War Hawk: A Tucker Wayne Novel by James Rollins

Reviewed by Jud Hanson

War HawkTucker Wayne is surprised to hear from an old Army friend, who is currently working for the Government on classified projects. Upon hearing that she and her son are on the run, Wayne is determined to help. She reveals to him that she is connected to a team that has is trying to develop a drone that is essentially self-aware and that can learn and make decisions independently. One by one the members of this team are being killed off. Wayne, along with his canine companion Kane, soon become targets as well. In order to stop the project, Wayne must enlist the help of Sigma Force, before this new weapon falls into the wrong hands.

This is the 2nd novel in the Sigma series spin-off and it doesn’t disappoint. Rollins has woven a novel that could very well be in tomorrow’s morning paper, featuring drones, AI and the result of work by the father of computing, Alan Turing. Turing actually was working on ways to create an artificially intelligent computer and Rollins has capitalized on that intriguing idea. I enjoyed this book a great deal and give it 4/5 stars.