Thursday, March 24, 2016

Helix Episode 1 (Helix #1) by Nathan M. Farrugia

Helix Episode 1
Helix Episode 1
by Nathan M. Farrugia

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Helix - Book 1
Kindle Edition, 142 pages
Expected publication: June 1st 2016 by Nathan M. Farrugia
Genre: Science Fiction

Olesya has always been special.

To most, she is an ordinary girl from post-Soviet Russia. But to the covert agency that recruits her she is something much more. The agency is a collector of genetic anomalies; forging gifted children into their most deadly weapon: the black operative.

Ten years later, Olesya leads a team of hunters on a dangerous assignment. Her targets are elusive, genetically enhanced and unstoppable. From the bio-clinics of Brazil to the arctic borderlands of Kaliningrad, from the catacombs of Lithuania to the citadel of occupied Prague, Olesya is at the heart of a war against a powerful, malevolent organization that wants total control.

But as operatives and hunters start to vanish, Olesya discovers they aren’t the only players in this deadly game …

 Helix Episode 1 (Helix #1) by Nathan M. Farrugia

They may seem ordinary on the outside, but there are those who know better. Gifted children are recruited by a covert agency and like finely honed steel; they are forged into warriors of the black operative.

Olesya is one of those warriors and leads a team on the hunt for the genetically enhanced enemy, a vile group of massive proportions whose end game is total control. Are they the only players on the field or is something or someone else playing from within the shadows?

For those who followed the Fifth Column series, you will notice that author Nathan Farrigua’s Helix is an extension of this series with new characters, new genetic alterations while maintaining that same air of urgency and action.

Helix is the first in a new series that puts down a solid foundation for each ensuing novel to spring from. Meet the characters, discover the conflict and realize the enormity of the situation as once again, we see good standing against evil with the world as the prize. Mr. Farrigua’s attention to detail in both his world building and character development are, once again top notch as his stage is set for all-out war. If you enjoy the grit of battle, the friction between players, and taut and pressing tension, this looks to be another hit from an author who likes to dig deep into the trenches for his readers.

I received an ARC edition from the author in exchange for my honest review.


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