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Like millions of people around the world, Jeremy Logan (famed enigmalogist, or investigator of unexplained things) has grown to rely on his incredible new tech device. Made by Chrysalis, the global multi-billion-dollar tech company, the small optical device connects people in a stunning new way, tapping into virtual reality for the first time on a wide scale. And yet, when Like millions of people around the world, Jeremy Logan (famed enigmalogist, or investigator of unexplained things) has grown to rely on his incredible new tech device. Made by Chrysalis, the global multi-billion-dollar tech company, the small optical device connects people in a stunning new way, tapping into virtual reality for the first time on a wide scale. And yet, when Logan is summoned by Chrysalis to investigate a disturbing anomaly in the massive new product rollout, Logan is shocked to see the true scope of the massive company. He also quickly realizes that something in Chrysalis’s technology is very wrong, and could be potentially devastating. The question is what, and where is the danger coming from? In Lincoln Child’s wildly inventive new novel, high tech comes to life alongside the myriad dangers it poses, making for one of Child’s most infectious, entertaining thrillers to date


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Like millions of people around the world, Jeremy Logan (famed enigmalogist, or investigator of unexplained things) has grown to rely on his incredible new tech device. Made by Chrysalis, the global multi-billion-dollar tech company, the small optical device connects people in a stunning new way, tapping into virtual reality for the first time on a wide scale. And yet, when Like millions of people around the world, Jeremy Logan (famed enigmalogist, or investigator of unexplained things) has grown to rely on his incredible new tech device. Made by Chrysalis, the global multi-billion-dollar tech company, the small optical device connects people in a stunning new way, tapping into virtual reality for the first time on a wide scale. And yet, when Logan is summoned by Chrysalis to investigate a disturbing anomaly in the massive new product rollout, Logan is shocked to see the true scope of the massive company. He also quickly realizes that something in Chrysalis’s technology is very wrong, and could be potentially devastating. The question is what, and where is the danger coming from? In Lincoln Child’s wildly inventive new novel, high tech comes to life alongside the myriad dangers it poses, making for one of Child’s most infectious, entertaining thrillers to date

30 review for Chrysalis

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    3.5⭐ I have good news and I have bad news. The good news, Jeremy Logan #6 can be read as a standalone thriller. The bad news, what the heck did I just read? I went into this one blind. I've read three books in this series and I thought I knew what to expect, some science, supernatural, myth, and legend. Chrysalis is a bumpy reading experience. An Alexa-type device with a sleek design that goes around your ear. It'll integrate with your other devices and provides virtual reality experience. A new O 3.5⭐ I have good news and I have bad news. The good news, Jeremy Logan #6 can be read as a standalone thriller. The bad news, what the heck did I just read? I went into this one blind. I've read three books in this series and I thought I knew what to expect, some science, supernatural, myth, and legend. Chrysalis is a bumpy reading experience. An Alexa-type device with a sleek design that goes around your ear. It'll integrate with your other devices and provides virtual reality experience. A new Omega version is about to go live when people associated with the company are dying from "health" related issues. A demand for a billion dollars was made by an unknown identity before they will start killing a thousand Omega customers. The corporation seeks Jeremy Logan, an enigmalogist to help investigate and stop additional deaths. Lincoln Child's writing is top-notch, the plot itself is fascinating and the near-future tech, I feel is very plausible. What didn't work for me was the tech/med jargon. It took away some fun because I understood two third of the story. I really wish I could appreciate it more than I did. The ending was awesome and perfect for the story.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Blaine

    It was time to look at the answers they did have. Because his watch had ticked down to thirty-nine hours, and if nothing was done this particular chrysalis would soon metamorphose into something out of a nightmare.Chrysalis, a global multi-billion-dollar tech company, is preparing to roll out the next phase of their Google Glass-like device, one that promises to move the world into virtual reality. But when Chrysalis’s board members start dying, they hire the self-styled “Enigmalogist,” Jeremy L It was time to look at the answers they did have. Because his watch had ticked down to thirty-nine hours, and if nothing was done this particular chrysalis would soon metamorphose into something out of a nightmare.Chrysalis, a global multi-billion-dollar tech company, is preparing to roll out the next phase of their Google Glass-like device, one that promises to move the world into virtual reality. But when Chrysalis’s board members start dying, they hire the self-styled “Enigmalogist,” Jeremy Logan—who is famous (perhaps infamous) for investigating unexplained phenomena—to figure how and why the deaths are happening. Chrysalis is the latest thriller starring Jeremy Logan, and it’s an improvement over the last several. While the plot is occasionally advanced by Logan’s spidey-sense, for the most part it is an effective, traditional story of corporate espionage and extortion with a theme about the dangers of technology. The climax of the story is imaginative one, though admittedly a strange one, that involves virtual reality. Overall, it’s a good story and a nice rebound for this series. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Faith

    A technology company on the verge of releasing an amazing new product hires Jeremy Logan to investigate some mysterious deaths. Logan is a college professor, famous for solving unusual problems. I find virtual reality confusing, and the plot of this book was convoluted. Nevertheless, I managed to follow enough of the VR stuff to make the book enjoyable. (There was a fair amount of technobabble however.) The book was fast paced and I like Logan, who actually seems intelligent and capable without A technology company on the verge of releasing an amazing new product hires Jeremy Logan to investigate some mysterious deaths. Logan is a college professor, famous for solving unusual problems. I find virtual reality confusing, and the plot of this book was convoluted. Nevertheless, I managed to follow enough of the VR stuff to make the book enjoyable. (There was a fair amount of technobabble however.) The book was fast paced and I like Logan, who actually seems intelligent and capable without being obnoxious about it. Although this book is part of a series it can be read as a standalone.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stewart Tame

    As a long time fan of Child's work, both separately and in collaboration with Douglas Preston, I'm not even going to pretend to be objective. Chrysalis takes place an unspecified number of years in the future. I say this mostly because of the level of computer tech on display in this story. We're not there yet, but we can definitely see it coming. Everyone's favorite enigmalogist, Jeremy Logan, is summoned to a top secret meeting at an undisclosed location that is certainly Not Even Slightly Base As a long time fan of Child's work, both separately and in collaboration with Douglas Preston, I'm not even going to pretend to be objective. Chrysalis takes place an unspecified number of years in the future. I say this mostly because of the level of computer tech on display in this story. We're not there yet, but we can definitely see it coming. Everyone's favorite enigmalogist, Jeremy Logan, is summoned to a top secret meeting at an undisclosed location that is certainly Not Even Slightly Based On Google HQ. Someone has apparently hacked the unhackable, and the company's latest VR product rollout may have lethal consequences. As always, I'm fascinated by how Child is able to blur the line between reality and science fiction. His books are juuuuuust slightly across the line into unreal territory. It's as if he constructs a standard thriller, and then adjusts a single dial just one click more … Chrysalis is a tautly constructed thriller. The action moves along at a brisk pace. It's definitely a page-turner, and will keep you guessing right up until the end. Highly recommended!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Diana Curran

    Absolutely one of my favorite authors. Absolutely one of my favorite series. Absolutely no idea what was happening most of the time. Let Jeremy go after Big Foot or the Loch Ness monster next time.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anthony Strong

    Jeremy Logan is back in Chrysalis, the sixth book in the long-running series featuring the intriguing enigmalogist, that began back in 2007 with the novel, Deep Storm. This time, Logan is called to the Chrysalis Advanced Research Center, a high-tech campus hidden away in a remote corner of the Berkshires. Something is very wrong at the facility, which produces a high-tech virtual reality device known as Omega, which has all but become ubiquitous with millions around the world relying on the futu Jeremy Logan is back in Chrysalis, the sixth book in the long-running series featuring the intriguing enigmalogist, that began back in 2007 with the novel, Deep Storm. This time, Logan is called to the Chrysalis Advanced Research Center, a high-tech campus hidden away in a remote corner of the Berkshires. Something is very wrong at the facility, which produces a high-tech virtual reality device known as Omega, which has all but become ubiquitous with millions around the world relying on the futuristic gadget. But things are not all they seem Chrysalis. People associated with the company are dying, and even though there appears to be no common denominator between the tragedies, Logan is suspicious. Because Chrysalis is in the midst of launching the next generation of virtual-reality devices. Could there be a connection between the deaths and the fancy new VR interfaces? In his new novel, Chrysalis, Lincoln Child deviates from the supernatural roots of the Jeremy Logan series and veers squarely into the dangers of the modern high-tech world, where everyone is linked to everyone else. Could one bad actor manipulate these global connections for their own nefarious purposes? I have enjoyed the other five books in the series, and this new installment is a welcome addition. My only slight disappointment was that I felt it strayed a little from Logan’s supernatural roots. That said, the novel barreled along at a fast pace and held my interest throughout. Logan is an interesting character who reminds me a little of a less serious Robert Langdon. I hope we will see Logan again in the near future, continuing his supernatural journey. In the meantime, if you haven’t read the other books in the Jeremy Logan series, consider giving them a go before you arrive at Chrysalis. If you have devoured them already, you will enjoy spending some more time with the famed enigmalogist and getting to know him just a little better. All in all, a solid entry in the series which I hope will continue for many more books.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    OK so I’m really not sure who the intended audience was for this novel but it definitely wasnt for us loyal fans of the Jeremy Logan series. Was this even written by Lincoln Child? Because “Child, please!” What happened to Jeremy Logan‘s Mickey Mouse watch or is aversion to technology and adoration for keeping things very simple. The story was so highly technical that most of the content went far & over my head. I’m grateful I was able to read this through audio because if in print it definitely OK so I’m really not sure who the intended audience was for this novel but it definitely wasnt for us loyal fans of the Jeremy Logan series. Was this even written by Lincoln Child? Because “Child, please!” What happened to Jeremy Logan‘s Mickey Mouse watch or is aversion to technology and adoration for keeping things very simple. The story was so highly technical that most of the content went far & over my head. I’m grateful I was able to read this through audio because if in print it definitely would have been slammed closed and thrown across the room. This was a frustrating read that felt more like a reference text than the supernatural thriller we’re used to. Child, What happened here?

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dian Beatty

    This time around Jeremy Logan, renowned enigmalogist has gotten involved in a case so complicated and convoluted with corporate espionage, high-tech virtual reality, a computer AI system that no normal person could possibly understand, and murder. Lots of murder. I was disappointed in this installment. I couldn’t connect with the plot of the characters because I was so busy just trying to understand what the hell was going on.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Steven

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for gifting me an advanced copy. I really enjoy the Jeremy Logan series. It's a lot of fun. This one wasn't quite as good as the others I've read in the series. I think I just wasn't as invested in the technology that made up the premise of the novel, nor did I connect with any of the characters all that much. That said, the story was entertaining, action-packed, and a fast read, so this one got three and a half stars rounded up. Recommended for fans of techno Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for gifting me an advanced copy. I really enjoy the Jeremy Logan series. It's a lot of fun. This one wasn't quite as good as the others I've read in the series. I think I just wasn't as invested in the technology that made up the premise of the novel, nor did I connect with any of the characters all that much. That said, the story was entertaining, action-packed, and a fast read, so this one got three and a half stars rounded up. Recommended for fans of technothrillers or Pendergast/Lincoln and Child.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller

    Jeremy Logan, one of Lincoln Child’s most unique protagonists, is an enigmalogist --- an investigator of unexplained things. In his latest mission, CHRYSALIS, he will be asked to help with a situation that might be out of his normal realm of strength but one that he still finds fascinating. However, if he doesn’t succeed, the results could have a devastating effect on the world as we know it. Randall Pike and Wing Kaupei are at the base of a glacier in Alaska taking important samples. As Randall Jeremy Logan, one of Lincoln Child’s most unique protagonists, is an enigmalogist --- an investigator of unexplained things. In his latest mission, CHRYSALIS, he will be asked to help with a situation that might be out of his normal realm of strength but one that he still finds fascinating. However, if he doesn’t succeed, the results could have a devastating effect on the world as we know it. Randall Pike and Wing Kaupei are at the base of a glacier in Alaska taking important samples. As Randall is discussing the results while they’re packing up, Wing suddenly attacks him with an ax and drives him into a gorge to his death. Eight months later, at a board meeting in New York City for Chrysalis Film Studios, producer Russell Spearman is discussing the use of the latest technology they’re utilizing on an upcoming superhero movie when he suddenly collapses on the glass table and impales himself on one of the many large shards, ending his life. Here we have two random, violent incidents and enough to alarm the global multibillion-dollar tech company, Chrysalis. They call in Jeremy Logan for his perspective and to prevent further damage. His primary contact is General Counsel Claire Asperton, who gives him extremely high clearance at the company. With Logan there, they receive an anonymous message: Spearman Was the First. No Accident. The Second Will Drop the Day After Tomorrow. The second does literally drop as board member Piers Bridger’s plane falls from the sky after a health issue while flying. Logan discovers that Bridger had a medical implant designed by the company BioCertain, one of Chrysalis’s subsidiaries, for his bad knee. Although he doesn’t see anything terribly suspicious at BioCertain, Logan learns not only about Spearman’s implant, but that the company has been demonstrating implants with their customers for use with some of their virtual reality products. It has now become apparent that whoever murdered Spearman and Bridger, as well as other board members in different ways, are now threatening to kill random end users with implants that they’re controlling. This is a nightmare that will destroy Chrysalis, as well as their product rollouts, not to mention countless lives. Logan and the security team realize that it’s not just hackers doing this and that there must be at least one person on the inside helping to set this up. It was already obvious that someone was controlling Wing Kaupei based on her behavior in Alaska, and she is now inside the Chrysalis Tower. But she is far from the only threat who will stop at nothing to see that this deadly agenda is carried out. CHRYSALIS is such a different type of thriller for Lincoln Child and so unlike the previous five installments in the series that it makes for a truly interesting read. The virtual reality scenes are something else and reminded me at times of some moments in the film Ant-Man. Is there no problem that Jeremy Logan can’t handle? Reviewed by Ray Palen

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    Hhhmmm…..not a big fan. I tuned so much out and then a story line would hook me back in. But honestly I was bored much of the time.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Marcia Ryan

    I was so disappointed in this book. First of all, I really didn’t understand lots of the terminology. Secondly, unlike other Jeremy Logan books, it just did not excite me enough to finish it. I hope Lincoln Chold will read these reviews and take them to heart. He is an outstanding author, but this is definitely not one of his best books.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Nellie Neeman

    Tried but couldn't stick with it. Tried but couldn't stick with it.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nate

    Convoluted and boring - I'm giving it two stars for an interesting setting and the use of Blockchain as a plot device. Convoluted and boring - I'm giving it two stars for an interesting setting and the use of Blockchain as a plot device.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Cory

    Was really excited for this book, and was definitely disappointed, just like the last Pendergast novel. Seriously doubt I'm going to buy these book series in the future. Was really excited for this book, and was definitely disappointed, just like the last Pendergast novel. Seriously doubt I'm going to buy these book series in the future.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bertha

    Enigmalogist and investigator Jeremy Logan strays from his usual environment into a technological futuristic world. Virtual reality and artificial intelligence are a major part of the production of corporate Chrysalis which also includes medical devices, more research avenues being explored, and a creatively envisioned workplace with super smart scientists. But something is rotten. Can Logan help the team which called him in figure out what is happening before potential disaster becomes extreme Enigmalogist and investigator Jeremy Logan strays from his usual environment into a technological futuristic world. Virtual reality and artificial intelligence are a major part of the production of corporate Chrysalis which also includes medical devices, more research avenues being explored, and a creatively envisioned workplace with super smart scientists. But something is rotten. Can Logan help the team which called him in figure out what is happening before potential disaster becomes extreme ? This one will cause mind twist and brain burn. The characters are well written. The plot is intriguing. The writing style leads to quick page turning. Definitely a thriller. Perhaps not my favorite by this author, yet still very worth reading. Can you imagine ?? What if ?? When ??

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    Not my favorite book of the series. However, it is fairly believable, given the way people are so reliant on their phones now and so eager to upgrade to the next and better model. Jeremy is called into help out a giant business when it receives threatening emails about their newest phone that is ready to roll out. The blackmailer wants a billion dollars in ransom and is willing to, and does, kill several people as a way to prove they mean what they say. Can he figure out what is going on and del Not my favorite book of the series. However, it is fairly believable, given the way people are so reliant on their phones now and so eager to upgrade to the next and better model. Jeremy is called into help out a giant business when it receives threatening emails about their newest phone that is ready to roll out. The blackmailer wants a billion dollars in ransom and is willing to, and does, kill several people as a way to prove they mean what they say. Can he figure out what is going on and delete the virus from the phones before more than 1000 people die because they used the newest model? There is a lot of virtual reality information in the story, since that will probably be the way things are headed now.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Compared to their other books, this one just did not captivate me! Preston & Child lovers can comfortably skip this one without missing out on anything.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Denis

    always reading anything Lincoln Child writes. This is his latest and it doesn't disappoint. always reading anything Lincoln Child writes. This is his latest and it doesn't disappoint.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    The sixth in the Jeremy Logan series by Lincoln Child...Somehow, I skipped over number five and "Chrysalis" has put it again on my radar... Jeremy Logan is labeled as an "enigmalogist," or investigator of unexplained things and in "Chrysalis," he brought into an investigation of a blackmail scheme directed at an important tech company on the verge of introducing world shattering Virtual Reality technology, plagued by unexpected deaths...Wildly fun read!!! The sixth in the Jeremy Logan series by Lincoln Child...Somehow, I skipped over number five and "Chrysalis" has put it again on my radar... Jeremy Logan is labeled as an "enigmalogist," or investigator of unexplained things and in "Chrysalis," he brought into an investigation of a blackmail scheme directed at an important tech company on the verge of introducing world shattering Virtual Reality technology, plagued by unexpected deaths...Wildly fun read!!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    This was an interesting exploration of what Virtual Reality might look like in the near future. Of course it has all the usual ingredients of greed and murder mixed in as well to spice things up and make things interesting.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ray Palen

    Lincoln Child has one of the most unique protagonist’s in any recurring series with Jeremy Logan who works as an enigmalogist, or investigator of unexplained things. In his latest mission CHRYSALIS he will be asked to help solve a situation that might be out of his normal realm of strength but one that he still finds fascinating. The trouble is that if he is unable to fix things the results could have a devastating effect on the world we know. Randall Pike and Wing Kaupei are at the base of a gla Lincoln Child has one of the most unique protagonist’s in any recurring series with Jeremy Logan who works as an enigmalogist, or investigator of unexplained things. In his latest mission CHRYSALIS he will be asked to help solve a situation that might be out of his normal realm of strength but one that he still finds fascinating. The trouble is that if he is unable to fix things the results could have a devastating effect on the world we know. Randall Pike and Wing Kaupei are at the base of a glacier in Alaska taking important samples. As Randall is discussing the results while they are packing up, Wing suddenly attacks him with an ax and drives him into a gorge to his death. Eight months later at a meeting in NYC of the board for Chrysalis Studios, Chairman Russell Spearman is discussing the use of the latest technology they are utilizing on an upcoming hit super-hero movie when he suddenly falls into the glass boardroom table to be skewered on one of the many large shards of glass as he tragically dies. Two random, violent events --- even though no one knows about the attack in Alaska, only the death of Randall Pike --- and enough to alarm the global multibillion-dollar tech company, Chrysalis. They call in Dr. Jeremy Logan for his perspective and to prevent further damage. His primary contact is General Counsel Claire Asperton who gives him extremely high clearance at Chrysalis. The organization has been rolling out new products in phases with a Venture product released the previous year and current efforts working towards Omega --- with hope of Phase Two, Omega Voyager to follow as they continue to leverage their virtual reality platform. With Logan there, they suddenly get a strange message: Spearman was the first. No accident. The Second Will Drop the Day After Tomorrow. The second did literally drop, from the sky, as Board member Piers Bridger had his plane fall from the sky after a health issue while flying. Logan learns that Bridger had a medical implant designed by a company called BioCertain, one of Chrysalis’ subsidiaries, for his bad knee. Logan asks to visit BioCertain at once. He doesn’t see anything terribly suspicious, other than learning that not only did Spearman have an implant for health issues but that the company also had been demonstrating implants with countless numbers of customers across the company for use with some of their virtual reality products. It has now become apparent that whoever killed Spearman and Bridger, as well as other Board members in different ways, were now threatening to kill random end users with implants that they were controlling. This was a nightmare that would destroy Chrysalis as well as their product roll-outs, let alone the body count involved. Logan and the Security team realize that it’s not just hackers doing this and that there must be someone or several people on the inside helping to set this up. It was already apparent that someone was controlling Wing Kaupei based on her behavior in Alaska, and she was now inside the Chrysalis tower --- but she is far from the only threat who will stop at nothing to see that this deadly agenda is met. CHRYSALIS is such a different type of thriller and so unlike the rest of the Jeremy Logan series that it really made for a unique and interesting read. The virtual reality scenes are something else and reminded at times of some of the moments in the film ‘Ant-Man.’ Is there no problem Jeremy Logan cannot handle? Reviewed by Ray Palen for Book Reporter

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lori L (She Treads Softly)

    Chrysalis by Lincoln Child is a very highly recommended techno thriller and the sixth novel featuring enigmalogist, Jeremy Logan. Jeremy Logan is an enigmalogist, or, as he explains it, he is an investigator of unexplained things or solves problems nobody has encountered before. Jeremy has been called by Chrysalis, the global multi-billion dollar tech company, to investigate a threat to the update rollout of a major update of its product. They make optical devices that use virtual reality on a wi Chrysalis by Lincoln Child is a very highly recommended techno thriller and the sixth novel featuring enigmalogist, Jeremy Logan. Jeremy Logan is an enigmalogist, or, as he explains it, he is an investigator of unexplained things or solves problems nobody has encountered before. Jeremy has been called by Chrysalis, the global multi-billion dollar tech company, to investigate a threat to the update rollout of a major update of its product. They make optical devices that use virtual reality on a wide scale. It appears, after an anonymous message is sent, that the death of a board member was not an accident and can be attributed to their newest version of the Omega product. This is quickly followed by the death of two more board members. Logan arrives at the facility of Chrysalis and meets with the legal counsel and various executives, which culminates with his receiving complete authority to investigate and ask questions of anyone in the facility. The fear is that someone has program the Omega to kill its users. Logan must use all his intelligence and skills to figure out what is happening and who is killing board members while threatening to kill more. As expected, Chrysalis is expertly written, with a well researched and intricate plot. Child brings to life the high tech world behind the creation of the Omega VR device and their medical implants. The tension and intrigue is palpable as Logan's investigation evolves and he scrutinizes all areas of the tech company. Expect a lot of tech-talk in this one as that is the focus of the story and the direction of the future. At this point, fans of the series know Logan and his previous cases, but Chrysalis can be read as a standalone novel. Logan is introduced along with a host of other characters as the investigation unfolds. Long time readers of the series will enjoy this latest addition. 4.5 rounded up Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Knopf Doubleday via NetGalley. http://www.shetreadssoftly.com/2022/0...

  24. 4 out of 5

    Richard West

    This is the 6th in Lincoln Child's Jeremy Logan series and is, at least for me, the most disappointing. It may have something to do with the fact I'm not a member of the computer generation, don't know a whole lot about them and had to keep looking up terms as I went along because I didn't have the slightest idea what the terminology used referred to, but knew it had to be important because it was in the narrative! Add to the that the fact it concerns virtual reality (at least I didn't have to l This is the 6th in Lincoln Child's Jeremy Logan series and is, at least for me, the most disappointing. It may have something to do with the fact I'm not a member of the computer generation, don't know a whole lot about them and had to keep looking up terms as I went along because I didn't have the slightest idea what the terminology used referred to, but knew it had to be important because it was in the narrative! Add to the that the fact it concerns virtual reality (at least I didn't have to look that one up) and, in comparison to the other novels in the series, it just fell flat since virtual reality is another one of those things I'm not really all that interested in - I have enough problems with actual reality!! Once you get past all the computer-speak and gobbledygook, you have a darn good novel about the dangers of what could happen if the bad guys managed to sabotage the roll-out of a new piece of virtual reality equipment and the possible consequences. Naturally, in the end, the good guys win, but at a large cost in human life which seemingly doesn't matter because the people are still available to interact with virtually. In other words, human life is cheap in this new computerized, virtual reality world. Not for everyone, but the computer geeks will surely enjoy it because they won't have to spend hours looking up terminology. For those who aren't computer geeks, depending upon your outlook on things, it could still be a worthwhile read, or you might want to read something that isn't so technically inspired.

  25. 4 out of 5

    susan mcgrath

    I'm a big fan of Lincoln Child who has written, sometimes together with Douglas Preston, some of the greatest, most imaginative books I've ever read. However, this one just didn't cut it. Did you ever get the feeling that an author starts out with a great premise but just doesn't know where to take it? Toward the end of the book I was reminded of the 1966 sci-fi groundbreaker "The Fantastic Voyage" (think Raquel Welsh, Stephen Boyd and others in white scuba gear blasting blood clots with ray guns I'm a big fan of Lincoln Child who has written, sometimes together with Douglas Preston, some of the greatest, most imaginative books I've ever read. However, this one just didn't cut it. Did you ever get the feeling that an author starts out with a great premise but just doesn't know where to take it? Toward the end of the book I was reminded of the 1966 sci-fi groundbreaker "The Fantastic Voyage" (think Raquel Welsh, Stephen Boyd and others in white scuba gear blasting blood clots with ray guns - strange, yes, but remember it was over 50 years ago.) It seems as if the author tried to blend these mini-peeps of the 60's with today's virtual reality and it just didn't work. And if you've never seen Fantastic Voyage, give it a try. You may be amused by the not-so-special effects, but you won't be disappointed.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Irene

    Chrysalis by Lincoln Child The premise of this book is intriguing and thought-provoking. Jeremy Logan is a unique character. The public's addiction to technology and what the future holds are both conceivable. The technical descriptions, although fascinating at times, detracted from the primary story. There was just a overload of information. Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book. Chrysalis by Lincoln Child The premise of this book is intriguing and thought-provoking. Jeremy Logan is a unique character. The public's addiction to technology and what the future holds are both conceivable. The technical descriptions, although fascinating at times, detracted from the primary story. There was just a overload of information. Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    itchy

    eponymous sentence: p14: Chrysalis Studios had been fashioned from a series of smaller movie companies and cable television networks into a twenty-first-century media giant. Wow, that was a bit too large of a plate. For someone who already has longer-than-average experience in virtual reality, this got me a little hyped... until I realized this is not the VR I know. That (view spoiler)[spy angle (hide spoiler)] was a little brow-raiser. eponymous sentence: p14: Chrysalis Studios had been fashioned from a series of smaller movie companies and cable television networks into a twenty-first-century media giant. Wow, that was a bit too large of a plate. For someone who already has longer-than-average experience in virtual reality, this got me a little hyped... until I realized this is not the VR I know. That (view spoiler)[spy angle (hide spoiler)] was a little brow-raiser.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Cynde

    The sixth book in the Jeremy Logan series involved a new puzzling situation to solve. Chrysalis is a cutting edge technology firm creating new virtual reality platforms that will change the way we live. Jeremy is called in when a board member mysteriously dies and the company attorney receives a threatening email. The virtual reality department is about to roll out their newest iteration of the VR unit. The email she receives is a ransom note of sorts demanding billions of dollars be paid before The sixth book in the Jeremy Logan series involved a new puzzling situation to solve. Chrysalis is a cutting edge technology firm creating new virtual reality platforms that will change the way we live. Jeremy is called in when a board member mysteriously dies and the company attorney receives a threatening email. The virtual reality department is about to roll out their newest iteration of the VR unit. The email she receives is a ransom note of sorts demanding billions of dollars be paid before the roll out or 1000 customers will die when it goes live. two more board members die under suspicious circumstances proving that this is a credible threat. Jeremy and the executives at Chrysalis must find who and how to stop this. This is a edge-of-your-seat thriller! The writing is excellent, well organized, well researched and technical to a point but not so much that the non-computer savvy can't understand. That said the non computer familiar might get bogged down and stop reading but the storyline carries through. I enjoyed this book and alway have enjoyed the writer's work.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Gregory

    An excellent tech-thriller.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jarrett Piner

    Enjoyable read from one of my favorite authors. A bit surprised it was around 300 pages, but when you can tell as story like this in just 300 you do just that. Already looking forward to the next!

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