Book 1 in The Others Project series
Author: Adrienne Wilder
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
A past that won’t let go…
After losing his job, Chase Sarim finds himself living in a shit hole apartment. His new neighbor calls himself Seven, wears aluminum hats and carries around a ceramic rooster. He also seems to know what Chase is going to do or say before it happens, and talks about people named, Nine, Three, and Four.
Chase knows better than to get involved with someone like that.
But some men are just to hot too resist.
A future of fear…
Seven has been running for his life ever since he escaped Sub-Floor. In order to elude those hunting him he can never have a home, never have friends and love? It’s nothing but a weakness that can be used against him.
Hiding had become a way of life. Until Chase.
Greed, power, and corruption…
Dr. David Stone knows Seven has a secret. Why else would his colleague, Dr. Radcliff, help Seven escape Sub-Floor? It wasn’t the loss of a defective precog that bothered Stone, it was the fact Radcliff was willing to die to keep Stone from knowing why he did it. Or better yet, how.
Two men, one love, brought together by a series of impossible circumstances and destined by fate for an entangled future.
But maybe fate has nothing to do with it.
I was first introduced to this author with her Darwin’s Theory series. I loved that so much that I quickly read some of the Grey Zone novels. Now the Grey Zone novels are not for the faint of heart and although I enjoyed them, I worried that Seven might be more than I could handle, what with the experimentation, evilness and suspense. I shouldn’t have.
The novel was mind bending and engrossing. The torture wasn’t horrifically explicit but it still hit home. Seven was a soul so in need of Chase (even though Chase starts out a bit of a jerk) that you can’t help but root for the pair. His fellow Others were just as damaged, each in their own way, but you see that no one but Dr Stone was exactly what they seemed to begin with.
The science fiction part of the story could be made into a blockbuster movie, better thought out than most even. The scenes played in my head and I had a hard time putting the book down. This novel is Seven’s complete story and I am definitely looking forward to the next in the series, Thirteen, although I’m wanting Nine’s book more 😀
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