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  • By SteinwayKitty on March 25, 2013

    Matt Whyman managed to hook me enough with 'Icecore' to buy the sequel, so I could find out what happened to Carl Hobbes and Beth Nelson. I liked it that Carl managed to fool all the government agencies and end up working at a cool computer place with a nearly-alive supercomputer reminiscent of Hal in the novel, 2001. But the bad-guys-chasing-the-good-guys plot got too convoluted by the end, and the story just sort of fizzled out with a vague conclusion that left me unsatisfied.

  • By HaloMarine1391 on March 5, 2011

    I knew I had to read this after reading its predecessor "Icecore". I also skimmed through this one in high school. Like the Bourne Supremacy does for Identity, Goldstrike builds on Icecore. Matt Whyman is truly a great writer. I recommed this book to lovers of action thrillers.

  • By K. Sheppard on March 16, 2018

    Entertaining fast-paced read. The narrative switches back and forth between first person and third person. In an effort to secure freedom for him and Beth, hacker Carl Hobbes lands himself a job at Sphinx Cargo, a high tech shipping outfit that has put a supercomputer in charge of guarding priceless commodities and hazardous materials. Carl begins to make friends with the supercomputer while being hunted down by different parties. While the story held my interest, the narrative becomes convoluted toward the end and finds a somewhat too convenient ending. Also, at least twice (chapters 41 and 47), there are odd changes in tense. The story is written in present tense, but these two chapters begin in the past tense for no apparent reason and switch to present tense in mid action. Felt like an editing oversight.

  • By Maggie Knapp on August 1, 2011

    Hold onto your hats for a fast-paced ride with super hacker Carl Hobbes as he evades the bad guys and tries to infiltrate the supercomputer protecting Sphinx Cargo's warehouse of gold and priceless treasures. I think this book is aimed straight at "books are boring" young teenage boys and it suits that crowd well. Lines like "Don't be so down on bounty hunters....Maybe some of us play a little rough, but we're all just earning a living, same as you," and "We have a lot of canals in this city....sometimes people go missing" give an accurate flavor of the book. This book stands alone, though it references the events in Icecore (published in 2007). This book is not for sophisticated computer geeks or nit-picky plot mavens who will roll their eyes at the ease with which Carl infiltrates Sphinx's parent company, but it's a good race-through-it read for thrill seekers focused most on action, action and more action.


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