Good fiction books have a wonderful ability to transfer us to unique worlds. What is even more interesting is that although many people may read the same book, we all experience it differently based on our experiences. A combination of technology and ideology in thrillers creates a mesmerizing environment; it is the clash between two completely different phenomena that force each other to shine even brighter together. That is why they are so intriguing and addictive.
Here’s a list of 3 books to dig into worlds where technology and ideology collide to help us evaluate their impacts on our lives.
Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders by Sara Winokur
Geneticist Brynja Pálsdóttir mines the country’s controversial DNA database to crack the country’s toughest cases, the disappearance of her young brother two decades ago. Still wracked with guilt for losing sight of him that day, Brynja is stunned when a poem arrives with riddles as to his whereabouts. Along with her fiancé Ari Ketilsson, the prime minister, and her quirky childhood friend Stína, she deciphers the clues while trying in vain to suppress the visual auras that threaten her career as a forensic scientist.
Soon, her search is complicated by a series of threats—poems drawn from a medieval manuscript of Icelandic sagas—delivered to those in her inner circle. Each poem is a warning. One by one, the recipients fall ill and die, and the last is meant for her. She alone must summon the strength to navigate the twisted labyrinth of the poet’s mind and confront the dark secret buried in her family’s past.
Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders is a mystery thriller that will blow your mind. Get your copy today.
Angels in The Mist by Ryan Southwick
Anne Perrin is resigned to a life driven by adolescent trauma: a strict routine, no socializing (outside of the safety of her waitressing job), and no romantic relationships. When her cautious lifestyle lets the perfect partner slip through her fingers, Anne vows she won’t let it happen again and ventures into San Francisco to find happiness.
Her first night out in a decade becomes a nightmare when her date turns on her with sadistic intent. His nefarious plans for Anne are unexpectedly interrupted by a mysterious savior, Charlie. Smart, compassionate, and charming, Charlie is exactly the partner Anne has been looking for. And best of all, he likes her too.
Things go well between her and Charlie until an assailant with unexpected strength plunges Anne into a world she didn’t know existed — nor could have imagined. It’s where super-science and an eclectic group of extraordinary individuals may be the solution to Anne’s lifelong loneliness … and humanity’s only hope against an ancient threat. Angels in the Mist is now available on Amazon.
The Org by Scott Brody
When EcoPartyUSA member Marianne Wolfe is killed in a New York apartment, it sets off a chain of events that could put its leader, Lee Beloit, in the White House. The murder attracts attention to the tiny cultish political party dedicated to fighting the worsening global climate crisis.
The crisis is causing food shortages, deteriorating weather conditions, and growing panic. More people start listening to Beloit’s charismatic and powerful message, and suddenly their polling numbers and membership begin to surge. Seeing this, President Leo Pine sends his people to battle Beloit’s supporters on the streets. Beloit fights back, pushing his people to the breaking point, and decides it’s time to run for President as a Democrat.
The story follows Marianne’s ex-boyfriend James Roth and journalist Walt Jones, who are searching for her killers, and what they find could derail Beloit’s campaign. Realizing this, Beloit’s top lieutenant, Juan Garcia, decides it’s time for him to act and initiates a plan to silence any threats to the Beloit campaign once and for all. To find out what happens next, order The Org today.
Watch out, because after reading these books your life just may seem a little too boring!