How do you hide state secrets when teenage hacktivists have as much quantum computing power as the government? Alexander Hopkins is about to find out on what should have been an uneventful red-eye flight from Russia. Nothing is what it seems in this heart pounding short-story from international best-selling author Peter Cawdron.
Review 4 of 5 Stars
Technology has advanced and the U.S. government behaves like a police state in this interesting short story by Peter Cawdron. The main character in this story, Alexander Hopkins, is having a really rough day. He meets a beautiful Russian model on his trip home, is confronted and harassed by security personnel after arriving at the airport and then the day goes straight to Hell from there. This story is an action-packed ride. For me, however, this story simply wasn’t long enough. I enjoyed it, but am used to reading longer things from this author and would have liked to see the story developed more. That being said, Peter Cawdron originally set out to write this for a magazine so there may have been a word-count limit of which I am unaware. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story itself. The premise isn’t that far-fetched, which has got to make you think.