Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy
When rumors of a new super-drug surface, the FBI comes to Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini for help. It becomes quickly apparent that the drug is merely the tip of a deadly iceberg and a much more insidious plan is underway involving Titan Security, Gaultier Enterprises, and YatesCorp.
As newly discovered A-Cs and hybrids begin to surface, each with expanded and deadly talents, more and more signs point to a new evil genius who’s using the A-Cs and their enemies both as guinea pigs. Then Area 51 and the Dulce Science Center go silent while Alpha Team, Airborne, and most of the worldwide A-C Security team are there for training. And if that’s not bad enough, Centaurion Division is hit with more bad, and deadly, news: Chernobog the Ultimate, isn’t a hacker myth, he’s a real person — and he’s on the bad guys’ side.
Now Kitty and company must find the real Dr. Feelgood and stop him or her before the latest version of Surcenthumain hits the streets and more people they love are harmed, or worse. But when the inconceivable happens, Kitty’s focused on two things only: reviving the ACE entity before their enemies realize Earth’s best protection isn’t actually active and revenge.
This is not a stand alone book! If you haven’t read the others stop reading this one it will make it much easier to understand. The synopsis on the back cover sounded so interesting and something I would have loved. Hence the choice of reading it, but, there are so many characters and relationships that it is really difficult to follow also the politics of this story are heavy and intricate. Since I have not read any of the other books I felt like I was missing way to much.
However,this story was really well written, the characters obviously have rich and varied backgrounds. The world the author built is amazing. Trying to figure out who was who was a nightmare just to much going on with not knowing the back stories.
I enjoyed the dialog between many of the characters. My favorite quote:
“She’s like Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon, but with a different kind of crazy.“
Having said all of this, I didn’t finish this book. Not because of any other reason than I felt lost. I gave it my best shot, but didn’t have enough information to make connections.
So I’m not sure how to rate this book. For the writing style and excellently written fleshed out characters, I give it 4 stars.
I recommend this book only for people who have been following this series. I will go back and start at the beginning.