The SNO Chronicles, #1

by Guy Morris

Product Description:

Winner 2021 Reader's Favorite GOLD Award

Winner 2021 FINALIST IAN Book of the Year 


Reader's Favorite: 

  • It has everything you would want in a great novel, and that is spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable characters, and a brilliant author. 
  • Deftly plotted and brilliantly written thriller that will entice fans of conspiracy and espionage 
  • Gripping and intense when it comes to the action and plot points.
  • The characters are extraordinary
  • The writing is crisp and gorgeous

KIRKUS Reviews: 

  • A riveting tale with globe-circling, cloak-and-cyber skullduggery.
  • Verily, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than to count all the Bible prophecy/apocalypse novels out there. But Morris' specimen stands out for not being conservative-megachurch recruiting material.
  • A grandly indulgent, globe-trotting narrative in the Dan Brown/Iris Johansen style.
  • The novel brims with wild characters, exotic settings, a skillful embroidering of CNN headlines, and mind-blowing concepts, into which the religious stuff fits snugly.


  • A superbly crafted, cutting-edge spy thriller
  • SWARM goes beyond the average international thriller in developing elaborate, dynamic characters — some righteous, others sinister — who prove to be key in making this book exceptional. 
  • Without question, the most intriguing character in this particular tale is the artificial intelligence entity referred to as SLVIA.
  • The intense action and thoughtful questions found in SWARM are certain to keep readers up late to finish this gripping novel.
  • Step into a tech-driven doomsday in a frightening near-future, where the power of artificial intelligence takes center stage.

WOWJI Reviews:

  • This is a whirlwind, action packed thriller!
  • The story feels part science fiction – part spy thriller
  • This is the perfect read for those who enjoy spy thrillers, action and adventure thrillers and anything involving the morals of developing artificial intelligence.
  • The book created the same heart-pounding and depth-filled reading experience that films like the Bourne Identity films


SLVIA . . . decades ago, an AI program escaped the NSA Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and has never been re-captured . . . true story.


Derek Taylor, fugitive hacker and contractor to the National Security Agency is living under the name of a murdered best friend, hiding from powers who still want him dead. Taylor's ties to a terrorist hacker group called SNO leave him open to investigation by Lt. Jennifer Scott, the daughter of a Joint Chief—a woman determined to go to any lengths to prove her worth.


But when a Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) internet virus threatens national security, SLVIA warns Taylor the fifth seal of end time prophecy has broken. This unexpected assault soon forces an autocratic US President to deploy a defective AI weapon. Now, Taylor and Lt. Scott must join forces across three continents to stop the evil AI virus from crippling America or destroying SLVIA before an apocalypse swarms over Jerusalem.


Combining conspiracies, political and church corruption, cyber espionage, and advanced weapons, Swarm reveals what happens when AI singularity and prophecy collide to shake the world at its very foundations.