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Excerpt from Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review by Charles Remington:

“I found Rebirth engrossing, the plot elegantly revealing just enough to engage one’s curiosity, and deftly leading to the next shocking event or revelation. The computer reminded me very much of the HAL 9000 model in the film 2001 (based on Arthur C. Clarke’s book of the same name). It seemed to have the same calm convincing tones, but could it be trusted? David Maxwell presents a fascinating if somewhat frightening look at Artificial Intelligence and its interaction with the human variety, a subject currently much discussed in scientific circles as we approach the capability of creating the first thinking computers.”

5-Star GoodReads Review – “Science fiction at its best!”

“I really enjoyed David Maxwell’s first novel, Rebirth, and now he’s truly hit it out of the park with The Drift! There are futuristic technologies, relatable characters, apocalyptic circumstances, and emotional surprises. The writing pulled me in and kept me on the edge of my seat. I felt every minute of the fear, hope, anguish, and joy the characters experienced as the story unfolded. The settings were vivid and the personalities colorful. One of the more interesting aspects to me was the notion that good and evil can be part of the same person and that situational challenges can create a very fine line between the two, at least in their own eyes. Stories within the story were compelling, particularly Holly’s and Jenny’s. I appreciated that this male author really captured the strength, intelligence, unique trials, and undeniable resilience of his female characters. Maddie’s “spit and vinegar” reminded me of my own grandmother and felt very real. Beyond the gripping action, suspenseful turns, and intense emotional journey, this is a fascinating and complex story with undertones and overtones of societal challenges we grapple with today. Enveloped in this exciting technological thriller, there are messages of tolerance, loyalty, equality, personal responsibility, and the common threads that bind us to our communities and our world. I’d love to see this one on the movie screen!”