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Genres: Thrillers and Suspense, Science Fiction. Format: eBook. Views: This Week 285, Total 2437.
In a future when resource shortages, crime and corruption are crippling world economies, terrorism is becoming strangely sophisticated. When Lt Colonel John Maxwell refuses to cover up his commanding General's failure, he is put in charge of an antiterrorist operation that is clearly designed to kill or discredit him. Maxwell forms a dysfunctional relationship with Tamsyn Farish, and to everybody's surprise, they seem to have success. The question is, why? That question is answered when the Puppeteer shows them how, under his guidance, terrorists have placed three nuclear bombs behind major dams, using stolen submersibles previously used for undersea minerals exploration at Kerguelen. Maxwell must then protect Tamsyn, deal with a corrupt immediate commanding officer, and avoid being killed both by terrorists and by men sent by the General, and then persuade the Puppeteer to give him the disarming code. What neither realize is that terrorists, suspecting the Puppeteer, have invaded Kerguelen to prevent anyone from sending the disarming signal. All depends on Maxwell being able to obtain the code, and two young scientists and their guide to secure the equipment, and they do not realize what they have to do.
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Mary Firmin : Review of Puppeteer
If you like a masterful thriller of global proportions you will love Puppeteer. Set in the not too distant future where oil is at a premium and terrorism is at an all time high, this book will take you on a fast-paced ride around the world. Not only is Mr. Miller scientifically specific, his knowledge of global politics and the hierarchy of the Military, is spot on. In their efforts to claw their way to the top of the heap and garner military honors, two traitorous Colonels embark on a mission to create their own terrorist group. The unfortunate leader of this group, who goes by the name of John Carpenter, suddenly becomes the target of both the Military and the Terrorists. Again, Mr. Millers knowledge of geography and current scientific methods comes into play and I soon found myself on the edge of my seat, unable to put the book down. The actual Puppeteer, whose expertise includes computer science, physics and chemistry, mixed with a desire to teach the world a lesson, is a fanatic of gigantic proportions and is prepared to go to any length to fulfill that goal. He has nothing to lose. Johns complicated relationship with Tamsyn adds intrigue, and the quiet romance between Carole and Garry contributes to the human interest component of this fabulous novel. If you like an exciting read this one is for you.
By Mary Firmin, author of Deadly Pleasures.