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Book Review-Civil Terror:Gridlock- J. Luke Bennecke

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Every time I hear about cars that drive themselves--I shudder. Yeah traffic can be horrendous--in New York as well as California where this story is based. This dystopian novel will make you think three times before you think that driverless vehicles are a good idea!

A bunch of brilliant civil engineers have devised highways that control the vehicles--no more traffic jams. Great you think--hum but what if a psycho terrorist decides to change a bit of the programming? Massive accidents and death--There is only one of the engineers alive and he has been blamed for the entire mess.

His wife has been killed--his daughter is missing and he and a really good hacker are the only ones who might be able to stop the next terrorist act from occurring. Jake teams up with an FBI agent (somewhat) to try and find the terrorist(s).

How will all this end? I will not be telling you--just get ready for the ride of your life--this book will keep you reading and guessing until the very end.

I received a paperback edition of this book for enjoyment purposes and a possible review.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

The autonomous vehicle revolution has arrived. So have the terrorists. Meet Jake Bendel, a civil engineer in the state of California. Tired of slogging through the infamous LA traffic to get to and from work, he and a team of experts have designed a roadway system for self-driving cars -- negating thousands of traffic-related deaths each year and reducing commute times to minutes instead of hours. The elation stops when a Syrian terrorist group weaponizes the system and devises a scheme to kill off thousands of Americans in one day. A brilliant psychopath, the leader of the cell, Viktor, hears the voices of both his deceased mother and his god, who influence his every move. While he and his brothers ruthlessly annihilate Americans, all in the name of Allah, Viktor plants evidence and sways the public into convicting Jake of these horrendous crimes against humanity. One rogue FBI agent believes Jake is innocent. The two discover a mole buried deep inside the FBI and go off the grid to stop Viktor from attacking thousands of innocent drivers in what promises to be the mother of all terror. Can they stop him in time? A gripping tale from the first page to the last, Civil Terror: Gridlock will pull you to the edge of your seat as your blood pressure skyrockets and you are a taken along a journey that twists and turns its way to the finish line.


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About the Author: (from Amazon)


J. Luke Bennecke is a native Californian and a 25-year veteran civil engineer who has spent his career helping people by improving transportation systems in Southern California. Like most commuters, he longs for the day when traffic congestion is a thing of the past and highway fatalities are a distant memory. He has a BS in civil engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, an MBA from Cal State San Bernardino, a private pilot's certificate, and is a partner in the successful firm, Southstar Engineering, based in Riverside.

He has been happily married to the woman of his dreams, Tammy, for two-and-a-half-decades and enjoys spending time with his grown daughters.


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24 comments :

kdrae said...

Ohh this sounds really good!

Amanda Lyn Kayes said...

This sounds good. I want to read this

Shannon said...

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Calvin F. said...

Scary looking cover.. sounds like an elaborate story

rochelle said...

Sounds like a nice book

tat2gurlzrock said...

This sounds like a great book to curl up with on the couch.

Deb PelletierC said...

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Cindy Merrill said...

Oh great.Just great- I cannot drive due to severe eye floaters, so I was looking forward to the era of driver-less cars. Now, you ruined it for me.

slehan said...

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DVDgal75 said...

Thank you for sharing this :)

kat said...

I agree it's so very good and informative.

Casey Garvey said...

I like to learn neat facts while reading a great read.This book sounds perfect to read on a lazy day!

Linda Linneman said...

This sounds like a book I will not want to put down. I love these kinds of reads. Thank you so much for sharing

amanda whitley said...

This sounds awesome! I love stories of how modern technology can go bad.

rochelle said...

Sounds like a good book

Linda Linneman said...

This really gives you something to think about. This book sounds like it would keep you on the edge of your seat. I can't wait to read this. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless

Lacie Hester said...

This sounds like a great book to read. I will have to get me a copy and read it soon.

Linda Linneman said...

This book sounds like a great one to curl up on the couch and read. I can't wait to read this. Thank you so much for sharing

kdrae said...

Great cover!

Jaff Husin said...

Sounds like a page-turner. Great review. Will add this to my to-read list.

Alee said...

This sounds like an interesting book!

Ally said...

I'm not really into these types of books but this one looks really interesting. I think I will try to find time to read it.

Trisha McKee said...

This books sounds like an interesting read. I know my brother-in-law would love it.

 
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