Title: Artima’s Travels
Author: E A Dustin
Publisher: Independently published
Genre: Conspiracy & Political Thriller
First Publication: 2020
Book Summary: Artima’s Travels by E A Dustin
Set in the near future. The world has begun to recover from the pandemic when news of a missile misfiring in the Pacific rocks the nation once more. The Navy seeks out the leading software expertise of Artificial Intelligence Systems Enterprises (AISE). AISE’s chief engineer Artima “Arty” Ressols is leading the charge to track down the culprit while at times running into unexpected obstacles: people closest to her.
Book Review: Artima’s Travels by E A Dustin
What a twist on the political climate in the US right now and the use of protesters and media to keep eyes looking in the wrong direction. To be honest ‘Artima’s Travels’ was so realistic it scared me. The story line was so plausible and intertwined with events happening right now that it truly worried me. The country is so divided and worried about being politically correct or intolerance towards different cultures and religions, it makes one wonder if the country is not setting itself up for a huge fall. The characters in the book even fought amongst their spouses about their fears while the other thought they were paranoid.
Artima’s Travels by Elfriede Dustin is an extraordinary story set in future where the world has been injured by a pandemic. While recuperating from the pandemic, a misfired rocket in the Pacific brings another emergency. The Navy wants to find the culprit and only one person can help them to solve the mystery. Captain Schwartz turns to Artima and Ronnie, her boss and CEO of AISE, to investigate any system malfunction. Artima Ressols, the chief engineer of AISE (Artificial Intelligence Systems Enterprises), is an intelligence and passionate lady. She has perfected life-saving technology using an AI algorithm that will help in the fight against a deadly pandemic.
As the investigation proceeds, Artima uncovers some hidden secrets. Juggling between personal life and very demanding career, she tries her best to uncover the truth. What ensues is a cat and mouse wild chase of incredible proportions that span across the Atlantic ocean and continents! At its core we have a fascinating and fast pace thriller!
Artima’s Travels has it all – fast pacing, great characters, a highly inventive plot that was so realistic. Author also used this book to showcase technology at a time when the world was changing so rapidly that it was frightening to think where it might lead. The tension was well-paced, and the main characters managed to emerge from their lesser counterparts without making the story seem too driven by them. This tickled my fancy, because I appreciate fiction that takes into account how many variables are present in even the simplest of human encounters.
Perhaps most importantly, author Elfriede Dustin gave us Artima Ressols that readers could identify with. Artima isn’t James Bond. Instead, she is someone who uses her intelligence and wits to out-think the opposition. Still, she wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, even if that was outside of her comfort zone. That is the great attraction of her character.
Artima’s Travels has a plenty of action and non stop intrigue incorporated into it. It blends atmosphere, solid characterization, mystery, tension, action, and exacting descriptions of high-tech warfare platforms and procedures. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys very interesting, in-depth, and realistic thriller books.