What happens when two diametrically opposed women are thrown into the den of an autistic but brilliant physics engineer? The fun starts when Dillon Richard, a man with zero experience with women finds both of these women interested in him. Rachel Meyers is an independent spirit, a biophysicist who has developed a quantum computer that could forever change the world. She is hired to work with Dillon to combine their talents to bring this computer to market.
Keryn Wills writes mysteries. She is also part-time financial officer at CypherQuanta, the same company for which Dillon and Rachel are working. Problem is, Keryn finds herself in the unwanted position of competing against the quirky, vivacious Rachel for Dillon's attention. Yet, despite her increasing jealousy, Keryn's job is to keep Dillon and Rachel together, and focused, so they can finish the quantum computer, which their company is depending on for their financial future.
However, it soon becomes apparent that their secret project has been discovered. Dillon's lab is vandalized. Grant O'Connell, their boss at CypherQuanta is acting uncharacteristically. As financial officer, Keryn knows their entire future depends on getting this project to market. Who has learned about the quantum computer? Before long, Keryn, Dillon and Rachel realize that not only is this project in jeopardy, but their lives very well may be in danger, too. And soon they are on the run. The thing is, they don't know who they are running from. And they don't know who they can trust. Not even the government.
This is a fantastic read. I'm certainly no physicist, but no special education needed to enjoy this one. Randall Ingermanson, himself a physicist, has created an intricate puzzle and fitting the pieces together will keep you occupied to the very last. As the tension mounts, Ingermanson manages to inject some fun moments as we watch Dillon try to learn about women and understand his attraction to both Rachel and Keryn, for totally different reasons. The two are nothing alike.
DOUBLE VISION had me turning the pages trying to find a good place to stop so I could go to sleep. Hard to find one. You'll love Dillon while you want to shake him at the same time, and you'll find yourself cheering for both Rachel and Keryn, curiously swapping your loyalties from one to the other throughout the story. Good reading-and great writing!
Peggy Phifer ©2004