Sunday, 12 August 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: A Subterrene War Novel 3: Chimera - TC McCarthy

Release Date: 02/08/12


Escaped Germline soldiers need to be cleaned up, and Stan Resnick is the best man for the job. A job that takes him to every dark spot and every rat hole he can find. Operatives from China and Unified Korea are gathering escaped or stolen Russian and American genetics, and there are reports of new biological nightmares: half-human things, bred to live their entire lives encased in powered armor suits. Stan fights to keep himself alive and out of prison while he attempts to capture a genetic, one who will be able to tell them everything they need to know about this new threat, the one called "Project Sunshine." Chimera is the third and final volume of The Subterrene War Trilogy which tells the story of a single war from the perspective of three different combatants. The first two volumes GERMLINE and EXOGENE are available now.


Having loved the first book in the series, I eagerly awaited the second which, when that cemented my affection for the world that TC created. It’s dark, it has quite a few thought provoking concepts and when added to the whole idea of a genetically engineered model solider really made sure that I couldn’t get enough.

The writing is straight forward no nonsense with no expense spared on the action sequences with their hard combat and even bloodier consequences. Add to this solid prose and an almost cinematic way with words which when backed with a believable lead protagonist and all in, it’s a solid conclusion to this epic series. Great stuff.

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