Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dark Digital Sky by Carac Allison (Dark Pantheon #1)

Dark Digital Sky
by Carac Allison

My rating: 4.5 stars

Series: Dark Pantheon - Book 1
Publication Date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Crime Planet Press
Genre: Adult drama/mystery
Print Length: 302 pages
Available from: Amazon

Synopsis:

LA Private Investigator Chalk is hired to find three adult sons a Hollywood mogul fathered through a sperm bank many years before. United, the three half brothers discover they share a desire to be warriors. They plan a heist to prove they are worthy of enlisting with a paramilitary leader who has taken both a name and a mad inspiration from Kubrick’s dark satire Dr. Strangelove. General Ripper’s forces begin by robbing pharmaceutical warehouses and then mailing the stolen prescription drugs to America’s veterans. They escalate to kidnapping video game designers and broadcasting their deaths. The ensuing chaos builds toward a culminating drone attack that will forever prove Ripper's warning that graphics have made warriors terrorists.

Dark Digital Sky (Dark Pantheon Series Book 1)My Review
Dark Digital Sky by Carac Allison 

Are you one of those “old time” mystery lovers, the ones who love the dark and edgy feel of the private investigator who digs and digs and digs some more? Take a look at Chalk, the modern day, computer savvy, PI with a few issues, a tumultuous past and a nose for detail. When Chalk is asked to find three grown sons of a wealthy and influential man for a ridiculous sum of money, its looks to be a much needed cash cow. But therein lies the rub, this billionaire was a sperm donor at a prestigious donor bank, and the hunt begins. Of course, he tracks down these “sons,” but something isn’t right, and all three of these men have serious issues of grandiose, together they become a triad of evil intent, wanting to be warriors for an underground military group headed by the mysterious General Ripper. (Cue the organ) There is more to this than an old man’s wish to have heirs, and Chalk just can’t let it. Hacking away at his computer, beating the streets, and covering a lot of ground, he uncovers more than even he imagined. But will anyone listen to him? His past associates look at him with a skeptical eye, so now what? Is there a link between technology, gaming and a possible attack on the world?

Dark Digital Sky by debut author Carac Allison is like stepping into a mystery from long ago, dark, shadowed and full of attitude and bravado, but he cleverly updates his version with intense computer knowledge, from hacking to gaming to super spyware, until there is no doubt that you are still in contemporary times. Add a few drugs, alcohol and the stage is set for one hardened PI to face off against the underbelly of life and the many faces of evil.

Mr. Allison has created an extremely detailed and twisted world where the scenes never slow and the action goes on and on, whether its mental or physical. There is grit galore and attitude to spare. His main character, Chalk, is no super hero, he is flawed, has been disgraced, but stands by his idea of right and wrong and is as tenacious as a rat on cheese. Looks to be a great mystery series to follow!

I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.4.5 stars

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