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The Kraken Project

(2014)
(The fourth book in the Wyman Ford series)
A novel by

 
 
Wyman Ford is back again in The Kraken Project, the thrilling new novel from New York Times best-selling author Douglas Preston.

NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software. To this end, Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed "Dorothy", a powerful, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the Internet.

Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to track down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd search for Dorothy, they realize that her horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her in ways they can barely imagine. And they're not the only ones looking for the wayward software: The AI is also being pursued by a pair of Wall Street traders, who want to capture her code and turn her into a high-speed trading bot. Traumatized, angry, and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy has an extraordinary revelation - and devises a plan. As the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a deserted house on the coast of Northern California, Ford must face the ultimate question: Is rescuing Dorothy the right thing? Is the AI bent on saving the world...or on wiping out the cancer that is humankind?

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Brilliant...full of huge idea, but intensely human, too, and intensely suspenseful." - Lee Child


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Used availability for Douglas J Preston's The Kraken Project

Hardback Editions

July 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Kraken Project
Author(s): Douglas Preston
ISBN: 1-62899-103-8 / 978-1-62899-103-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kraken Project (Wyman Ford Series)
Author(s): Douglas Preston
ISBN: 0-7653-1769-9 / 978-0-7653-1769-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kraken Project (Wyman Ford)
Author(s): Douglas Preston
ISBN: 1-4472-7438-5 / 978-1-4472-7438-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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March 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Kraken Project: A Novel (Wyman Ford Series)
Author(s): Douglas Preston
ISBN: 0-7653-5698-8 / 978-0-7653-5698-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Kraken Project: A Novel (Wyman Ford Series)
Author(s): Douglas Preston
ISBN: 1-4272-4383-2 / 978-1-4272-4383-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kraken Project: Wyman Ford, Book 4
Author(s): Douglas Preston
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Kraken Project: Wyman Ford, Book 4
Author(s): Douglas Preston
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Kraken Project: Wyman Ford, Book 4
Author(s): Douglas Preston
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Kraken Project: A Wyman Ford Novel 4
Author(s): Douglas Preston
Publisher: Macmillan
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May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kraken Project (Wyman Ford Book 4)
Author(s): Douglas Preston
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kraken Project: A Novel (Wyman Ford Series Book 4)
Author(s): Douglas Preston
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA