Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Trial Run (Fault Lines #1) by Thomas Locke

Title: Trial Run (Fault Lines #1)
Author: Thomas Locke (pseudonym for Davis Bunn)
Pages: 384
Release Date: July 28, 2015 (eBook), August 4, 2015 (paperback)
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Revell
Format: eBook
Note: I received a free eBook copy of this novel through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Reese Clawson’s work is mind-bending—literally. Her company specializes in global data analysis for an elite group of industry executives, and now a lucrative government contract is moving her into the realm of cutting-edge intelligence gathering. She is determined to crack the limits of consciousness—and in doing so, the boundaries of secrets and lies. But her experiment crashes as test subjects slide into a coma-like state. Reese is left scrambling to maintain control, drawing three disparate people into the search for answers – an adrenaline-amped thrill junkie with altered brain chemistry, an Italian scientist working on remote-viewing technology, and a math prodigy whose algorithms subvert computer encryption.

     Will this piecemeal team prevail when a government operative is sent to investigate? As the threads of perception and reality become tangled and even time itself twists in unexpected directions, one warning remains clear: what you don’t know can kill you.

     With a concept so daring and writing so gripping, readers will swiftly fall under the spell of Thomas Locke’s endlessly creative mind. This thrilling psychological journey into the very nature of causation and consciousness will leave them turning the pages and grasping for solid ground.

My review:

     This is a mind boggling intense thriller!

     I want to start by saying that there is a large cast of characters to keep straight. It amazed me how many different personality types there are. It helped to keep in mind that there were two different teams of people, along with some solitary people.

     At the beginning of the book the two groups seemed to be involved in two separate stories. As the book progressed they started to intertwine with each other and the adrenaline rush thriller really kicked in.

     There were some aspects that seemed to be more of a far-fetched science fiction story than anything else. It was an incredible ride trying to follow everything, figure out who the good guys were, and survive the final climatic confrontation.

     I absolutely loved this novel. I am giving it a 5 star rating and highly recommending it.

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