The Kraken Project (Wyman Ford, Book 4) by Douglas Preston

By Douglas Preston

NASA is construction a probe to be splashed down within the Kraken Mare, the most important sea on Saturn's nice moon, Titan. it truly is essentially the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial existence within the sunlight process, however the floor is unpredictable and hazardous, requiring the probe to include man made intelligence software program. To this finish, Melissa Shepherd, a super programmer, has built "Dorothy," a robust, self-modifying AI whose precise capability is either progressive and terrifying. whilst miscalculations bring about a disaster in the course of trying out, Dorothy flees into the internet.

Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to trace down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd look for Dorothy, they observe that her awful reports within the desolate tract of the net have replaced her in methods they could slightly think. And they're no longer the one ones trying to find the wayward software program: the AI can also be being pursued through a couple of Wall highway investors, who are looking to seize her code and switch her right into a high-speed buying and selling bot.Traumatized, indignant, and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy has a rare revelation—and devises a plan. because the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a abandoned condominium at the coast of Northern California, Ford needs to face the final word query: is rescuing Dorothy definitely the right factor? Is the AI bent on saving the world... or on wiping out the melanoma that's humankind?

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Then again. Until she was several feet off the ground and feeling a surge of accomplishment. She kept going. Her daughter wanted to climb mountains, so climb mountains she would, with or without a father. An image of Dom flashed in her mind and one of her feet slipped. Gasping, she dug her fingers into their perches and hugged the wall. Heart pounding fast, she gulped in air and peeked down. She was only up about fifteen feet with plenty more to go and although part of her was tempted to stop, she clenched her teeth and moved on.

Dom reached for the judge’s file next. Judge Butler appeared to have a sterling reputation. Too clean, in fact. Without a hint of a single skeleton, it made Dom instantly suspicious. It also made him wonder if he used his staff to hide the bones that had to exist somewhere. “All right, I’ve got them. ” “I’ve looked over the Guapo file and the file on Judge Butler. ” What he didn’t reveal was Joel’s suspicion that Judge Butler might be dirty. And he wouldn’t reveal it. Not to anyone. Not until he found out whether it was true or not.

Made her believe that everything would be okay. The next day, he’d broken things off, telling her they were both too young. She’d never had another boyfriend, he’d explained, and she needed to see other people before committing to one man. A week later, she’d found out she was pregnant. When she went to see him, he was out on a date with Penny Miller. She’d cried all the way home, certain he couldn’t have loved her. Not the way she’d loved him. And she’d gone looking for someone who would. When she met John Nolan, she’d believed he’d always put her first.

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