America has a secret: our espionage operations are run by Sentinel, an intelligent super computer that communicates with spies through an implant in their brains that massively expands their intellectual capabilities. But the power comes with a price. The implants are also explosives that Sentinel can ignite at its whim. Now one of Sentinel’s creators is defecting to Russia with plans to create a red Sentinel twin and must be stopped. Superspy Justin Chaple is assigned to the mission, pitting him against the KGB’s top assassins and, as a shocking conspiracy is revealed, the all-knowing, explosive killer hiding in his own skull.
In 1980, the mysterious A.W. Mykel came out of nowhere with this brilliantly inventive, international bestseller. American spies have implants in their skulls that connect them with Sentinel, a intelligent supercomputer that gives the agents incredible intellectual abilities... or it can blow up their skulls at its whim.
THE WINDCHIME LEGACY is recommended as a notable – and until this reissue, a regrettably hard to find – example of how the rivalries and anxieties of the world’s major governments provided the inspiration for much of the popular fiction of the time
Bouncy, Unbelievable thriller action--mindless fun
This novel actually feels like six put together, making for a fun rollercoaster ride. The book splices the styles of Ian Fleming and Robert Ludlum and adds a dash of Michael Crichton.
Don’t over think the over-the-top fun and just enjoy the wild ride.
Move over, Robert Ludlum. Make room, Alistair MacLean. A.W. Mykel has arrived.
A smashing tale. This cleverly plotted and twisting first novel compares favorably to the best of Robert Ludlum.