Monday, April 9, 2012
Crown of Creation
I obtained Crown of Creation by Robert Arias from Smashwords thanks to a special free book promotion. The story is set in the year 2026. The U.S.A. is now only east of the Mississippi and the Republic of Franklin is to the west. Detective Adam Henry originally worked with computers in Philadelphia. ATW (after the war) he moved to Colorado, studied law and became a policeman and then a detective. He is skiing with a friend in Telluride, Colorado when a man goes down in front of him. The man is taken to the hospital and later dies. The dead man is identified as Ralph DeMarco and is from the Philadelphia area. Two of his friends who were staying in Colorado go home suddenly before they even find out he died. Adam is sent back east to investigate. There is a group called the "Crown of Creation" which was named after a song by Jefferson Airplane that is considered a terrorist group. In fact, the Pruitts who were the friends of the dead man, mention that the "Crown of Creation" may have followed them to the west. Two computer firms are later bombed. Is there a connection between the bombings and the death and the terrorist group? Will the "Crown of Creation" group be stopped? I do not wish to give anything away. I enjoyed reading this book. AS a trekker, I will admit that I did like the idea that there should have been communication devies as those on Star Trek Uniforms. I was not a follower of groups as Jefferson Airplane and am thus not familiar with their work. The differences between the west and the east are brought out nicely and one would prefer to be in the Republic of Franklin vs the east just from the describtions.