|Plot Summary of Conspiracy.com|
Forge, 24.95, Apr 2001, 317 pp.
Stanford graduates Michael and Victoria Ryan can testify that college is quite expensive as the couple realizes that they are buried in debt. Michael has offers from the who's who of the computer world. When the Austin, Texas based SoftCorp arranges an interview through the university with Michael, he is forced to attend due to Stanford rules. However, the electrical engineering Masters recipient has no plans to leave his home in Northern California, to join an unknown computer company. However, the SoftCorp CEO offers Michael a deal he cannot refuse that includes paying off his and his wife's debts and obtaining a job for his spouse at a nearby bank.
Not long after relocating, Michael realizes that SoftCorp, whose only client is the IRS, is pulling a major scam sending money out of the country. The FBI sees Michael as the first chink in the SoftCorp-IRS armor and recruits him to help them with their investigation. Michael does not realize the danger to himself, his wife, and the country from a conspiracy that reaches high up in the national hierarchy.
CONSPIRACY.COM is a powerful suspense thriller that combines the secrecy of the IRS with very current information technology. Though the story line would be expected to be a stretch, the plot works because the key players especially Michael and Victoria seem real. Anyone who enjoys a non-stop, action packed modern day thriller will want to read this excellent tale, whose only setback is the small sized print.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Conspiracy.com|
Our unique search engine provides a wealth of detail about books by breaking them down into many different literary elements, all of which are searchable (click here).
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- power struggle within govt between two factions
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
Motive of antagonist
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Click here for more information about this book
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
Use our site!
17 FREE Sci-Fi Ebooks!
FREE "How to be happy" Ebook!
Most recent discussions:
General Book Talk
Book writing discussion
Off-topic message board
George W. Bush
Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twersky
Robert James Waller
Lilian Jackson Braun
More message boards