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Jeff Sheckter
The Daedalus Protocol
A deadly pathogen has been unleashed across the globe, killing livestock and destroying crops as it spreads. A near-extinction event from worldwide famine will be certain if it’s not stopped in time. A mysterious man known only as Daedalus, possessing advanced technology and seemingly unlimited resources, has assembled a crew of notable soldiers and scientists for a mission to stop the coming plague. Embarking on a perilous archeological odyssey, this elite team, led by SEAL commander Gryphon Oake, delves from the depths of ancient tombs to the heart of the Catholic Church in order to unearth a long-buried treasure required to save the world. Racing against time and a crazed zealot hell-bent on annihilation, they must find the location of the fabled Fountain of Youth to thwart the coming threat. Unlock the mysteries of this pulse-pounding thriller, as the team deciphers puzzles from the age of the pharaohs and discover the true nature of immortality. To secure our future, they must reach back and uncover the secrets from our past.
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

The Daedalus Protocol is a work of fiction in the thriller, historical mystery, action, and suspense subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Jeff Sheckter. In this gripping work that sees modern disaster paired with a deep dive into humanity’s archaeological past to search for answers, we find ourselves facing a dangerous pandemic that has wiped out crops, livestock, and, if we’re not careful, humanity as a result. Our protagonist, SEAL commander Gryphon Oake, embarks on a quest to get to the root of who is trying to end our world and why, and in doing so, he uncovers an exploration of the nature of immortality that will rock everything he thinks he knows about history.

Author Jeff Sheckter has crafted a fantastic work of thriller fiction that fans of the likes of Dan Brown will absolutely devour. This novel has everything you could seek in this kind of archaeological-conspiracy-mystery work, from our highly capable and intelligent hero, Oake, through to the series of experts and strange characters he meets along the way. There are intriguing red herrings, distractions, and disasters aplenty that keep the plot fresh, and through it all, Oake guides us with confident narration and a sense of security that, no matter what happens, our hero will prevail somehow. The descriptive quality of the work is also immense, offering cinematic vistas of the novel’s varied locations and glimpses into history that evoke multi-sensory, immersive sensations. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend The Daedalus Protocol to fans of conspiracy thrillers everywhere for its well-penned narrative and quality plotting.

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Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers’ Favorite

The Daedalus Protocol is a thriller by Jeff Sheckter. Dr. Aliyah Tzion was sought out because of her sharp analytical mind, and she was recruited to join an elite team. Aliyah’s new employer, Daedalus, was building a task force to find a way to kill a deadly microorganism that had been released and was killing livestock and destroying crops as it spread. If not halted in time, there would be worldwide implications, and food scarcity was certain. Daedalus had unlimited resources and possessed the most advanced technology to assist Aliyah and the team. SEAL Commander Gryphon Oake was their leader, and they must find a long-buried treasure that is essential to saving the world. They are racing against time, and secrets from the past must be uncovered to secure the world’s future.

The plot of The Daedalus Protocol was intriguing and complex. Jeff Sheckter has a brilliant mind for generating suspense and action. I was hooked from the start and just kept turning the pages. I enjoyed the sense of urgency to find a way to destroy the microorganism, and the tension kept me on the edge of my seat. I could not predict what would happen next with all the surprises. The characters were authentic, and each had a unique set of skills. They were tough and determined to succeed in their task. The characters had different personalities but fulfilled their duties as a team. The story was brilliantly written, and I was impressed with how the plot came together. The story exceeded all my expectations.