Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
I love speculative fiction. I love a good thriller. Sometimes it seems I haven’t seen the two genres combined into a great book since cyber punk exploded onto the scene. The Infinet by John Akers is such a book and it is great. I find it hard to imagine where the world we live in will take us sometimes. I find it hard to put the future into coherent pieces that make sense. John Akers does these two things brilliantly, and the result is a masterpiece. The result is The Infinet. It is rich in detail, both human and technological, and Akers combines them into a seamless whole. I was blown away and sometimes more than a little afraid. This is when I knew that I was reading a winner.
No book, whether it’s about the future, or the past, will keep you reading if the characters are not well written and sympathetic. John Akers nailed this. He writes about brilliant people operating at the top rungs of science, technology, and society. They can be arrogant, but the best ones realize that there are always smarter people around. This describes the protagonist of The Infinet, Orestes Pax. I like him. I understood him and I cared about him. The other characters in The Infinet are as deftly drawn. John Akers has a talent for it. The plot is superb, though we are on the edge of science in the near future, and the motivations and machinations are understandable. People want what they want, in any day and age. I love books like this, books that help us sort out the future and hopefully make it better. The Infinet is well thought out and well written.