Sunday, June 6, 2010

TSS: Deadly Exchange by Geoffrey M. Gluckman

Title: Deadly Exchange
Author: Geoffrey M. Gluckman
ISBN-13: 9780595420469
Publisher: iUniverse/2007
Pages: 339

Jennifer Chance is a well known Motivational speaker, for Lectures and More, Inc. Unknown to her, this company is trying to push a device with such a radio frequency which can alter thinking pattern of the listeners. It is way to control minds. Ulrich Rogers, an ex-secret, is The Director pushing for it. His second in command, Jones has other plans. He wants a slice of the world and for that he is prepared to cross the line.

Something goes wrong with their plans and many deaths are reported but the govt is unable to find out the cause. Jennifer Chance has been feeling not up to her work. She thinks that it is all a lie that she is preaching. Her previous life feels like a big question mark. When she is learns about this radio frequency, she turns to Frank Revere, who too is an ex-secret agent. Frank had lost his girl-friend Sara, to an accident five years back. Although he is not keen to pursue another relationship, he and Jennifer have a strange pull for each other.

It gets murkier. Jones with his hudlums, goes on a killing spree, eliminating anyone who comes in their way. He wants the new device to be installed and work in all parts of the US. Frank, Jennifer, team up with some other ex-agents to stop it. But who should be trusted?

This novel has taken an unusual plot. It is like brainwashing the minds of the people via radio frequency devices. On the face, The Director wants it for world peace but Jones has other plans. The device is bigger than any terror activities with horrifying consequences. Killing ones own people to have control over the world is very cold blooded. There is danger, at every step. And everyone is at their wits end. I took a while to read this novel but once I started, I had to finish it.

It has the right suspense, mystery, and thriling elements to sustain interest. And also to make us think that do we really need motivational speakers to pep us up? What can another person do that our own mind can't? What is truth, anyway? Think about it.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds like an good crime fiction selection. I like a these kinds of books from time to time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Erotic Horizon said...

I love plots with a bit of a difference - radio frequency used to do mind control - love it..

going to check out a buy link..

thanks hon..