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By Douglas Preston

NASA is development a probe to be splashed down within the Kraken Mare, the biggest sea on Saturn's nice moon, Titan. it truly is essentially the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial existence within the sunlight process, however the floor is unpredictable and unsafe, requiring the probe to include synthetic intelligence software program. To this finish, Melissa Shepherd, a super programmer, has constructed "Dorothy," a robust, self-modifying AI whose precise power is either progressive and terrifying. whilst miscalculations bring about a disaster in the course of checking out, Dorothy flees into the internet.

Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to trace down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd look for Dorothy, they observe that her bad studies within the desolate tract of the web have replaced her in methods they could slightly think. And they're no longer the one ones trying to find the wayward software program: the AI is usually being pursued through a couple of Wall highway investors, who are looking to catch her code and switch her right into a high-speed buying and selling bot.Traumatized, offended, and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy has a unprecedented revelation—and devises a plan. because the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a abandoned residence at the coast of Northern California, Ford needs to face the last word query: is rescuing Dorothy the correct factor? Is the AI bent on saving the world... or on wiping out the melanoma that's humankind?

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