Every day the President of the United States receives death threats. Every day his security team tell him there’s nothing to worry about. Today is different. Today he doesn’t believe them. Because he has been dreaming about his own death – over and over. A repeating nightmare that is so real, it feels like a warning.
Josh Cain, President’s Thompson’s doctor, is summoned to a church tower near the White House. A military psychiatrist with a complex past, he thinks he is there to talk down another suicidal ex-Marine. But this veteran tells him of a plot against Thompson, revealing secrets he can’t possibly have known – just seconds before a sniper’s bullet takes him out . . .
Battles have been fought man to man, then machine to machine, and even in cyberspace. But now there is a different battlefield emerging: human consciousness and the fight for our minds.
The Grid was quite the epic, an intelligent speculative thriller that meshed edge of the seat action with thought provoking what if moments.
It is a political multi layered tale that challenges the reader in all the good ways – a deceptively intuitive story that plays with the fear that privacy is no longer and takes that to the furthest extreme.
Our main protagonist Josh Cain is likeable, relatable and genuinely compelling as he gets thrown into a maelstrom of secret projects, plots against the President and fear for the future, all whilst dealing with his ongoing grief for dead wife Hope. Hope indeed is a theme that runs through the narrative, the ending is both explosive and nuanced and all in all it was a most excellent read.
One for those of you who enjoy complex, engaging stories that keep you awake thinking about them long after you turn the final page.