Author: Y.H. Lim
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Danger and corruption infect the world like a parasite gnawing at its insides, something Dr. Tian Ming, a world-renowned researcher, is all too familiar with. Tian knows the man standing before him wielding a gun is dangerous—yet his curiosity and desire are piqued. Learning that the man is an ex-yakuza with more at stake than money or power, Tian agrees to follow him on his extreme mission.
Time is short for former yakuza Ikeda Ryusuke, and he needs answers. The enemy infected his sworn brother with a life-threatening, genetically-modified parasite, forcing Ikeda to desert his clan. His search for a cure leads him to Tian. But the enemy is closing in, and they’re running out of time.
The story starts right smack-dab in the middle of the action and then flashes back to show how we got there. This leads to a little confusion to start, but once it is all straightened out I found the story interesting and happily went along for the ride.
The sci-fi flavour is definitely present and there is action and suspense galore. However, a 5 year gap in the middle of the book makes this feel like two short stories smashed together to get our whole. A large chunk of interesting stuff is glossed over in a few flashbacks; things that would have been interesting to have experienced rather than just informed about.
I liked our MC’s, and would have loved to see more of their relationship develop, but was able to believe in their feelings in the end. So, on the whole a good read with an interesting plot that would have been better if longer.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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