Reviewed by Essien Asian for Readers' Favorite
A seemingly innocent acceptance of an invitation by agents of the FBI lands Tara Chai in a world of trouble. She finds herself on the run, unaware of the identity of the people looking to eliminate her. She has inadvertently stumbled on a plot so sinister it will rock the very foundations of America's centuries-old democracy. This shadowy organization will stop at nothing to make sure no one will stand between them and their nefarious objective. Tara's only support comes from the equally mysterious individual known only by his Dark Web name, Bootstrapper. With intrigue, espionage, and a helping of some comedy, Randall Jarmon's Tara and Bootstrapper promises to entertain.
Tara and Bootstrapper is a dystopian science fiction novel by Randall Jarmon. The storyline is unique in the sense that it does not follow the sequence of what I would call a conspiracy story. The characters are quite entertaining, their flowery code names adding flavor to their conversations thereby giving the story a certain authenticity. The attention to detail is impressive, and following Bootstrapper as he goes into the details behind hacking a government drone is quite the read. Randall Jarmon has no issues combining elements of Christian culture in this story without detracting from the original storyline, all this with a tinge of romance that only an astute reader will grasp, so top marks for ingenuity there. Tara and Bootstrapper is an impressive novel, with a storyline suitable for all readers irrespective of age or orientation. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.