ISBN 9781447274384,The Kraken Project

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ISBN 9781447274384
Publisher

Pan Macmillan India

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781447274384

ISBN-10 1447274385
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Suspense and Thriller

The thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Impact'. NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unstable and dangerous, requiring the probe to be outfitted with artificial intelligence software. Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed 'Dorothy', a powerful, self-modifying AI whose potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the Internet.

Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to help track down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd search for Dorothy, they realize that her horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her in ways they can barely imagine. And they're not the only ones looking for the wayward program-the AI is also being pursued by a pair of wall street traders who want to capture her code and turn her into a high-speed trading bot.

Traumatized, angry and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy devises a plan. As the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a deserted house on the coast of Northern California, Ford faces the question-is rescuing Dorothy the right thing? Is the AI bent on saving the world or on wiping out the cancer that is humankind?

About the Author

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, has worked for the American Museum of Natural History and taught English at Princeton University. With his frequent collaborator, Lincoln Child, he has written many bestselling thrillers including Relic, which became a major motion picture, The Book of the Dead and Cemetery Dance. He is also the author of the bestselling The Codex, Tyrannosaur Canyon and Blasphemy.
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