What do you do with a deadly weapon when it's no longer needed?
Nicholas Trailer is the last of The Augmented Men, beings created first by society and completed by a political group the public can't even imagine exists. Captain James Donaldson takes severely abused and traumatized children and modifies them into monsters capable of the most horrifying deeds without feeling any remorse or regret.
But the horrors of war never stay on the battlefield. They always come home.
Battling what society and science has made him, Nick Trailer discovers he is loved. From the horrors of childhood to the horrors of a war, what does it take for someone to find true love and peace? Especially when everyone has their own agenda, from the senators who sanctioned his making to the Governor of Maine who wants to use Nick's struggle to propel himself to the White House.
The Augmented Men were good at war, perhaps a little too good. Now they have to come home...or do they? What do you do with man-made monsters? Nick must decide if his friends are his friends and if his enemies are his enemies, all while protecting the woman he loves.
And are you truly the last of your kind?
What if you must remain a monster to defeat a monster? Will you sacrifice love to protect what you love?
|Publisher:||Black Rose Writing|
|Edition description:||First Printing ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
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Military sci-fi thrillers are usually not my go-to genre when I look for a book, but I was excited to pick up The Augmented Man. This story immediately thrust me into a Dues Ex like world with Nick Trailer, the ex-soldier, being the primary protagonist. His struggles were easily to relate with and, honestly, I found myself hoping to see his happy ending by the end of the novel. Admittedly, the middle of the book had a few slow spots, but being a student of psychoanalysis, I found it intriguing. Joseph Carrabis did an excellent job in piecing together this masterpiece. Now when do I get to see the movie?
The Augmented Man is adventure fiction on steroids. And that steroidal poster boy-- a killing machine named Trailer-- is a conglomeration of Jeremy Statham and The original Terminator. A laconic hero (with a tricked out spine) whom you want to root for in spite of yourself. And author Joseph Carrabis paints him and every character around him with the verisimilitude of a man who's been to war and got more than his hands dirty. His prose rocks! It rolls. It surprises. It repels. It never stops demanding you keep turning pages. In fact, he hooked me in within three pages or so. From that point on, I became committed to finding out what's next in the Augmented Man's journey. Who else will he have to kill? Or beat the crap out of? Or talk sense into? I can't remember another action novel that read just like a movie. I tried to force my eyes to stay open past 2 AM, but I read on the next day. The writing is so good, it's addictive. I loved it, loved it, loved it.