Book Review- Luthecker - Keith Dominque | Miki's Hope

Book Review- Luthecker - Keith Dominque

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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Definitely a page turner! It is not easy to be one of the few humans who can see a pattern in anything and know what the future will hold-or not hold. As a result Alex Luthecker is a loner by choice. He does have a couple of acquaintances who he "trains" with and ultimately, because of his special abilities, will become entangled in an international debacle. Enter Phoebe-who has developed software which can predict trends in oil production. This is a thriller you do not want to miss--and on a separate note--I truly hope this is ALL fiction and stays that way!!


About the Book: (from Amazon)


ALEX LUTHECKER lives off of the grid. He prefers the comfort of the night. He avoids the crowded and chaotic daylight hours, because the relentless anxieties of the multitudes overwhelm him. This is because Alex has a rare gift. He is a pattern reader. Patterns in nature, patterns in social groups, patterns in individual behavior, he can recognize them all. With one conversation, he knows all of your secrets. He can tell you exactly who you are. He can tell you exactly how your life is going to end. For Alex, it’s not magic. It’s math. NICOLE ELLIS works in the energy business. She trades futures in the lifeblood of civilization: crude oil. With the help of her patented pattern recognition software, PHOEBE, she has the uncanny ability to predict trends in oil production and consumption. And at the tender age of twenty-five, she is recognized as one of the best in the business, with the bank account to show for it. For Nicole, who grew up with nothing, the world is hers. RICHARD BROWN was a highly respected intelligence officer during both Gulf Wars. He oversaw rendition squads, making sure that his interrogators didn’t cross the line into torture, and if they did, that no one would ever be the wiser. The only thing that mattered to the government was that Brown always got his man. His track record of success allowed his move into the private sector, eventually heading the corporate entity known as Coalition Properties, the largest military contractor in U.S. history. For Brown, the commodity he trades and sells is power. A terrorist attack on a Saudi oil refinery sets the paths of all three on a collision course, an encounter that threatens to upset the balance of power in the world. Alex must learn to forge relationships and become a leader in order to save the lives of not only himself and Nicole, but also those of his loose band of allies, as he becomes one of the most sought after fugitives in history.

This book can be purchased at Amazon

About the Author:

Keith Domingue is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles, and has written scripts for MGM Studios, Dimension Films, and Village Roadshow Pictures. His first original screenplay ONE THIRD, is being produced by Safady Entertainment and Lions Gate Films, and is scheduled to begin production in 2014. LUTHECKER is his first novel.

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24 comments :

Cococute Manaloto said...

I must have a try on this book.

Alaina Bullock said...

I love reading this type book! This one sounds like it will keep you turning the pages! Adding it to the "must read" list!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

this sounds a little like the TV "Touched"--I loved that so I'm sure this book would be a great read!

Karen Dawkins said...

It also sounds like the TV show Person of Interest. I'd enjoy the book, I'm sure!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Sounds like there'll be a lot of interesting twists and turns in this book! :)

becca said...

sound good add to list

Dorothy Thompson said...

Wow, thanks for the wonderful review, Miki!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a good read before Halloween ;)

Mamalicious RAOM said...

Another great review. This one sounds like a real page turner.

Whoisalexluthecker said...

A note from the author: Hi, it's Keith Domingue, author of Luthecker, and I just wanted to express my gratitude for your kind review. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story.
I thought I'd address your final comment, in the hopes that all was fiction and that it stay that way. Certainly the main character, Alex Luthecker, and his abilities are fictional (as are all of the characters.) However I did do extensive research in order to create the more villainous aspects of the world structure, including the organization behind it all. Not that these entities exist, but the motivators, (and therefore the predictable patterns behind) them do-- Greed, lust for power, and so on. Everything else is infrastructure. But the counter-motivators are there as well-- Love, compassion, and so on. In the second book of the series, (which I am currently working on), the "counter-motivators" become more developed, as Alex begins the quest to discover the source of his abilities-- Which in turn only heightens the stakes with his enemies. It's interesting that some of the comments flatter with comparisons to television shows (and thank you)-- Luthecker is currently being developed as a tv series, and the tag line is "Kung Fu meets Numbers."
So thanks again for the kind review. And for all of the followers of Miki's hope who decide to read my book, you have my eternal gratitude, and I truly hope that you enjoy the journey.

All the best,
Keith Domingue

A. Beniot said...

I love to read, it's just so hard to find the time. A page turner is amazing, I remember staying up all night reading. This book sounds like something I would like to read.
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Kristy Figueroa said...

Although this doesn't sound like my typical read, I know this is a book my husband would really enjoy. Could be a great Christmas gift!

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

I judged the cover, sorry. Looked like it would be a boring book but once I read the synopsis I had to put my foot in my mouth. It truly sounds like a very good book!! I am intrigued now :)

Ness-Kana and Munkey said...

I think this sounds like a movie. It's very much like the movies I like to watch. A thriller for sure. I am a conspiracy believer, so I always tend to think all these things are possible and probably actually happening!

Lexie Lane said...

It would be scary to meet someone who could actually tell you how your life will end but this does sound like a great book or movie I'd like to watch. Very intriguing!

Marika from Mysterysequels said...

Ok you convinced me with the review, I've got to read the book. I love intriguing books that keep me at the edge of my seat - literally.

nova hedges said...

it is indeed a wonderful book to read.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I love the sound of this book - it sounds like one I would pick up and not put down until I got to the end of it. x

Adin B said...

Wow! This is interesting. I love the sound of this book already. Won't that be nice of you have that type of ability to truly know people that way. That would be awesome! I guess. Thanks for sharing this amazing book.

Chubskulit Rose said...

This kind of story is what I enjoyed reading.

Laura Grace Andry said...

I love thrillers! This looks like it would be a page turner, which is always nice.

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

This book sounds so interesting and definitely a book that would be hard to put down.

Marms @ Mhar's Display said...

A good gift idea for my sister-in-law. She'll love reading this.

mail4rosey said...

How wonderful that the author commented on the review. You did do a wonderful job with it. It sounds intense and well worth taking the time to read! Thank you for the review.

 
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