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Near Death (A Jake Townsend Thriller Book 1) Kindle Edition
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He creates ANDEE, an innovative and somewhat frightening computer which enables him to watch and experience the mysterious elements of what he calls NDEs - Near Death Experiences. He pursues this research and dangerous work because he wants - NEEDS - to talk to his dead wife. But this is a goal that costs him subservience to his military sponsors (whose devious plans are beyond menacing), the discovery of things perhaps better left unknown, and the safety of those he most needs and cares about.
Interspersed with a nicely depicted romance following his meeting with Madison, this is a complex story of life after death, and the possibilities of the afterlife. It poses very clever hypotheses about what happens to us in our final moments of mortal existence.
This is a very intelligently written story, involving complex science fictional propositions with cleverly illustrated technical detailing. It is also a story with a stark warning label: be careful what you mess with...the consequences can be dangerously ominous.
Emotionally, the book rings true, and Hale writes convincingly enough of the "science" involved in the near-death project for the reader to suspend disbelief. There's also some mighty intense action that transpires along the way. You may well find yourself correctly predicting where everything is headed, but this will not stop you from enjoying the ride.
Jon P. Bloch
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I didn't give it 5 stars because the original description of the technology involved was a bit simplistic for me and difficult to believe in. However, I suspect this will not affect most people as I'm always thinking too much about what I'm reading. ;O)
it's one of the very few books that gave me goosebumps and made me want to switch the lights on in my bedroom.
the pace of the book was excellent and a little bit racy in places but done with decency and taste and the action parts were so good that I had to finish it before I went to sleep because if I started reading during one of my middle of the night wake ups, it would keep me up.
it was also slightly scary in some parts and I loved the way it dealt with the whole life after death thing without making any mention of religion or preachy things. Very good job by the author, I can't believe I got it for free on my kindle!
I'll be getting more by Jake and I don't mind paying
Having just read the Blank series, coming to these books afterwards is like the ultimate prequel to some events in there (won't say more so I don't spoil them!). If you haven't read them yet, definitely read them after this series too!
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Excellent book, enthralling story and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Now to start the next in the series Near Sighted.Published 11 days ago by Debz
I could not put this book down actually read it in one go sat up all night to finish it and have just bought second book in seriesPublished 1 month ago by valerie davies
Good book I really enjoyed it once started it was difficult to put down.Published 15 months ago by Anitaku
A good enough book interesting but the characters are a bit bland.Published 16 months ago by telboy
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