BookBites: Psycho Thrillers, Moral Dilemmas, Dangers of Automation
"Burden of Proof"
by Davis Bunn
Three weeks after his twenty-third birthday, Ethan missed the chance to save his brother's life when he was murdered on the courthouse steps in Jacksonville, FL. Ever since, Ethan has sensed a deep disconnect between the man he should have been and the one he has become.
But when his brother's widow appears, asking for his help in uncovering what was really behind his brother's death, Ethan is stunned to hear that she and her late husband were involved in a much larger case than he knew -- one that threatens the global power structure. As Ethan joins the search for answers, he will enter into his own past -- and discover a means of redeeming his future. Purchase at https://amzn.to/3jqfoCR.
"The Dangers of Automation in Airliners"
by Jack Hersch
Automation in aviation can be a lifesaver, guiding a plane through stormy weather to a safe landing. Or it can be a murderer, crashing an aircraft and killing all on board in the mistaken belief that it is doing the right thing. Aviation automation has been pushed to its limits, with pilots increasingly relying on it. They began flight training with their hands on the throttle and yoke, and suddenly they were going hours without touching the controls. Are their skills eroding?
This book delves deeply into these questions. You'll be in the cockpits of doomed flights and watch pilots battling against automation run amok. The future of safe air travel depends on automation. This book tells its story. Purchase this book at https://amzn.to/3gCaW2h.
by D.M. Barr
"A psychological thriller with more than enough twists, turns, and misdirection."
Grace Pierrepoint Rendell has been treated for paranoia since childhood. When she secretly quits her meds, she begins to suspect that once her billionaire father passes, her husband will murder her for her inheritance.
Realizing no one will believe the ravings of a supposed psychotic, she devises a creative plan -- she will write a novel with the heroine in the same circumstances, thus subtly exposing her husband's scheme. She hires author Lynn Andrews to help, but when Lynn is murdered, Grace is standing over the remains. Can she publish her manuscript before she is accused of homicide, or killed herself? Purchase at https://amzn.to/2YKLWj8.
"Who Am I"
by J.R. Penna
"Filled with emotion, compassion, and understanding." Rita, a successful real estate agent in her 30's. Rose, a naive 14-year-old teenager. Both unexpectedly pregnant with a life-altering decision to make. Through their chance encounter, their lives become tragically intertwined.
An absorbing narrative, addressing a controversial issue, and compelling in its spiritual, psychological, and economic depth. Rita's inner journey meets with the ideas of Gnostics, Buddhists, profound criticism of conventional Christianity, and the powerful psychological insights into the origin of self-destructiveness. The moral complexities of the issue of abortion are also explored. You'll find yourself caring deeply for the characters. An impressive literary achievement. Purchase this book at https://amzn.to/2EtfT0l.
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