Book Review: Sick, By Brett Battles

sickSick is book one in the Project Eden series, and after reading it I can’t wait to dig into book #2.  Though this book is a lunching point for a series that currently features four novels, thankfully it’s a fully fleshed out and complete story in its own right.  Packed with action and unending suspense, the book starts with a scare and the wild ride only continues from there.

The book centers around the character of Daniel Ash, an officer in the Army who has recently taken his family and transferred to a base that has just been taken out of mothballs.  As the story opens, he wakes in the middle of the night to tragedy and finds himself in the center of a fantastic conspiracy.  As the story unfolds, Ash fights for his life and the lives of those he cares for.

I like to say the book centers around Daniel Ash because many parts of the story involve beautifully illustrated peripheral characters who enhance the story and pull us, as readers, into the wider implications of events as the plot unfolds.  The secondary cast of characters adds great depth and emotion at every turn.

I particularly enjoyed how we learn about the antagonist(s) slowly over time.  The slow dissemination of information regarding the group behind the conspiracy adds to the tension as we realize the overall reach of the antagonist organization by the end of the book.

By the end of the story, things are brought to a satisfying conclusion but there are many questions left unanswered.  And there should be.  There are three more books in the series right now.  And there may be more to come.  There are many questions, dangerous villains and even shadowy saviors who leave us wanting more.  Perhaps best of all, there is more to be had.  Answers are just one book away.  It’s nearly impossible to finish reading Sick and not dive directly into Exit 9, the second book in the series!

You can find more information about Brett Battles at his web site, friend him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter.

Update: 3/4/13 1:30pm
Book One of the Project Eden Series, Sick, is a free download for the Amazon Kindle from 3/4/13 – 3/8/13 (5 days).  Download it now!

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