Friday, April 17, 2015

Review: The Doomsday Equation by Matt Richtel

The Doomsday Equation
by Matt Richtel

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Computer genius Jeremy Stillwater has designed a machine that can predict global conflicts and ultimately head them off. But he’s a stubborn guy, very sure of his own genius, and has wound up making enemies, and even seen his brilliant invention discredited.
There’s nowhere for him to turn when the most remarkable thing happens: his computer beeps with warning that the outbreak of World War III is imminent, three days and counting.
Alone, armed with nothing but his own ingenuity, he embarks on quest to find the mysterious and powerful nemesis determined to destroy mankind. But enemies lurk in the shadows waiting to strike. Could they have figured out how to use Jeremy, and his invention, for their own evil ends?
Before he can save billions of lives, Jeremy has to figure out how to save his own. . . .

Kritters Thoughts:  Jeremy Stillwater is a genius, but not the best person to share his genius with the world - people skills don't rank high on his list of qualities.  He has created a program that can predict major conflict and the government has turned him down.  This program alerts him to a possible World War III and no one is interested in listening to him or trusting his information.

I loved how the author portrayed genius without some people skills!  It helped with the plot, but also felt authentic.  Jeremy was definitely an entertaining main character and I absolutely shook my head at some of the things he did and said!

There was a story within the story as Jeremy sees the World War III approaching someone is also hunting him, but he is unsure as to why.  Sometimes I felt like this storyline overshadowed the intended storyline, but I wouldn't have liked the book without it.  

This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I had the hardest time setting it down for anything!  I will definitely be pushing Matt Richtel's books up on my TBR pile.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Partner in Crime Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. Sounds like a really exciting thriller! Thanks so much for introducing us to it.


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