Book Review: "Chipset" - A Novel by Lior Samson
Few novelists can match Lior Samson's ability to deliver a multi-dimentional thriller that will satisfy discriminating readers who crave realistic stories populated by flesh-and-blood characters.
Chipset brings back beloved protagonist Karl Lustig, yet this is much more than a sequel, delivering the reader straight into the midst of a high-wire and often violent battle over a revolutionary computer chip whose small physical size belies it's technological leap, hidden secrets, and potentially apocalyptical properties.
At the same time, as the case is for many of us, the rapid advancement of breathtaking technological innovations that permeates our daily lives in no way loosen the tight grip of historic grievances, unredeemable tragedies, and festering familial demons.
As in his previous novels - Bashert, The Dome, War Games, and The Rosen Singularity - with this new novel, aptly titled Chipset, Samson seamlessly weaves international politics, high-level espionage, tragic personal histories, and current conflicts that are highly charged with ideological fervor and gritty emotional heat. The dramatic plot twists, exotic international settings, and oh-so-human characters ring true.
Reviewed by Avraham Azrieli, author of The Jerusalem Inception and other novels. www.Azrielibooks.com