On a human development on Mars in the future, Jim Meade, Runabout and Zero-G fighter, gets involved in the shady dealings of the warlords who exercise plenty of power within the Martian settlements. The Coalition provides a sense of government and civil order that most residents respect. However, one officer of the Coalition requests the Jim Meade help find and rescue her father out of a virtual reality prison, Enzeli, claiming he was innocent of the crime that led to his sentencing. This eventually leads Meade to uncover a sinister plan by the Ambassador Corcoran to use a super computer to control the destinies of everyone on Mars. Learning that one of the warlords had planned to assassinate the Ambassador, Meade is torn over thwarting the Ambassador's plan and protecting her life at the same time. Meanwhile, he takes on outlaw status as the trouble he walks into leads to some unfortunate events that turns public opinion against him. Filled with all the butt-kicking action amongst a world of science fiction, this story is Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, and Chuck Norris rolled into one.
Well, I love this kind of science fiction and action and R.J. Johnson keeps this story a non-stop roller-coaster. If you couldn't get enough of Total Recall and Demolition Man with a touch of Indiana Jones, than this story is all for you. The Zero-G fight scenes kept me on the edge of my seat and the reader is left with the satisfaction that the antagonists get the butt-whipping they deserve. Reading the Kindle version, I found it to be free from glitches that can sometimes affect poorly formatted e-books. There were a few typographical errors, word omissions, and misplaced words in the text, but not enough to detract from the enjoyment of the story.
So, there you have it. Action and thrill-seeking readers--add this to your reading list ASAP. Be good to yourselves.
Now for part 1 of a short story that I will add to my collection for kids. It's called The Cupid Effect. If you'd like to read it entirely, I have a link to the Word document through Google Drives. Just click this.
The Cupid Effect (part 1):