Book Review: Kill Code by Clive Fleury

Kill Code by Clive Fleury

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BOOK INFO
Title: Kill Code
Author: Clive Fleury
Publisher: TCK Publishing
Publish Date: December 5, 2018
Genre: Science Fiction
Goodreads Ratings: Me 3.0 / Community 4.29

BOOK BLURB
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WHEN THE OCEANS RISE… THE TRUTH DROWNS

It’s the year 2031. Our future. Their present. A world decimated by climate catastrophe, where the sun’s heat is deadly and the ocean rises higher every day. A world ruled by the rich, powerful, and corrupt. A world where a good man can’t survive for long.

Hogan Duran was a good man once. He was a cop, forced to resign in disgrace when he couldn’t save his partner from a bullet. Now Hogan lives on the fraying edges of society, serving cruel masters and scavenging trash dumps just to survive.

But after four years of living in poverty, Hogan finally gets a chance to get back on his feet. He’s invited to join the National Security Council, the powerful paramilitary organization responsible for protecting the rich and powerful from the more unsavory elements of society. All he needs to do is pass their deadly entrance exam, and he’ll be rewarded with wealth and opportunity beyond his wildest dreams.

But this ex-cop’s path to redemption won’t be easy. The NSC are hiding something, and as Hogan descends deeper and deeper into their world, he starts to uncover the terrible truth of how the powerful in this new world maintain their power…and just how far they will go to protect their secrets.

In a world gone wrong, can one man actually make a difference, or will he die trying?

Kill Code is the first novel in an exciting new dystopian science fiction series from the mind of award-winning author, screenwriter, and director Clive Fleury.

Fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, and Divergent by Veronica Roth will be captivated by Kill Code.

You’ll also love this book if you enjoy:
· Dystopian novels and stories
· Stories about futuristic societies
· Stories about disgraced cops
· Stories about unlikely heroes
· Stories about conspiracies
· Stories about injustice


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MY REVIEW
In a not too distant future, climate change has led to a dystopian world where the rich and powerful rule. Hogan Duran gets the chance to join the National Security Council (NSC). It’s a prime position protecting the rich and powerful. Hogan and the other applicants are put through a grueling, and deadly, test to win the highly sought after position. There are secrets in the NSC though, and Hogan starts to question everything during his time there.

Hogan is a tough former cop looking for a chance at a better life. He thinks he’s got the opportunity if he can pass the challenging tests issued by the NSC. Of course, things are a lot more complicated than they first appear.

This is a quick and entertaining science fiction story. The dystopian world is dark and gritty. The characters are strong. The plot is exciting. Good read for fans of dystopian novels. The ending does set it up for a sequel.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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