7 Scorpionsby Mike Saxton
Release date: 13th May 2010
Publisher: Eloquent Books
Pages: 444 (PDF)
Summary from Goodreads:
The world was turned upside down by the swift and brutal attack of a dictator known only as Zodiac. Planting flash bombs in every major city across the world, he detonated them simultaneously, sending the survivors into chaos and anarchy.
In the wake of the destruction, Zodiac unleashed the dreaded Seekers, a group with the ability to radiate an aura of intense fear, which would complete the enslavement and extermination of humanity. A former vigilante, turned government super soldier experiment, emerges from his self-imposed exile to challenge the new status quo. Can Vincent Black, with his makeshift team of unlikely allies, overcome the demons of his past to help preserve the future of humanity?
Author Mike Saxton resides in Vernon, Connecticut, where he works as an independent consultant for Information Technology. This book is the first of three in the 7 Scorpions series.
Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
I wonder what can I say about this book that will make you want it... I wish I could give one to all of you. I read sci-fi, maybe is not the genre I love the most but I can enjoy it. I didn't enjoy this book, I completely loved it.
Why you ask? First of all, what is described in this book can, very well, happen in the real world. I believe this is what had me turning the pages all night long. Yes, all night long, I barely sleep last night because I promise you all, I needed to know what was going to happen next.
True to be told there's a few scenes that were a little to much for me but in the end my desire to keep reading was stronger.
What you are going to find in this book is suspense, is thriller, you will find yourself on the edge of your couch and don't worry if you suddenly realize you need air... I stopped breathing a few times myself.
But let me show you my point of view of this book: Our world, as we know it, is already destroyed. There was a psychopath named Zodiac that planted a series of flash bombs in all the big cities of the world and all of them exploded at the same time creating chaos and millions of deaths... After this Zodiac becomes the ruler of the whole world and, in order to stay as such he seeks every rebel to destroy them.
And then we find the hero of this book, Vincent Black who finds himself as an unwilling participant in a government experiment of super-soldiers. He is the only one who survives it. With the help of other rebels like Alexis Hera (a woman, believe me, that you wouldn't want to mess up with) or Andromeda he will give and set the basics of the ultimate rebellion: Face the enemy or die trying. He will show them that teamwork is the key to surpass all the difficulties.
But what I liked the most is that we are also allow to see the motivations and feelings of the "bad-side" and somehow, it gives a different and awesome depth to the story.
My recomendation? If you like sci-fi books read it, don't miss it. And if you don't like sci-fi then give it a try. I hope this book one day will become a movie... it would be amazing!
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