldn t be bothered to write a blog post complaining about it either.Then a book came along where it was plainly obvious that the author actually understands technology It was oddly comforting Don t get me wrong, this isn t a dry book that reads like a computer manual This book is all about the story, just like any good fiction should be, but the tech details are actually believable.I really enjoyed this one entertaining, occasionally gruesome, and really intriguing I finished this latest techno thriller from Paul Draker a few minutes ago and thought I d try posting a review while everything is fresh in my mind First, I liked it Quite a bit The first person narrative style worked well, giving me as a reader an unfettered glimpse of the at times unlikable main character Trevor Lennox Trevor creates an AI that can read micro expressions and is a nearly infallible lie detector for DARPA, a research arm of the federal government It all takes place at Pyram I finished this latest techno thriller from Paul Draker a few minutes ago and thought I d try posting a review while everything is fresh in my mind First, I liked it Quite a bit The first person narrative style worked well, giving me as a reader an unfettered glimpse of the at times unlikable main character Trevor Lennox Trevor creates an AI that can read micro expressions and is a nearly infallible lie detector for DARPA, a research arm of the federal government It all takes place at Pyramid Lake, a base located on Paiute land Along the way Trevor alienates most everyone he meets at some point He s previously alienated his ex wife, Jen and has left a daughter who is brilliant like him but also has social problems again, like him His co workers and other research leads hate him because he belittles them and their research at every turn His bosses hate him because he s smarter than they are and very manipulative, and he usually gets his way The one other researcher who seems to be his friend, Roger, and Trevor go to a bar where he promptly gets into a fight with another patron okay, the other guy starts it, but Trevor certainly finishes it and in the process of trying to defend a beautiful young Native American woman from the bully, he alienates her.Except that, as he finds out soon enough, she is now his co lead on his project, and she s just as smart as he is, and to top it off, she does the same thing as his computer does So when people start dying at the base, starting with the guy who s sort of the administrator to the researchers and progressing to a Homeland Security guy Something is going on at the base, and Trevor is absolutely intent on finding out what it is, because his computer creation, who he has named Frankenstein, is working on something very important to him his daughter s psychiatric evaluation She s having tons of trouble in school and she s lying and causing others to be hurt, and they want to send her to a psychiatrist who will undoubtedly put her on drugs, and Trevor doesn t want that The story is great and I liked the characters a lot, but the pacing drags at times It felt like the book could have been quite a bit shorter At times I found myself looking at the Kindle s progress indicator and thinking, wow, I m only at 40% Feels like I ve read a whole book alreadyAlso the end feels a bit dragged out, and like Draker s first book NEW YEAR ISLAND, the whole thing gets a little preposterous and sensational as the story finally nears the end But the story was strong enough to pull me through those flaws and it delivered a good, if partly unexpected, conclusion view spoiler Draker is courageous enough to kill off a main character, one of the main reasons that the story remained so compelling, but I still wish he hadn t I wanted things to end better for that character hide spoiler I would love to give it five stars, but because of the pacing issues and the sensational ending, I have to go with four Still, it was a great ride and I ll read the sequel, MOUNT TERROR, when it comes out Don t start this book if you have to get up early I did and I was sorry the next day because once I started Pyramid Lake, I had to keep reading until the very end, right into the wee hours.Paul Draker grabs you by the throat with his second thriller and never lets up although the setting is radically different from his first book New Year Island also excellent The action takes place in a secret DARPA research installation where Trevor Lennox is a scientist working on the world s most advance Don t start this book if you have to get up early I did and I was sorry the next day because once I started Pyramid Lake, I had to keep reading until the very end, right into the wee hours.Paul Draker grabs you by the throat with his second thriller and never lets up although the setting is radically different from his first book New Year Island also excellent The action takes place in a secret DARPA research installation where Trevor Lennox is a scientist working on the world s most advanced lie detection software called Frankenstein At first introduction, Trevor has to be one of the most unlikeable characters in recent fiction, supremely arrogant, abrasive and violent He is disrespectful to his superiors, nasty to his colleagues and gets into an ugly bar fight right off the bat As we grow to know him, however, we see that Trevor has another side that few are allowed to see He loves his little girl Amy from whom he is separated by divorce and is willing to do anything to protect her and ensure her happiness When that happiness appears to be threatened, he diverts the entire processing power of Frankenstein in a desperate search for a solution to her problems.Not only does Trevor have to come up with a solution for Amy s troubles, but Frankenstein s future is also in doubt as people close to Trevor are murdered and shadowy forces grapple for control of the project Cassie Winnemucca is assigned to be his co lead and eventually works in tandem with Trevor to uncover the secret plots to use Frankenstein s power in ways both believe to be immoral.Anyone who loves intelligent thriller writing should pick up this book, you won t be sorry Paul Draker always writes fast paced , action packed books You ll find yourself staying up later and later just trying to finish onechapter New Year Island and Pyramid Lake will not disappoint. The future is here already Be afraid, little human Be very afraid Paul DrakerI am a bumbling fangirl of author Draker s first book New Year Island and was a bit apprehensive about reading his second offering I was afraid it wouldn t live up to the first book I needn t have worried Pyramid Lake takes us to a top secret DARPA facility located in the Nevada desert on a Paiute reservation Enter Trevor Lennox, the thoroughly unlikable, brilliant, captivating creator of FRANKENSTEIN, a bey The future is here already Be afraid, little human Be very afraid Paul DrakerI am a bumbling fangirl of author Draker s first book New Year Island and was a bit apprehensive about reading his second offering I was afraid it wouldn t live up to the first book I needn t have worried Pyramid Lake takes us to a top secret DARPA facility located in the Nevada desert on a Paiute reservation Enter Trevor Lennox, the thoroughly unlikable, brilliant, captivating creator of FRANKENSTEIN, a beyond high tech supercomputer that can read people s expressions and tell what they are feeling In other words FRANKENSTEIN is a humongous lie detector.Trevor has a problem playing well with others so another brilliant computer nerd is brought in to co lead his project with him Cassie Paiute, emo and brilliant in her own right.Trevor has a wee bit of a problem with authority figures and others in his life but the one person he doesn t have a problem with is his seven year old daughter, Amy He would do anything for her And this story tells us the lengths Trevor would actually go to for Amy.Meticulous world building, in depth character development, a thoroughly jaded view of the world of government research Draker brings all these elements to this tale, ties them together in one big non stop rollercoaster of a read, and left me wanting.And I understand he is working on a Trevor Lennox sequel called Mount Terror I can hardly wait to find out what extraordinary circumstances Trevor gets dumped into in this next offering Disclaimer Review originally posted at www.audiobookreviewer.comTrevor Lennox, a very brilliant computer engineer working at the Top Secret research laboratory of DARPA, creates a very powerful computer, able to read micro expressions and discern whether people are telling the truth or not Trevor is an antisocial and violent person, but his goal in life is to fight for the greater good, to create a world without lies, so that her seven year old daughter will be able to have a normal life despi Disclaimer Review originally posted at www.audiobookreviewer.comTrevor Lennox, a very brilliant computer engineer working at the Top Secret research laboratory of DARPA, creates a very powerful computer, able to read micro expressions and discern whether people are telling the truth or not Trevor is an antisocial and violent person, but his goal in life is to fight for the greater good, to create a world without lies, so that her seven year old daughter will be able to have a normal life despite her issues Trevor names his computer Frankenstein, and it slowly becomesandpowerful and smart Things start to get complicated when several people appear dead in the most gruesome ways at the Top Research facility.This book is full of geeky and highly technological details, delighting those who enjoy programming on their computer, but maybe boring those who are not interested in this But do not be deceived, this book is also muchIt is a mix of science fiction, thriller and horror, with some elements of Indian lore The story is quickly paced, and it has several unexpected twists that will leave you open mouthed Trevor is one of the less likable people in the world, reckless, rude, violent, and with a very high IQ, but as we start to know him , we see that he has good reasons, while maybe not the right means to pursue his goals.This is quite a long book, but it will not bore you, and I wished I did not have to sleep or work so that I could continue listening to it Frankenstein s name is not just a coincidence, this story has many parallelisms with Mary Shelley s but it is also a different one.Some secondary characters are one dimensional but the main ones have strong personalities and they are alive Gabriel Vaughan becomes each one of them making the story easily to follow The emotions are palpable and the narration is fluid Gabriel Vaughan does a good job at holding your attention without letting go I noticed slight changes in a couple of audio inserts but nothing too distracting.If you are into geek stuff, heard about terms such as Touring test or SSH, and enjoy an action packed book with science fiction and horror elements, this book is for you If violent and gore scenes is not your thing, you may want to pass on this one Is it a Thriller A Horror Or a Sci fi Yes All of the above I don t know how Paul Draker pulled it off but he managed to cook up a psychological tale with a pinch of slightly futuristic technology, gruesome horror and a sprinkling of romance to give a don t turn the lights off, can t put it down gripping thriller that is set in the desert of northwestern Nevada.Do you hate being scared Do you faint at the mention of guns and violence This book is not for you.Do you like to stretch your imag Is it a Thriller A Horror Or a Sci fi Yes All of the above I don t know how Paul Draker pulled it off but he managed to cook up a psychological tale with a pinch of slightly futuristic technology, gruesome horror and a sprinkling of romance to give a don t turn the lights off, can t put it down gripping thriller that is set in the desert of northwestern Nevada.Do you hate being scared Do you faint at the mention of guns and violence This book is not for you.Do you like to stretch your imagination a little Do you like protagonists who have character flaws but still seem to overcome impossible obstacles High IQ doesn t always translate into real world smarts To see what that means, get this book It is hard to believe this book came from an indie author Well written, well edited, unpredictable and fresh Before you crack the first page, prepare to have an open mind about a gritty, unconventional, modern day Frankenstein meets the military with a western flair experience.I am an older woman who has been reading a lot of thriller and sci fi themed books lately Too many of them start to blend into a same oh, same oh level of mediocrity, even though well written Over time, I can t even remember what most of them were about, but I will most definitely remember Pyramid Lake OMG, this books is so totally twisted It is a tense suspense thriller filled with hours and hours of fantastic drama, action and humor too It is a conspiracy of the worst kind and life as we know it could come to an end I was very much impressed with this book and found myself gripping the arms of my chair many times The ending is mind blowing Trevor Lennox is building the most sophisticated computer ever A super computer that can think like a human As great plans go, something always g OMG, this books is so totally twisted It is a tense suspense thriller filled with hours and hours of fantastic drama, action and humor too It is a conspiracy of the worst kind and life as we know it could come to an end I was very much impressed with this book and found myself gripping the arms of my chair many times The ending is mind blowing Trevor Lennox is building the most sophisticated computer ever A super computer that can think like a human As great plans go, something always goes wrong I highly recommend this book, you won t be disappointed I loved all the twists and turns this story took me through Every time I thought that had to be all that could happen,things would happen There is no way anyone can guess how this will turn out The author, Paul Draker did a fantastic job writing this book It is original, refreshing and never a dull moment in it What an incredible imagination it took to write this The narrator, Gabriel Vaughn nailed the delivery of this story With so many different voices and accents I found this book to be very entertaining and I could see it happening in real life too I received this audio book as a gift so I could review it Review with spoiler I enjoyed Pyramid Lake thought it was well plotted, the story feeling like a mix between a government conspiracy thriller and a Longmire mystery with some Indian lore The research, pace, and twists to the novel were great It would have been amazing to me if there had been some character transformation for the protagonist, Trevor Lennox At first, the unpredictable nature of the uber obnoxious character was kind of funny My curiosity about his outbursts helped turn pages Review with spoiler I enjoyed Pyramid Lake thought it was well plotted, the story feeling like a mix between a government conspiracy thriller and a Longmire mystery with some Indian lore The research, pace, and twists to the novel were great It would have been amazing to me if there had been some character transformation for the protagonist, Trevor Lennox At first, the unpredictable nature of the uber obnoxious character was kind of funny My curiosity about his outbursts helped turn pages But this soon hurt in the believability of the character and plot, and to my surprise I found myself rooting against Lennox I was hoping that Frankenstein, in its higher level of intelligence, would exercise some kindness transcend Lennox s cycle of abuse ha and completely dress down Lennox at some point, causing that transformation But that never happened, and the last scene just seemed to reinforce Lennox s callousness Ultimately the novel worked and held my interest until the end but I only wished I cared about Lennox when I was done I hope to see that in Draker s next Lennox effort ^FREE DOWNLOAD ☊ Pyramid Lake ⇔ Lies and deceit abound at a Top Secret research laboratory in Nevada, where DARPA s most advanced artificial intelligence can read your darkest secrets and hidden intentions right off your faceThe AI technology s manipulative inventor, however, fears no future Big Brother surveillance state He built it for his own secret reasons and now there is no untruth he won t tell, no subterfuge he won t pull, to help his estranged young daughterTo protect his troubled little girl, Trevor Lennox will change our worldHe will give Amy what no one else can a world without liesBut there are some secrets that should stay buried forever When the base around him erupts in murder and mayhem, Trevor himself must face the horrifying truthThe lies we tell ourselves can be the deadliest of all Original and profound Deliciously complicated Trevor is an alluring protagonist Kirkus Reviews Heart String where DARPA s most advanced artificial intelligence can read your darkest secrets and hidden intentions right off your faceThe AI technology s manipulative inventor The Cockney Sparrow however The Gift of Girls fears no future Big Brother surveillance state He built 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