Dark Digital Sky (Dark Pantheon Series Book 1)
LA Private Investigator Chalk is hired to find three adult sons a Hollywood mogul fathered through a sperm bank many years before. United, the three half brothers discover they share a desire to be warriors. They plan a heist to prove they are worthy of enlisting with a paramilitary leader who... show more
LA Private Investigator Chalk is hired to find three adult sons a Hollywood mogul fathered through a sperm bank many years before. United, the three half brothers discover they share a desire to be warriors. They plan a heist to prove they are worthy of enlisting with a paramilitary leader who has taken both a name and a mad inspiration from Kubrick's dark satire Dr. Strangelove. General Ripper's forces begin by robbing pharmaceutical warehouses and then mailing the stolen prescription drugs to America's veterans. They escalate to kidnapping video game designers and broadcasting their deaths. The ensuing chaos builds toward a culminating drone attack that will forever prove Ripper's warning that graphics have made warriors terrorists.Chalk is an ex-FBI agent whose specializations are cults and computer forensics. The tools of his trade as a PI are a Porsche 911, an unregistered Glock, modified cellphones, radios, and an eclectic collection of computers. He suffers from bipolar disorder, lives alone and hopes to one day be able to see his son without the constraints placed on him by the courts.
Publish date: 2014-09-09
Publisher: Crime Planet Press
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
For a personal note about how I was a bad Goodreads friend/reader to this author, see the post over at The Irresponsible Reader. Or just read the review and ignore what a bad person I am... "Your real name is Chaucer?" "My father was an English Professor. I’m not. Call me Chalk."In a genre wher...
This book is a rather interesting melding of literary genres. Fundamentally, it is classic, hard-boiled detective fiction, but mixed with oodles of geek porn, and whose background motivation borrows from the dystopian nightmares of the Millennial generation. Sounds like rather a mishmash, but Alliso...
Book 1, in the Dark Pantheon SeriesThis series is contemporary pulp with a tech undertone, quite geek noir and somewhat of a thriller. The story is quite innovative, a bit twisted and intense at times one that explores the threats of the digital world. The characters are definitely pure fiction. Its...