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There's A Code Even The NSA Can’t Crack…But Dillon Richard can. Dillon is a straight-arrow genius with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s never told a lie. He’s never been kissed. And he’s never had a quantum computer for cracking codes. Until now. In just a few days, Dillon will finish the software to crack the “unbreakable” code that banks and terrorists use to protect their mostThere's A Code Even The NSA Can’t Crack…But Dillon Richard can. Dillon is a straight-arrow genius with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s never told a lie. He’s never been kissed. And he’s never had a quantum computer for cracking codes. Until now. In just a few days, Dillon will finish the software to crack the “unbreakable” code that banks and terrorists use to protect their most valuable secrets.Everybody’s going to want a piece of Dillon. The Mafia. The NSA. And his two beautiful co-workers.Who'll get him first?Double Vision is a hilarious geeky suspense novel about a guy who has no idea how attractive he is to women. In fact, he has no idea how women think at all.Dillon is terribly strait-laced, and he’s a bit shocked when he sees that his sexy co-worker Rachel doesn’t wear a bra. But he’s in for a bigger surprise when well-endowed Keryn shows him where she hid the quantum computer. Dillon is just a wee bit opinionated, and he can’t say a word without offending somebody with his thoughts on science, religion, national security, and the burning question of whether the multiverse is real. This is the second edition of Double Vision, thoroughly rewritten so that Dillon offends even more people than in the first edition....

Title : Double Vision
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ISBN : 9781937031046
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Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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Double Vision Reviews

  • Karol
    2019-02-24 00:08

    Are you in the mood for romantic comedy? How about suspense? Or is Sci Fi what you yearn for? You will find all three in the delightful book "Double Vision" by Randall Ingermanson.I had previously read "Oxygen" and "The Fifth Man" by Ingermanson and John B. Olson. I liked both books very much, but they were along the lines of more serious Sci Fi. Thus, "Double Vision" was a bit of a surprise as I found myself chuckling through large sections of it. And biting my nails at other times.I enjoyed the author's wit, the pace of the book, and his three main characters -- all of whom I found likable in different ways. The suspense aspect of the book was very well done. And as for the Sci Fi -- well, I still don't understand quantum physics or the multiverse but I do understand more about photons than I had believed possible.Even if you never read Sci Fi, there's a great deal in this book to enjoy. Highly recommended!

  • David Stearman
    2019-02-24 22:09

    Fresh. Mesmerizing. Impeccably written. Also gave me POV insight into autism.

  • Caprice Hokstad
    2019-03-10 03:16

    By Goodreads definition, I'd put this at a 2.5, somewhere between "I liked it" and "It was okay". Amazon would be a 3 because their 2 means not liking it at all, and I would not go that far.Things I liked: very geeky. I liked seeing smart characters doing and saying smart things. I liked Dillon, the Asperger's MC and Keryn, the mystery writer, who could ask all the questions us non-physicists and non-mathematicians wanted to ask. The suspense was great for at least 75% of the novel. I loved that it was set in my home town of San Diego. Knowing all the street references, La Jolla Shores beach, the Del Mar Fair, and all the geography made this book interesting on a level I would not assume applied to anyone not from San Diego. It's not often I find fiction set here, so this definitely attracted me and held my interest.Things I didn't like so much: the love triangle. I got a bit tired of the women competing with each other, which seemed too often to center around how they dressed and discussions of cleavage and legs and such. For brainy people, it felt like they all thought/talked too much about physical attraction. I would have rather the 2 hot girls in love with the same hot guy subplot been more "sub" or not there at all. Was a little bit nonplussed by the climax and lengthy denouement. I guess I wanted the superhero ending and Randy went for reality. Not a huge issue, but didn't make me want to read the story again.

  • Loraine
    2019-03-03 02:06

    Randall Ingermanson is a new-to-me author. The first 80 pages of this book totally overwhelmed me, and I almost quit reading. It is laying the groundwork for the story but is so heavy into computer technology and physcis that it was over my head and very uninteresting. If you are a computer junky and/or science buff you would probably love it. Once the storyline began, though, I was totally hooked and could never quite figure out who the good guys and bad guys were. The ending is a total surprise and leaves you with some questions about what really happened. The three main characters: Dillon, Keryn and Rebecca were all quite different and interesting. Each had their own unique quirks and idiosyncracies, and each one found themselves on a different faith journey. I would love to see this made into a movie as it would definitely fit today's times with all the recent leaks on government internet spying. I would have given it a 5 if the beginning hadn't been so overwhelming to an average computer user. Also bits and pieces of computer and physics info throughout that I had to skip.

  • Kendra Merritt
    2019-03-12 22:28

    Full Review: really enjoyed this book. When I read the cover copy, I thought this would be a spy novel. Warning: It’s not. It’s more of a cross between Frank Peretti and Michael Crichton. Lucky for Mr. Ingermanson, I love both. The thriller with a Christian/romantic vibe really worked for me, and I’ll admit, I kind of have a thing for nerds (being a huge one myself) and Dillon made a seriously cute nerd. Now, I don’t have Asperger’s, so I can’t really analyze Dillon’s character for accuracy or that gut feeling I get with other books that are closer to my experience, but there were some things that bothered me and some things I thought Ingermanson did well.Dillon referred to the people around him as “Normals” and to himself as “not-Normal”, recognizing there was something significantly different about him. I don’t know how people with Asperger’s think or feel about themselves vs society, but I do know some people with Autism and they don’t necessarily think in terms of us and them. Accuracy aside, I think this is a dangerous idea for an author to perpetrate. It encourages readers to think of Dillon as “other” which will eventually translate into real life. I felt like that could have been handled a bit better.I liked watching Dillon try to figure out social cues, fitting them to formulas he can solve. This expression plus these words usually equals this, therefore I should respond thus. His logic and thought process were also well represented in the stripped prose. Dillon’s point of view was clearly different than the others, not just in word choice and backstory, but in the way he viewed the world, and it’s always really interesting to see the world through someone else’s eyes.There was way too much quantum mechanics for me. I did not sign up for a lecture, and I thought the writing was a bit repetitive in places. Some things were said several times the same way and all I could think was, “Thanks for the recap but I got it the first time.” Also, some of the conversations and character interactions felt forced and unlikely. I’m aware that I’m emotionally reserved when it comes to talking with people, but I’m pretty sure very few others would have been that blunt and candid at such an emotional climax. “Pick me, Dillon.” “No, pick me.” I kept expecting him to wake up from the dream.With that said, a book is the sum of its parts and this one came out way in the positive on my scale. I’m so sick of love triangles, but I picked it up anyway because Dillon seemed like a great character. I was impressed by the way the women treated him throughout the book. There was some recognition of Dillon’s “weirdness” at the beginning but mostly they treated him like any other character with some specific quirks and pet peeves they can work around. And I’m just glad he picked the right girl in the end. “Roses are red, the multiverse is blue.” Be still my heart.

  • J.T. Stoll
    2019-03-06 00:13

    Great book. I really enjoyed the quantum computing part of it. I enjoyed the software startup part of it (working 16 hour days to finish a big project, etc.). I mean, there’s something inherently fun about the idea of cracking RSA encrypton with a quantum computer and destabilizing the world economy. I also learned a bit of science.I really got into Dillon’s head, which was fun, because he has such a different thought process from most people. I almost felt a bit Aspergersy when reading it.The suspense in the book dragged me along. I had a tough time putting it down, because I wanted to see them freaking hack everything, already. It had me asking, “Ok, who’s the traitor” and saying “oh yeah, that guy is totally leaking their secrets!”Unfortunately, there were a few slow parts. I’m not a big romance fan, so some of the love triangle scenes bored me.There were some church scenes and Christian undertones. They were done well. Not preachy. No cardboard cutouts, and there were as many Christian bad guys as good guys. I wouldn’t hesitate to suggest it to people with a variety of religious backgrounds. Just some honest questioning about the existence of God. But… yeah… get back to the quantum computers.What I learnedI didn’t expect to learn something about human nature from this book. The way Dillon thinks is so different from most people that it really got me thinking about my own mental process and about how differently people see the world.I’m much like Dillon. Sometimes, people just don’t understand my thought process. Sometimes, I have trouble in group social situations. After reading Double Vision, I’m a bit more okay with that. My mind just works how it works.HighlightWhen the main characters realize, “holy crap, this project will break the world.”LowlightThe two girls who are interested in Dillon hanging out with him at a theme park. I mean… yeah, MORE QUANTUM COMPUTERS.

  • Paige
    2019-03-26 03:30

    First off, this was a good book by all means. However...This wasn't my first book by Randy Ingermanson. I read Oxygen that he co-authored with John B. Olson a couple months ago, and that was pretty great. I knew this was about quantum mechanics and physics going in. I had expected a little more than just that, though. The first 175 pages or so were almost nothing but dialogue about the world's best encryption coming from a computer using thousands of qubits and how under NO CIRCUMSTANCES could anyone know, especially the all-seeing "Big Brother." By this point I was beginning to regret that I had ever picked up the book in the first place. I was 200 pages in, and--finally!--it began living up to the expectations I had had before I began reading. The last half of the book was good, REALLY good. Everything came together. The characters and story I hadn't been able to get into were now riveting. Even so, when all the storyline threads were tied together at the end, I found it a little dissatisfying. Plot issues aside, I noticed that just about everybody bills this book as "romantic comedy." There was plenty of romance, sure, but the humor was few and far between, placed in points so random I was left wondering why they were even there. I didn't see enough of the two together to agree that it was one of the book's main selling points. I also found it interesting to discover a cuss word in a Christian book by a Christian author; things like that don't usually happen.All in all, part of it was deserving of five stars, but the rest definitely wasn't. I'll be a little more wary to read another of Ingermanson's novels. I don't want to be bored.(also, as a final note: I can't stand the newest cover of this book. It makes it look like a low-quality romance read, in my opinion.)

  • Adam Graham
    2019-03-04 02:22

    Ingermanson has crafted a solid book. The story rests it on its strong characters. Dillon managed to craft three great leads in his hero, Dillon as well as the women competing for his affection: PHD genius Rachel and part-time Mystery Novelist, part-time CFO Karyn. Dillon is a fascinating point of view character as he has aspergers and is the most handsome guy in the room and doesn't know it. His eccentricities both draw Karyn and Rachel in and also frustrate them. While the particular traits are a little different, he's reminiscent of what Adrian Monk would be like if he were a computer programmer. The storyt itself shows a great talent and it takes a talented writer to make the quest for better RSA encryption sound interesting. Ingermanson knows his stuff but knows how to make it simple for those who aren't scientists. The story itself has a good pace with a lot of different interactions, plenty of humor, and a romance plot that was entertaining for men and women alike. Also, we see Big Brother involved in playing matchmaker. Overall, this was a very fun read.

  • Pauline Youd
    2019-03-08 01:27

    This is what Randy himself calls a Geek Mystery. Having said that, it probably is not meant for my age group, however, because I know Randy (having attended one of his mentoring classes on fiction)I decided I would read it, and having a geek son, might even be able to keep up with it. I found his characters interesting and well described (I could have done with a little less about the bikini consisting of three triangles, and the well-endowed lady leaning across the table). I was disappointed in Randy's not following his own instructions in his book, Fiction for Dummys, about back-story. The plot stopped in several places for the characters to fill each other in on their lives before they met. Randy does use fun language, lots of suspense, and the geeky stuff wasn't too hard to follow. Over all I think Randy is a better writer now than when he wrote Double Vision.

  • Jerry
    2019-03-21 22:15

    For the most part, Randall Ingermanson's Double Vision is quite the tour de force: a riveting page-turner, complete with plenty of action and suspense, a heart-wrenching climax, a flawed yet capable hero, and a good guy/good girl/bad girl love triangle, not to mention a low amount of sexual content and a complete lack of profanity. The only thing that throws a wrench into the works are two rather strange scenes; one involving illogical behavior at a carnival, the other showing a decidedly absurd theatrical butchering of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15. If this were a movie, I'd suggest ripping the DVD to your computer and removing those bits; as it is, those unfortunate moments prevent me from giving Double Vision an excellent rating. It's still a great book, though.

  • Mark
    2019-03-14 23:20

    I found this book via library recommendation, who claimed it shared "techno-thriller" genre and term "computer programmers" with Daemon (Suarez). The page for the book itself says the primary genres are religious fiction and romantic suspense fiction.So what is it like to read a computer-programmer-techno-thriller-romantic-religious-fiction book? Almost as eye-rolling as you'd imagine, but I enjoyed reading chunks of it to the guys on my team. :)

  • Kevin Black
    2019-03-24 05:19

    I enjoyed it. I liked the science and since I work with MRI, I figured out something before it was revealed in the book. Didn't like how long it took 2 of the main characters to realize they were both wrong to accuse each other, and why. Not sure about the last chapter or two. But overall a very enjoyable read with some thought-provoking ideas.

  • Dukes
    2019-03-06 03:09

    This is a great book. I realize though that if you don't have an engineering or computer programming background, it might overwhelm you. It meets my requirements of : 1. Don't use God's name in vain. 2. No explicit sex. 3. Very exciting 4. Logical(if you accept it is science fiction)5. Very well written. This is my second book of his that I have read. I am going to find his others.

  • Chas Funderburg
    2019-03-07 01:06

    This was a "geeky" book about quantum theory, highly logical minds, suspense, and "Big Brother." But it was told in a way that made it appealing, and had a humorous twist on your typical love story. Even if you are not a nerdy geek, I think you could really get into this book: Ingermanson combines his scientific with his ability to tell a good suspense story, and keep you hooked.

  • Davalynn Spencer
    2019-03-08 05:11

    I've read this book three times and used one-liner quotes from some of the characters. The story stands not only on a chillingly realistic security-related plot, but on breathable, skin-wearing characters. Dillon, the hero, must choose (or go crazy) between two women. Which will he choose?

  • Ranee
    2019-03-21 21:21

    I liked a lot of things about this book - it was different than the norm in a good way, with characters with semi realistic diversified backgrounds and interactions. I wanted to rate it a 3.5. The writing style and some of the plot were just sluggish to me and some things a little technical.

  • Dianne Doggett
    2019-02-26 02:03

    Theory and consequences !Intriguing characters with an interesting problem to solve. How do you stay alive long enough to reap your reward for your discovery?

  • Jerry
    2019-03-26 22:15

    Great mystery..Especially for geeks. Will keep you guessing. Surprise ending

  • Paula
    2019-03-25 21:12

    I am not sure what I thought. On one hand, it had good plot twists, and I never figured it out. On the other hand, I never really developed any attachment to any of the characters.

  • SFReader
    2019-03-19 21:18

  • Nicole
    2019-03-20 02:05

    Definitely a page-turner, but I disliked the ending.

  • Deanna
    2019-02-28 03:08

    Quirky characters, smartly written, and the plot keeps you guessing. Great book!