Intervention: The Pandora Virus
Author: W.R.R. Munro
Date of Publication: October 21, 2013
Sci-fi techno thriller set in a climate change wracked, near future. Ayden Walker, a young environmentalist is shocked to learn that his parents had been involved in illegal genetic experimentation, years ago. But what he learns next, shakes the very foundations of his existence.
Investigating, he stumbles across something that could change the future of the human race if he can’t stop it… except he’s not so sure he should.
It becomes clear though, that someone has him under surveillance, someone who doesn’t tolerate interference. He’s forced to seek an uneasy alliance with military intelligence as he hunts for the truth.
Then Ayden discovers that his adversary will kill to keep his secrets.
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.