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Chrysalis

By: Lincoln Child
Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
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A blockbuster new thriller from number one New York Times best-selling author Lincoln Child, centered on a dominant tech company — Chrysalis — whose groundbreaking virtual reality technology is redefining the way we live...and possibly introducing a catastrophic danger to the world.

Like millions of people around the world, Jeremy Logan (famed enigmalogist, or investigator of unexplained things) has grown to rely on his incredible new tech device. Made by Chrysalis, the global multibillion dollar tech company, the small optical device connects people in a stunning new way, tapping into virtual reality for the first time on a wide scale.

And yet, when Logan is summoned by Chrysalis to investigate a disturbing anomaly in the massive new product rollout, Logan is shocked to see the true scope of the massive company. He also quickly realizes that something in Chrysalis’s technology is very wrong, and could be potentially devastating. The question is what, and where, is the danger coming from? In Lincoln Child’s wildly inventive new novel, high tech comes to life alongside the myriad dangers it poses, making for one of Child’s most infectious, entertaining thrillers to date.

©2022 Lincoln Child (P)2022 Random House Audio

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Jeremy Logan returns

This latest Jeremy Logan thriller has him hired by a cutting edge tech firm that is pushing the limits of virtual reality to new frontiers. Jeremy has faced ancient puzzles and lost technology before, but never has he stepped this far toward the future. As with all of these stories, the technology is only very slightly beyond what we have today. I honestly expect something similar to be a reality within the next decade. Hopefully without the story required intrigues and associated deaths. The author paints, what I am convinced is a pretty accurate view of what we can expect.

I have seen other reviews that stated that they were overwhelmed by the technology described and had some difficulty following the story. I didn't have that issue and, while some was a bit beyond my technical expertise, I found the gist of what was going on to be very clear and understandable.

There is some bad language, but within reasonable amounts. No sex. A fair amount of violence, but less than one might expect from a thriller. The deaths are treated appropriately and not as simple cannon fodder as many other thrillers do. There is a gravitas to the lives lost which, in the hands of this very capable writer, are made to mean something.

I honestly believe this book to be the best in the series so far. I highly recommend it.

PS... Unlike many series, you can enjoy this one as a stand alone without having to have read the previous books. But then, you would miss out on those great stories.

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Amazing

Could not put down. Great story. Full of adventure and intrigue. Surprise ending. Great characters.

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Nice read, terrifying prremise!

Nice read, skirted the edge of too much tech jargon, not as great as prior Lincoln Child solo novels as the characters were not very developed or fleshed out in this one and merely used as vehicles to tell the story with. The premise, hacking into or hijacking smart medical devices to kill us terrifying and smart and it definitely kept my interest enough to finish but was never quite on the edge of my seat. Narrator did an excellent job.

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Help! Will this book ever end?

I struggled to finish this book, and I normally love Lincoln Child's novels! I kept waiting for it to get better, and it just never did! Too much tech and not enough action for me. Really hate that I wasted a credit on this one.

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Another fantastic thriller

Mr Child has another winner in Chrysalis! There were twists and unexpected turns in the plot. You will not be disappointed in the story, it will keep you wondering!

I highly recommend this novel

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Frighteningly Current

This book is reminds us of the benefits and pitfalls of AI. The characters represent both. Wonderful.

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Another hit for Jeremy Logan!!

Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston (although not writing together on this novel) never disappoint. This is another great adventure thriller to add to the Jeremy Logan collection.

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Learned a lot

Thoroughly enjoyed. I’m not a Techie in any way, but the book was written in such a way that I rarely got lost in the terminology. It was actually quite easy to understand. Story was interesting and attention-holding from the beginning. A good solid read.

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old ideas re done

Old ideas re done. not a thriller,. I usually love Childs book. just not this one.

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A rare miss for me

I normally cannot shut off ( or put down)a Jeremy Logan story but this on did not hold my interest. Personally I like the stories based in myth and ancient histories. Don't get me wrong, the story carried the same great writing style and imagination and the perfect narrator; the storyline was not my cup of tea.

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