What connects us?
The world in turmoil. America teetering after the last presidential election. COVID-19 and racial issues permeate the news.
A rumor emerges: the final straw? A rumor about a technology that can covertly take down the Internet, permanently. The Internet: our lifeline to connectedness.
A young lawyer (ex-Army intelligence officer), and his beautiful friend (quantum scientist), track down the source of the rumor (the whistleblower) only to find the rumor to be true, the dangerous technology to be real.
Foreign agents also know this, resulting in a chase as to who will control the Internet, and thus the world.
Review: Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review:
“An exquisite psychological dance between characters.
Many threads run through the life of Pete, carrying him to new places as he falls in love with a beautiful woman, Sophie, a quantum scientist who helps him root out the threat surrounding the Internet-busting discovery of a new subatomic particle.
Pete has several careers to his name, from expertise in Army Intelligence to legal and scientific backgrounds. These make him uniquely qualified to embark on a world-hopping effort to locate the source of this new threat to the Internet. But he meets his match in the lovely Sophie, who introduces a spiritual component into his life that he's long rejected even as she keeps his affections at a professional distance.
Threads isn't really just a singular story, but draws together the threads of two disparate lives who join together for a purpose that changes them both through a process of discovery. The real story is in the efforts of Sophie and Pete to form a lasting connection and bond that supports the individuality they have each long cultivated. It explores love and mistrust with a dash of humor. The discussion about race is particularly well laid-out.
Narrated from Pete's perspective, his self-deprecating humor over being a "dork" without strong relational skills and little spiritual inclinations creates a powerful story.
Highly recommended for readers who want the psychological and romance component of their thriller stories as strong or stronger than the action.”