What if reality is only the edge of possibility?
There isn't much that can throw Charlie Hazard off balance. But the mystery woman with the striking eyes and the intense request to follow her -- now -- is about to shake his world. Knowing little more than her name, Charlie leaves his post as a guard at the Satellite Beach community center for what he thinks is just another risk-containment job. But Gabriella, an experimental psychologist, has far more in store for him than protection duty -- if the two of them survive the test.
Reese Clawson relishes her work at the Combine and all the perks and power that come with it -- including the ability to manipulate perceptions. But the Combine never anticipated this mind-shifting technology. If Gabriella's experiments succeed, the Combine would be destroyed. And Reese will never allow that to happen.
Charlie Hazard is Jason Bourne on steroids. A serious action hero right down to his awesomely appropriate name. Love his cryptic occupation too -- "risk containment." Multiply what that conjures up by 1000 and you pretty much have an idea of what Fault Lines reads like -- a complex plot with plenty of action including exquisitely choreographed fight scenes. But all that is peppered with surprising pockets of humour too, usually courtesy of Irma and Julio, Charlie's civilian recruits. In fact, there are a host of engaging secondary characters that contribute to the page-turnability of this enthralling read.
Labeled as a 'techno-thriller', be prepared for some detailed 'techno-babble' -- most of which went over my head. I'd recommend not fretting over trying to understand everything right from the start, rather embrace the essence of the story and things will become clearer as the tale progresses. Also Fault Lines is the prequel to previously published, Trial Run (2015) and Flash Point (2016) and I can't help but feel that readers familiar with those stories might get a better grasp of the 'sciency' stuff in this prequel.
The only thing I found lacking was the absence of an inspirational thread and there was such potential for one. It doesn't ruin the story, but I read Christian Fiction (the publisher is Revell) for a reason and I appreciate when a faith thread, no matter how light, is woven into a plot.
Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications.
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