by Anthony Vicino
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Firstborn Saga - Book 2
Publisher: One Lazy Robot; 1 edition (November 15, 2017)
Publication Date: November 15, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction | Fantasy
Print Length: 362 pages
A Mind Divided Cannot Stand
Tom Mandel is either a villain or a saint, depending on who you ask. He’s already died once in the fight for Unity. He’ll do it again if needed, but he’d rather it didn’t come to that. In the battle to come, however, he might not have much of a choice.
A mysterious imprint, grafted onto the mind of Division Agent Mika Frost, holds the key to stopping Tom Mandel and his terrorist cell, Castle. Survival means uncovering the secret hidden inside her own mind, before it’s too late. If she fails, Unity will fall. She won’t let that happen.
Unity sold a piece of its soul to survive the Dissolution. To survive what comes next, they'll have to sell the rest.
Mind Breach by Anthony Vicino (Firstborn Saga, #2)
Nanobots, a stream of consciousness, hive mentality, high tech manipulation and the ability to be “re-born” after death. The battle lines for supremacy have been drawn, but are blurred and gray as technology melds with humanity and a caste system has evolved in all of its ugly glory. The closer you live to the surface, the more powerful you are. For those buried in the depths of the earth, they have become the forgotten, the banished.
One agent may hold the key to stopping Tom Mandel and his “terrorists.” Mika Frost died in a massive explosion, but her essence was sent into a world of bits and bytes, waiting to be retrieved and implanted in another body. She isn’t the first to “come back,” it wasn’t even her first time to die, but this time, something has changed, this time she has a deeply hidden agenda, an order that will come as if from her own mind, she will hold the key to destroying the Castle, and she must fight with everything she has to prevent that from happening. But how does she outwit the technology implanted in everyone’s minds and bodies? Who can she trust when each entity is monitored and the AI world is growing exponentially?
How does one know who the real enemy is? Does a grating personality or a ruthless demeanor make a person evil or is that just a façade to hide deep rooted truths? It may come down one final moment, one of pure human instinct, the human need for retribution, or perhaps perceived betrayals…but how does the human element triumph over the black and white world of technology when no one’s minds are private?
Enter the world of Anthony Vicino once again as he takes us deeper into his world of science fiction, where man and machine become integrated, while man becomes the pawn of the machine he created and the mind is no longer a unique and private place to go, where deaths can be manipulated to re-birth a more perfect specimen or destroy the greatest threats.
MIND BREACH is a fascinating, if dark journey into a world in crisis, one that threatens to remove all individuality by any means. Good versus evil? Yes, but this time set in an action-packed world unlike anything you have ever known. Razor sharp tension and an atmosphere of conflicted loyalties make this non-stop visit into a bleak future an incredible continuation of the Firstborn Saga.
I am voluntarily reviewing this complimentary ARC edition!