Breakthrough: The Adventures of Chase Manhattan by Stephen Tremp is a fun, modern day science fiction story. As all described seems to be practically possibly, it left me with the eerie feeling that such events could happen right now, even though many people would quickly dismiss the story as nothing more than fantasy.
Although they run together, the story seems to come in two parts; at first it is described how a small group of sinister scientists at MIT are using stolen technology to manipulate events in their favor and cause crimes, even murders at the highest levels of government. Next, we watch as Professor Chase Manhattan, from southern California, is pulled into the mess by Dr. Nicholas Fischer, who is asking Chase to prove it is not he who is responsible for the misuse of his work.
I enjoyed this book. It has the right mix of what seems real and what seems like fantasy to make me step back and look at the world in a different light. I am somewhat interested in taking a look at this Book’s sequel.