If you have read two of his previous novels, you will know that Trevor Strethmor, the commander considered as demi god by the heroine Susan Fletcher is the villain. If people in the authority starts thinking that they can bring'Greater good' with their superior ideas and sacrifice of people below them is in their cause only, they will inevitably bring mass destruction. The simple man with the faith in the religion and modesty can not cause such desrtuction
The pattern is same, the theme is not changed, yet the story is gripping. He always describes scientific laboratories and technology to the last details as the National Security Agency. His characters can be found among the general public as Greghole. He was misunderstood by Susan and did not believe him when he told thatTrevor pushed the tech. It always happens. The chabby comic looking boys are disbelieved by the girls due to their frank acceptance. Though they never intend to harm anybody. The all powerful talented heroes are very surreptious and in their admiration for their talents women miss the reality.The intellegent brave woman is always saved by the linguist hero always using the code breaking,but in this book additional imposed role of takling the criminal following him and investigator was played by David Becker. Story line is very intesting and gripping.