Kill Decision

  • by Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by Jeff Gurner
  • 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The shocking techno-thriller that cements Daniel Suarez's status as the heir to Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy - a terrifying, breathtaking, and all-too-plausible vision of the world's near future.
Unmanned weaponized drones already exist: they're widely used by America in our war efforts in the Middle East. In Kill Decision, best-selling author Daniel Suarez takes that fact and the real science behind it one step further, with frightening results.
Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets without human intervention.
Together, McKinney and Odin must slow this advance long enough for the world to recognize its destructive power, because for thousands of years the "kill decision" during battle has remained in the hands of humans - and off-loading that responsibility to machines will bring unintended, possibly irreversible, consequences.
But as forces even McKinney and Odin don't understand begin to gather, and death rains down from above, it may already be too late to save humankind from destruction at the hands of our own technology.


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Thought provoking near time Sci Fi very well read

What did you like most about Kill Decision?

Loved the way it that all too accurately picks up on human traits as we and our governments grapple with technologies perhaps just a half step away from where today.

What did you like best about this story?

loved the plausibility of the plot and technologies as well as the way the author lays out opposing ethical positions through the characters.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Gurner – was your favourite?

Linda McKinney

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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Excellent listen

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- Peter

Another great story

Daniel Suarez has done it again, giving the listener a glimpse into the possible future use of robots in the modern world.
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- Karl Gjertsen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-07-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio