The hunt is on for the elusive M.O.D., which I'll divulge because the author, J.C. Allen, gives it away early on: Maintaining Our Democracy.
This book is not just hi-tech, it's on the cutting edge, as FBI agent Sheelia Tanner, and pretty much the entire government, pursue M.O.D and his people, who are intent on toppling the government and dedicated to giving the country back to the people.
Young FBI agent Scott Carver joins the M.O.D. endeavor when he comes to realize that it's a noble cause which harks back to the founding father's vision of what the U.S.A. should be, politically and socially, sans corruption and greedy politicians and businessmen.
Try as they might, the government cannot get to first base in locating the hiding place of some pretty heavy stolen military machinery, and tracing M.O.D himself.
The plot twists nicely when the government employs a former rival and enemy of M.O.D who has some tricks up his own sleeve.
Author J.C. Allen is at ease at the helm, while he navigates the intriguing innards of technology. If you are engrossed by the cogs and wheels of hi-tech machinery, then he will engage you in this intelligently written and smoothly executed novel.
The characters are contemporary and sophisticated. The dialogue is breezy and believable.
I found the premise a bit preachy on the current ills of our political and social systems. But that's just the premise, and not the thrust of the novel.
I'm giving M.O.D. four stars. While hi-tech stories are not my meat, I can see how it is an intriguing read for those who enjoy this type of story.
Jean Kilczer Author