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Civil Terror: Gridlock

J. Luke Bennecke

2023 Feathered Quill Awards 1st place winner for Best of Backlist

2023 Firebird Book Awards 1st place winner for Technology, 2nd place winner for Thrillers


Civil Terror: Gridlock - a thrilling journey into a world of Technological Terror, National Crisis, and a Fugitive Engineer fighting for justice.


When Dr. Jake Bendel, a civil engineer responsible for a groundbreaking self-driving system, finds himself at the center of a catastrophic hack that causes a massive accident on the I-405, killing thousands, his life is flipped upside down. Wrongfully accused and marked by the nation as a terrorist, Jake becomes a fugitive, desperately trying to clear his name while the very technology he created threatens to unravel the fabric of society.


As the country teeters on the brink of chaos, Jake, the fugitive engineer, must navigate through layers of conspiracy and danger. With each tick of the clock, the stakes grow higher, not just for Jake, but for the entire nation. From explosive freeway ambushes to high-tension confrontations with government officials, Jake's quest for redemption becomes a pulse-pounding race against time.


Civil Terror: Gridlock is not just a novel; it's an intense, high-stakes thriller that blends real-world technological dilemmas with raw human drama. Witness Jake Bendel's transformation from an engineer to a hero as he fights to prove his innocence and prevent the next national disaster.


Dive into this gripping narrative that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of techno-thrillers and action-packed adventures, Civil Terror: Gridlock is a must-read that explores the dangerous intersection of technology and terrorism in modern America. Will Jake manage to outsmart his adversaries and save his nation from the brink of collapse?


Get your copy today and join Jake Bendel on his relentless pursuit of truth and justice in the face of overwhelming odds!


"A story that will seize your attention and spike your anxiety. Take a deep breath and buckle in for a non-stop ride in J. Luke Bennecke's ultra-fast-paced thriller, Civil Terror: Gridlock." - Indies Today


"Author and engineer J. Luke Bennecke keeps readers on edge with an action-packed plot that also incorporates a comprehensive technical background." - BookTrib


"Civil Terror: Gridlock is a gripping technothriller that boasts exceptional editing, a good story, and an engaging plot." - Literary Titan


"A series of dangerous and exciting events come to a head in a breathtaking climax to this book. Fans of technology and thrillers will undoubtedly love reading [Civil Terror: Gridlock]." - Independent Book Review


"Fans of smart, fast-paced thrillers, like those by Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy, will gravitate towards Civil Terror: Gridlock." - Auto Newsblaster

Book Details

  • Publisher: Jaytech Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 1.00in - 1.60lb
  • EAN: 9798990527331
  • Categories: Thrillers - SuspenseThrillers - Terrorism

Praise for this book

"Reminded me of...characters in intense thrillers like Tom Clancy's Patriot Games...and James Grady's Six Days of the Condor." The Detroit News


"A cyber-tale rooted in reality. Civil Terror: Gridlock is a thriller with surprisingly deep implications." BookTrib


"A terrifying glimpse into the near future. Completely recommend this debut novel." A.R.Shaw, USA Today Bestselling Author

"A series of dangerous and exciting events come to a head in a breathtaking climax to this book. Fans of technology and thrillers will undoubtedly love reading this book... A riveting story raising questions about artificial intelligence and security." Independent Book Review

"A frightening and compelling novel that will hit the sweet spot of many people these days. With ongoing terrorist attacks, climate change fires and hurricanes, and threats of nuclear war already on our minds, we are living in fearful times." Gail Kretchmer, Author

"Enjoy the twists and turns of Bennecke's gripping novel, then challenge yourself to dig deep and explore the vulnerabilities." Asphalt Magazine

"Fans of smart, fast-paced thrillers, like those by Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy, will gravitate towards Civil Terror: Gridlock." Auto Newsblaster

"A gripping tale from the first page to the last, Civil Terror: Gridlock will pull you to the edge of your seat as your blood pressure skyrockets and you are taken on a journey that twists and turns its way to the finish line." Miki's Hope

"Civil Terror: Gridlock is a very plausible and timely scenario that offers readers both adventure and anxiety. Readers will find themselves eagerly awaiting the inevitable sequel." Goodreads

"A novel where the civil engineer gets to wear the hero's cape, vanquish the bad guy, and save the day." Construction Law NC

"A plot that those who enjoy films like Mission Impossible and the Bourne series would enjoy." The Nerdy Girl Express