Genre: Mystery and Suspense
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Double Vision by Randy Ingermanson can be read on various levels. It is a mystery encased is a character study, with heapings of metaphysics.
The mystery: CypherQuanta, a start-up company, is secretly developing a biocomputer to break encryptions. Fearing that the government would use this product to spy on innocent people, the group’s goal is to make the product public and available to everyone. Within a few days of testing, someone breaks into the lab, steals the biological portion of the computer, alters the code. and makes it appear as if one of the develops “accidentally” spilled the product and messed up the code. Will they be able to finish the product as planned or will the rivalry among the developers prevent going forward?
Character Study: Dillon Richards is a genius computer software developer. He has Asperger’s Syndrome, which makes it difficult for him to understand metaphors, seeing the literal meaning of the words. He also is dead gorgeous and unaware that two women in the group are vying for his attention. Rachel Meyers is wild, impetuous, and a physicist who can discuss metaphysics and the meaning of life with Dillon. Keryn Wills is a mystery writer and the company’s financial officer. She and Dillon have dated a few times and he feels comfortable in her presence. Dillon is unaware of the rivalry between the women. Who will win his heart?
Metaphysics. Can something be two things at once? Is there a supreme being? Are there multiverses? If so, does choosing one path create an outcome in one universe and choosing another path create a different result in a parallel universe? Does god exist?
I found Mr. Ingermanson’s character development the best part of this book. The plot dragged at moments. I could not understand why such brilliant people kept accusing each of sabotaging the project without considering a possible break in. I also found Dr Michael King of the NSA implausible and too convenient.
I recommend this book for those who want a quick read without much depth.