Season of the Harvest (Harvest Trilogy, Book 1)

Season of the Harvest (Harvest Trilogy, Book 1)

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by Michael R. Hicks
     
 

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What if the genetically modified crops that we're being forced to depend on for food weren't really created by man? What if they had a far more sinister purpose?

FBI Special Agent Jack Dawson investigates the gruesome murder of his best friend and fellow agent who had been pursuing a group of eco-terrorists. The group's leader, Naomi Perrault, is a beautiful

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What if the genetically modified crops that we're being forced to depend on for food weren't really created by man? What if they had a far more sinister purpose?

FBI Special Agent Jack Dawson investigates the gruesome murder of his best friend and fellow agent who had been pursuing a group of eco-terrorists. The group's leader, Naomi Perrault, is a beautiful geneticist who Jack believes conspired to kill his friend, and is claiming that a major international conglomerate developing genetically engineered crops is plotting a sinister transformation of our world that will lead humanity to extinction. As Jack is drawn into a quietly raging war that suddenly explodes onto the front pages of the news, he discovers that her claims may not be so outrageous after all. Together, the two of them must battle a horror Jack could never have imagined, with the fate of all life on Earth hanging in the balance...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984492770
Publisher:
Imperial Guard Publishing
Publication date:
03/07/2011
Series:
Harvest Trilogy Series, #1
Pages:
388
Sales rank:
1,090,706
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Born in 1963, Michael Hicks grew up in the age of the Apollo program and spent his youth glued to the television watching the original Star Trek series and other science fiction movies, which continue to be a source of entertainment and inspiration. Having spent the majority of his life as a voracious reader, he has been heavily influenced by writers ranging from Robert Heinlein to Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, and David Weber to S.M. Stirling. Living in Maryland with his beautiful wife, two wonderful stepsons and two mischievous Siberian cats, he now lives his dream of writing novels full-time.

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Season Of The Harvest 4.3 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 164 reviews.
DRBBASS More than 1 year ago
I wish I could give this book 10 Stars. I have owened my NOOK now for about 1 year. I am an AVID 65 year old book reader and have been all my life. I classify this as one of the top 10 books that I have read in my life. I have probably read 2000+ books. This one deserves 10 STARS ********** !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First...to the long winded posters who reveal plots of the books and ruin it for others, know than bn has been contacted and they do not like that u ppl are revealing and ruining books. They will investigate and with luck, u will b banned and rightfully so. Now....the book was a thriller and scary to think it could happen. Some of it was a little deep and i had to re-read parts to understand, but overall it was an edge of your seat thrill ride. Would make a good movie!
QueenSuchnSuch More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect other than this was a book about GMOs be an author who wrote a cat (just like mine) as a main character. My fri ends at Coastal Conversations' blog on wordpress recommended this as one of their monthly picks which is how it made it onto my reading list. I found the author had a light hand and was adept at using his skills to make some educational and entertaining social commentary in his narrative. His fleshing out of his characters gave me a full picture while keeping me guessing about each character's motivations. The explanation of the prevalence of GMOs in our world was unexpected and fascinating and terrifying. The fast paced plot and well written climax kept me up until the wee hours wanting to find out what happened next. The explosive ending left me wanting more and with the opening left, I hope Mr. Hicks follows this novel up with more of the story of Agent Dawson and his faithful sidekick Alexander. Even for those who might shy away from this one because of the implication of "sci-fi", I suggest you put your preconceptions aside and give this one a chance. I think you'll be glad you did.
Phoenix80 More than 1 year ago
Holy Cow! I had trouble breathing because the suspense/action of this thriller was intense. Very, very interesting premise. In the Preface, the author was talking about GMOs. And at first I thought he was serious - GMOs are good for you - everyone knows that. Well, he was being very subtle in his sarcasm, because the premise of the story is scary. Great fiction. Great writing and terrific characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Riveting. Quite the storyline, just plausible enough to creep me out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This had very high reviews and a wonderful premise. It seemed extremly well edited for a free book. I was only able to read 45 pages of the story. The novel is about 1114 pages long. What I read was very good and it really piqued my intrest. Unfortunately, I had had a very stressful day and the extreme gory description of a man's murder really upset me. I had to archive this book for a later attempt to read it. Things like this usually do not bother me, but this was very graphic indeed. I was doing pretty well until the line, "he was alive while they did this to him" was made. This book is for adult men and women, who can handle very graphic, violent details. In a few days I will try it again. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not so sure that this book is fiction! LOL GMO's are real and in the real world the so called scientist responsible for GMO's are not human. They have no heart, no soul, no moral compass, they only think of control and destruction. If you're interested in the subject or you just like sci fi, don't miss this one. I couldn't put this book down. It keeps you on edge wondering what will happen next and yes it's a little creepy but a big Bravo to Michael Hicks for including the GMO subject ( and for giving a cat a staring role).
learn2turn More than 1 year ago
I'd give this book 4.5 stars if 4.5 was available. I wouldn't give any book 5 unless it was brilliant. I can't believe I got this book for free and then enjoyed it so much. It's fasting moving without meandering subplots. Maybe it isn't haughty taughty literature but it's still well written and fun. If you like the type of movie that has aliens' heads exploding but you're enough of a thinker to enjoy a good novel as much as a movie, you'll like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omit the occasional f bomb and I would give it a 5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author deserves to become ..... rich and famous. I love the style even if I am not a sci fi buff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story!
The_VW_Man More than 1 year ago
Excellent read! Makes you sit back and think about what you might unknowingly eat. Two thumbs up!!
Seanathin More than 1 year ago
Season of the Harvest is a book with some really high highs and some sluggish low points, on of which is in the beginning and then a bit father in. That shouldn't deter anybody from picking this book up though. What starts out as a standard thriller quickly takes a sci-fi/horror turn without losing the feel that it had already set up. The characters are solid and there is clearing a lot of research into both GMOs and all the other technology that is in the book. I was turning pages and staying up till two in bed with my book light every night so that is probably the best praise I can give any book.
mammysfave More than 1 year ago
GMO's. Genetically Modified Organism. This book will make you think twice about what you eat and where it came from. Gave me chills a couple of times!
Stevec50 More than 1 year ago
Jack Dawson is an FBI agent and Afghan vet. He's seen a lot in his both careers and it's hard to shock him. However, when a friend and co-worker is viciously killed Dawson decides to ignore the orders he has received to stand clear. He wants to discover who or what killed his friend and why. In a short period of time Dawson goes from being a trusted member of the FBI to being on their Top Ten Wanted list. He also learns that an alien race may have plans for the people of Earth that could change everything. Not a bad book, but nothing special. Also, I had a bit of a problem with Dawson, way too quickly in my opinion, getting over a past relationship and jumping almost immediately into another. The action is decent and the characters for the most part interesting enough to carry the plot. This is the first book in a trilogy and introduces a number of characters, as well as the alien race and their abilities.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Made you think about what's going on today! Well written!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good character development, story & all around good book.
jamahle More than 1 year ago
Great, exciting read!!! Makes the GMO topic even more unnerving!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Genetically modified foods and aliens! Who would have ever thought to put them together. It is a fact that should you name the companies that take seeds and add DNA they will absolutely break you if you ever complain about them. GMO's are in 80% of all products in the grocery store! Michael has sheer and entertaining genius to come up with aliens, yes the little green guys being behind it all. You can not put this down when the characters are in the middle of a fight for their lives. By the way, what about rates for autism up 810% in the last 15 yrs! Think about that one?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never been disapointed by a Michael Hicks creation . He is one of my all time favorite authors.
satinok More than 1 year ago
Hicks did a fantastic job of moving this story with all the twists, almost tempted to read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost halfway through and had to rate and review. Great story keeping me up late..... thanks for the best freebie yet!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Enjoyed the story. Knew GMOs were bad. Know I know why. I knew GMOs were bad. Now I know why.
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