Book Review: Genesis by Matt K. Turner

indexTitle: Genesis

Author: Matt K. Turner

Genre: Science Fiction / Thriller

Age Group: Adult (18+)

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Tech icon Aiden Markusson has it all—the lake house, the luxury car, the fastest growing company in Seattle, and the love of his life wearing his engagement ring. But his perfect life comes apart at the seams when he begins to experience blinding headaches, sensory distortions, and strange bursts of physical strength. His growing paranoia and need for answers lead him down a rabbit hole of bio-engineering and corporate conspiracy until he realizes he’s not losing him mind. It’s worse than that.

Genesis is a mind-bending thrill ride through the near future where Aiden’s hunt for the truth plunges him into a world of ruthless mercenaries, hacker enclaves, and the bleeding edge of body modification. Faced with the possibility he’s not even human, Aiden must learn to harness his newfound abilities in time to save the woman he loves, an entirely new form of life, and the future of the human race.

Film and television writer Matt K. Turner storms out of the gates with his debut sci-fi action thriller. Blending a mixture of heart-pounding action, psychological depth, and comedic wit, Genesis introduces a confident new voice that will grab science fiction fans and newcomers alike.

In Genesis, tech icon Aiden Markusson has the seemingly perfect life. He’s wealthy, he’s engaged to the love of his life, his company is growing extremely fast. But then, his perfect life starts to unravel when he begins to experience terrible headaches, that come with sensory distortions and strange bursts of strengths. As he grows more worried about what is going on, and who or what is behind it, he is plunged nito a world of mercenaries, body modification and bio-engineering, hackers, and conspiracies.

Facing the truth might be tougher than Aiden ever imagined, as he’s faced with the possibility that perhaps he isn’t entirely human. While strugglign with that, he also has to race against time to learn to control his newfound abilities, for the future of humanity depends on him.

I really liked the slow set up, where we’re introduced to Aiden and spend some time in his mind before the story really takes off. Genesis was very suspenseful, and after the first few slower chapters, I found myself engaged in the story, and I couldn’t stop reading. Despite focusing on some complicated matters, the book never trailed off into difficult scientific explanations (as I’ve found is often the case in scifi) and instead offers an enjoyable, suspenseful rollercoaster of a plot with realistic characters and a few very surprising twists.

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