Unidentified By Douglas E. Richards
Book/Novel Author: Douglas E. Richards
Book/Novel Title: Unidentified
It’s now clear that UFOs are real. When Jason Ramsey discovers their shocking agenda, his actions will either transform humanity . . . or destroy it entirely. Unidentified is a riveting page-turner. One detailing the actual evidence that UFOs are here, while offering a mind-blowing fictional take on the reasons why.Ripped from today’s headlines, Unidentified is the latest thriller from the NY Times bestselling author whose books have sold over two million copies.Between 2017 and 2021 the US military admitted to having undeniable evidence that UFOs (now UAVs or UAPs) are here, and defy the laws of physics. When Jason Ramsey, a popular science-fiction writer, becomes obsessed with the subject, he undertakes a relentless quest to uncover what is really going on. After recruiting Tessa Barrett, an extraordinarily talented mercenary, Jason devises a risky, desperate plan to get to the bottom of it all. But the truth is far more shocking, convoluted, and dangerous than anyone could have guessed, and he has no idea who he can trust.Jason soon realizes that he can only be certain of two things. He somehow holds the key to the future of the galaxy itself . . . and his chances of living out the week are vanishingly small.Unidentified is a masterful near-future thriller, one packed with nonstop action, unexpected twists, extraordinary technology, and astonishing ideas.”Richards is an extraordinary writer,” (Dean Koontz) who can “keep you turning the pages all night long.” (Douglas Preston) “Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton.” (SF Book dot com)NEAR-FUTURE SCIENCE FICTION THRILLERS BY DOUGLAS E. RICHARDSSTANDALONESQUANTUM LENSGAME CHANGERINFINITY BORNSEEKERVERACITYORACLETHE IMMORTALITY CODEUNIDENTIFIEDSERIESWIRED (Wired 1)AMPED (Wired 2)MIND’S EYE (Nick Hall 1)BRAINWEB (Nick Hall 2)MIND WAR (Nick Hall 3)SPLIT SECOND(Split Second 1)TIME FRAME (Split Second 2)THE ENIGMA CUBE (Alien Artifact 1)A PIVOT IN TIME (Alien Artifact 2)Kids Science Fiction Thrillers (9 and up, enjoyed by kids and adults alike)TRAPPED (Prometheus Project 1)CAPTURED (Prometheus Project 2)STRANDED (Prometheus Project 3)OUT OF THIS WORLDDEVIL’S SWORD
Ten percent in and this “thriller” is anything but. “That day I did a podcast,” and “how I got married.” Nothing like his great early novels.
What I liked best about this book was the female character alongside the protagonist. She was the best Douglas E. Richards Girl yet. In almost all of Richards’ novels you will find a Douglas E. Richards (“DER”) Girl. DER Girls are incredibly smart, unbelievably capable and accomplished, and utterly pure of heart. They love their man to distraction, faithfully, and with utter fidelity. They are more capable, smarter, and better-looking than their men, but they still stick faithfully with him. You would think that DER Girls overshadow and de-masculinize their men, but they don’t. They build them up and support their men with all their hearts. That is what is going on here. Oh, and there is a story about aliens. Turns out UFOs are real, and the Galactic Federation wants humanity for various reasons. It’s actually more complicated than that, and pretty good fun. Douglas is an idea guy, not a plot or storyline author, but there is a plot and storyline here, and it makes for a great “beer and chips” read. I enjoyed it. Now if I can just find one of those DER Girls. RJB.
You’ve done it again Doug! Great book! A real page turner! I hope there will be more to come. I really like the characters and want to read more!
I have been a science fiction geek all my life but this book is not worth my time. There are so many stupid plot twists and explanations about the aliens it made me nauseous! I have never written such a negative review in my life. I’m sorry I had to. Really, though, don’t waste your time!
Doug Richards is one of my favorite SciFi writers, but this might be my least favorite of his books. The first person narrator often steers too far into trite and cheesy inner dialogue. The number of “plot twists” and double-crossed start to become ridiculous.
I thought the premise was very interesting but for me at times the plot movement was slowed by the narrative that seemed to belabor good points and plot incidents. Towards the end i started skimming over parts i found repetitive. Good story a d premise that suffers from too much narrative.