The Chimera Vector (The Fifth Column, #1)
Nathan M. Farrugia

The Fifth Column: the world’s most powerful and secretive organization. They run our militaries. They run our governments. They run our terrorist cells.

Recruited as a child, Sophia is a deniable operative for the Fifth Column. Like all operatives, Sophia’s DNA has been altered to augment her senses and her mind is splintered into programmed subsets.

On a routine mission in Iran something goes catastrophically wrong. Bugs are beginning to appear in Sophia’s programming and the mission spins out of control.

High-speed chases, gun fights, helicopter battles, immortal psychopaths, super soldiers and mutant abilities are all in the mix in this edge-of-your-seat action-packed techno-thriller.

Perfect for fans of Matthew Reilly, The Chimera Vector melds sci-fi with sizzling espionage action.

The Chimera Vector (The Fifth Column, #1) book cover

This was intense. Brutal. Terrifyingly action-packed and for the most part pretty good. The SQL, I liked. Side-channel attacks and the crypto was different, and the personality switching and genetic stuff was fascinating.

My only issue was keeping track with who was working for whom, which is in part the idea, but everyone seemed to be playing such a deep game it was kinda hard to judge who was going to come out on top.

Will go for the sequel, though, because there’s a lot of life in this idea.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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