“A white-knuckle adventure . . . This near-future was crafted by experts, and it shows.”—Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse
“Fantastic, compelling, and authoritative.” —General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret.)
An FBI agent hunts a new kind of terrorist through a Washington, DC, of the future in this ground-breaking book—at once a gripping technothriller and a fact-based tour of tomorrow.
America is on the brink of a revolution, one both technological and political. After narrowly stopping a bombing at Washington’s Union Station, FBI Special Agent Lara Keegan receives a new assignment: to field-test an advanced police robot. As a series of shocking catastrophes unfolds, the two find themselves investigating a conspiracy whose mastermind is using cutting-edge tech to rip the nation apart. With every tech, trend, and scene drawn from real-world research, Burn-In blends a techno-thriller’s excitement with nonfiction’s insight to illuminate the darkest corners of the world soon to come.
This perceptive near-future techno-thriller from Singer and Cole (Ghost Fleet) warns of the unintended consequences of rapid technologic change. After a series of deadly terrorist attacks strike the Washington, D.C., area, FBI special agent Lara Keegan is selected for a unique experiment: the pairing of a human law enforcement officer with an android, Tactical Autonomous Mobility System. Keegan is to train TAMS on the complexities of police work and human interaction while they track down the deadly insurgent. Singer, a military strategist, and Cole, a defense industry reporter for the Wall Street Journal, have clearly done their research. Hundreds of footnotes detail the real-world scientific breakthroughs that could lead to such a scenario, though the information overload can interrupt the story and feel like homework for the reader. Keegan evolves from suspicious indifference to her mechanical colleague to caring respect. Surprisingly, TAMS might be the most affecting character. For all the emphasis on high-tech fears, the authors tell a very human story.
Burn In - GREAT BOOK
Phenomenal! A deep dive into reality based science/tech fiction.
Pseudo intellectuals like the previous reviewer are entitled to their opinions. Philosophical...cutting edge future tech forecasting with descriptive & concise action. Heart warming adventure.
Great read ! Apolitical ! A companion to Ghost Fleet completely different and equally insightful.
Not Ghost Fleet. Not good
Terrible and disappointing. Ghost Fleet was amazing so hopes were high. Terrible plot serves mainly as a vehicle to deliver the authors’ political views, which are also not insightful or interesting. First book in a long time I simply could not finish.