Swarm

Artificial Intelligence Decodes End Time Prophecies

Fiction - Thriller - Conspiracy
434 Pages
Reviewed on 11/03/2020
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Author Biography

Guy Morris is a successful businessman, thought leader, adventurer, inventor, and published composer. During college, Guy was influenced by men of the Renaissance who were fluent in business, science, politics and the arts. After growing up on the streets, he earned graduate scholarships for his macroeconomic models, and awards as an early webisode pioneer.

With three degrees and thirty-six years of executive-level experience in high tech firms on government projects, Guy Morris thrillers bend the fine line between truth and fiction with a sardonic wit.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Swarm: Artificial Intelligence Decodes End Time Prophecies by Guy Morris is a deftly plotted and brilliantly written thriller that will entice fans of conspiracy and espionage. Derek Taylor is a fugitive hacker and contractor for the National Security Agency, using the name of a murdered friend to stay alive. His ties with a terrorist hacker group make him a primary target of an investigation by Lt. Jennifer Scott, who has political backing and resources. SLVIA is an AI program that escaped NSA Lawrence Laboratory and has never been recovered. Now, a Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) internet virus threatens national security and SLVIA warns Taylor about the breaking of the fifth seal of end-time prophecy. It means only one thing: impending doom. The stakes get higher when a dictator, the president of the United States, releases a defective AI weapon. Two people stand the chance of saving the world: Lt. Scott and Taylor. But can they work together while the impending danger grows stronger and SLVIA is at risk of annihilation?

Guy Morris has written a novel that is gripping and intense when it comes to the action and plot points. The characters are extraordinary and they are pulled from strong backgrounds, including the Joint Artificial Intelligence Command, the CIA, the US Senate and Congress, National Security, Artificial Intelligence Task Force, and many others. The writing is crisp and gorgeous, and I enjoyed the descriptions and how the author explores the intelligence and state of mind as well as the emotions of the characters. The author weaves details into the characters and the plot in a way that is fascinating. The vocabulary is rich and the imagery is exceptionally written. Swarm: Artificial Intelligence Decodes End Time Prophecies is cleverly plotted, gripping, featuring characters that are rock-solid and a conspiracy that feels real.

K.C. Finn

Swarm: When Artificial Intelligence Decodes End Time Prophecies is a work of fiction in the action and adventure, thriller and conspiracy sub-genres, and was penned by author Guy Morris. Written for adult audiences and containing some scenes of violence and the use of explicit language, this thrilling tale focuses on protagonist Derek Taylor, a wanted hacker who spends his time trying not to be investigated by the authorities, or hunted down by those who want him dead. But when a new AI virus sweeps the internet and threatens national security, Derek is pulled in by Lt. Jennifer Scott in an effort to save the world from not just the initial virus, but its apocalyptic consequences.

Author Guy Morris has crafted a superb tale of advanced weaponry, espionage and conspiracy which fans of the action and thriller genres are sure to adore. One of the most impressive features of the work is how balanced and well-paced the plot is, delivering intelligently penned, high-concept science fiction right alongside powerful action moments, dynamic conversation and Taylor’s expert prowess. Thanks to the attention to detail and cinematic style descriptions, the work feels highly immersive and realistic. I also enjoyed the developmental work that clearly went into Jennifer, making her so much more than the simple token woman seen in this genre so often. She and Taylor made a formidable and evenly-matched team against the visceral horrors which awaited them. Overall, I would certainly recommend Swarm for fans of conspiracy dramas at their very best.

Vincent Dublado

Swarm by Guy Morris is a heart-stopping thriller about AI technology, political conspiracy, cyber-technology, religion, and special weapons. SLVIA is a rogue military AI program with an interest in prophecy. Derek Taylor (formerly Cary Nolan) is a fugitive hacker who is on the run from arbitrary forces who want him dead. His connections with Spy Net Online (SNO), which is a group of hacker terrorists, put him under investigation. Lieutenant Jennifer Scott of Naval Intelligence is assigned to keep an eye on him. She is eager to make her own mark to avoid any comparison to her father. Having written a couple of research papers about the SNO, she will exhaust all means to prove herself. As the Chinese release an AI virus that threatens national security, SLVIA warns Derek of a prophetic biblical phase: the Fifth Seal has broken. Taylor must join forces with Lt. Scott to quell the virus before total destruction descends.

Guy Morris starts Swarm at a good pace and it ramps up as you are carried along when Taylor becomes a fugitive and Lt. Scott is getting deeper into her investigation. As Taylor tries to stay alive against getting tracked down and killed, Scott goes about her job and the unexpected turn of events has given them a choice to forge a partnership to prevent a high-tech act of terrorism. Swarm does its best to make sure that you care about the characters as demonstrated by their backgrounds that affect how they function in the present that they face. The prose is easy on the eye and the acronyms are generously introduced at the beginning of the story. The tech and biblical references help to flesh out the plot, and it will make you want to stick with the story from start to finish.