The Seraphim Sequence
by Nathan M. Farrugia
My rating: 5 stars
Series: The Fifth Column - Book 2
Publication Date: March 15, 2013
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Print Length: 482 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
The world is reeling in the aftermath of genocide.
Former black operative Sophia is among the remnants of
the Akhana, a once-strong organized resistance against the all-powerful
world government known as the Fifth Column. Branded as the world's most
wanted terrorist, Sophia barely escaped her last encounter with the
organization with her life.
Now a new threat is emerging from inside the Fifth Column. Project
Seraphim: a technology utilizing extremely low frequencies that can make
anyone feel and do anything at any time. Mass populations will fall
under the influence of an almost unlimited power.
To stop them Sophia must join forces with former friends turned
enemies and former enemies turned unlikely allies--first among them
Denton, a master manipulator whom she would prefer to run her knife
through than work with.
Sophia has four days. Four days before what little freedom the human race has left is gone forever.
The brutal game of betrayal and counter-betrayal that began with the international bestseller, The Chimera Vector, continues in this highly anticipated sequel.
The Seraphim Sequence by Nathan M. Farrugia
I thought I was ready for Nathan Farrugia’s The Seraphim Sequence after having survived the events of The Chimera Vector along with it's characters. I have to admit, I should have practiced my mental covert resistance training first. From page one, the drama is in full swing as those left from the once strong Akhana are still hacking away at the all-powerful and vile Fifth Column. Sophia, once a guinea pig for the Fifth Column is now considered a terrorist and the reason behind that involves the mass genocide the world has faced. IS the former black ops specialist the perpetrator or just another victim of twisted technology and the government’s secret agendas? Dejected, demoralized and determined, the guilt-ridden Sophia must rely on trust, a commodity not easily shared or found. The problem is, who can she trust to take down the global power of the Fifth Column? How can she expose them or at least thwart their plans? There’s a time limit on her seemingly suicidal mission, the clock is ticking and the fate of the world is in the balance. Can she hold it together long enough to complete what may be her final mission?
Once again, Nathan Farrugia had me white-knuckling it all the way, holding my breath, cringing and dodging bullets, swords and anything else thrown in the way of this group of “altered” heroes. The groundwork is already in place, so the depth of this story grew exponentially as each character, old and new came off the pages, guns blazing! Mr.Farrugia has it all covered, from hand to hand combat, shoot outs, mad chase scenes and high octane tension as he presents a frighteningly scary version of a world gone wrong while “that guy on the street” remains totally clueless until it’s too late.
Want some intriguing dialogue that brings even more depth to a deadly scenario? It’s here, as well as the truly evil, the genuinely good and the sense of family that is shared by Sophia and her group. Better than any fast-paced, high action film, better than a video game with over the top heroes, The Seraphim Sequence doesn’t TELL you what to see and feel. There is no flashing through scenes at an erratic pace to create tension and you won’t suffer from carpal tunnel as you hit a level that re-energizes your characters. What there is, is a blank canvas waiting to play in your mind, you are the director, the characters and part of the world you visualize, thanks to the creative genius of Nathan Farrugia and his gift for story-telling. This is why I love to read, when words come to life in your mind, a great story becomes even better.
I received a copy from Nathan M. Farrugia in exchange for my honest review and honestly, I clicked BUY on the next book within 2 minutes of finishing this one.