The pay’s meagre and job security’s a joke, not good in the comatose economy of 2033.
But he could never have known it'd be life threatening.
Ayden Walker turned his back on a fast tracked academic career to follow in his parents’ footsteps. As a field researcher, he does what he can to protect wilderness areas from the pressures of climate change and 8.5 billion people, and he keeps an eye on the big Pharmas gaming the system to squeeze ever more profits from their latest GM cure-alls.
Then he meets the enigmatic and strangely familiar William Hanford.
William tells Ayden the truth about his parents’ genetic research all those years ago, about what they did to William… and to Ayden.
And all his life, his parents kept it from him, lied to him.
Struggling to understand and forgive, Ayden digs into the past, but the trail points back to the present, to William and to his biotech company, Genenco.
Could Genenco be attempting a breathtakingly bold solution to problems the world has failed to address for decades? Or is it a wildly dangerous experiment, a threat to all of humanity?
Should Ayden even try to stop them? Or is the risk justified?
As he peels back the layers of deception, Ayden realises that he’s under surveillance and putting his family at risk.
He’s forced into an uneasy alliance with Major Henri Soulandt of Army Military Intelligence, and together they try to discover just how far the forces behind Genenco are prepared to go.
Then things get complicated. And deadly.
Intervention – The Pandora Virus, has been described as an intelligent page-turner, a technothriller that asks hard questions.
"We've been engineering human DNA for decades. What if, right now, behind a veil of commercial secrecy… a group of scientists are taking it further than anyone realizes?
What if - long before any big sea level rises – heatwaves, drought, and crop failures start to bite into the world’s food and water supplies?
What if the UN has to keep revising its population forecasts upwards?
And what if someone decides to do something about it?"
"MICHAEL CRICHTON-ESQUE TECHNO-THRILLER … A STORY THAT HIT THE GROUND RUNNING AND NEVER STOPPED FOR BREATH." Michael Wells
"A RARE FIND: TOPNOTCH SELF-PUBLISHED SF ... PREPARE TO THINK YOUR WAY THROUGH THIS BOOK." C.S. McClellan, author of Hidden Boundaries
"A PROMISING NEW TALENT HAS JOINED THE SF FIELD." A. W. Scott
"AN INTELLIGENT THRILLER." Erica Orloff, author of Illuminated
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I received a free digital copy from the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I’m actually a little shocked by how much I liked this story. This is not the kind of story I usually read but it was very well written and surprisingly good. It’s obvious that the author did a lot of research for this novel. There was a lot of information in this story and the attention to detail was fantastic. Certain aspects in the middle of the book made it kind of drag a little but other than that, this was a really good book.
Oh. My. Goodness. This was a great book. Self-published work can truly be a hit or miss prospect, and this one was definitely a hit (at least for me). The bulk of the book takes place about 20 years from now, and I found the tech advances imagined by Mr. Munro to be completely believable. It's hard to know what to say about this book, because it was just so good. I'm not sure I agree with some of his views about climate change, but it's definitely true about the world straining Earth's resources with it's exploding population, so I found it believable and a bit scary. Ayden was a strong character - brilliant, determined, and definitely devoted to ferreting out the truth. There were a lot of secondary characters and sometimes it was hard (deliberately so) to know who was telling the truth about what. The villain was great, and equally stubborn. I'm really excited to know there's a sequel in the works, so will definitely keep my eye out for that. Yeah, there's not much to say about this one other than READ IT! Thanks Mr. Munro! Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.