Mysterious illnesses borne by advanced technologies. The appearance of a unique entity. Can a CIA agent and her unusual new partner complete the mission that just might save the human race?
Sam has no memory of his past, no body of his own, only haunting dreams to offer clues to his existence. Propelled by a need for justice, Sam agrees to join the operation.
Julia Cacerek is one of the best the CIA has, but she likes to work alone. With no other options, Julia has to face her own demons to work with Sam and his extraordinary abilities. Backed by a specially assembled DARPA team, Julia and Sam must thwart this ultimate attack that threatens to devastate the nation… and cripple the world.
What does the existence of Sam, a being who has no memory of his own life, but who can ‘slip’ into a person and take over their body, mean for humanity? Is Sam evil? Or part of something much larger at play than anyone realizes?
Mysterious infections popping up all over America, and a team of smart but different scientists and experts working together to make sense of all of this. When a new member joins their team, the book takes an expected turn and we get a very peculiar partnership that may just be the solution to their problems.
My favourite part of this book was probably the psychological aspect, which I wish has been explored more, but I know there was more to the story than a scientific paper on multiple personalities. Still, I was captivated by this part of the book.
Other than that, this book was simply not my cup of tea. The pacing was a little bit weird - jumping from fast to slow and sometimes being all over the place. I was never a fan of describing the characters rather than building them - show don't tell is usually my favourite thing in a book and I like to form an opinion on the characters by how they interact and how they act, so the descriptions didn't work for me. Especially when the descriptions were on the same page - like presenting everyone in a room, it gets rather confusing and harder to keep track of who the characters are in later chapters.
That said, the intrigue of the book was captivating. I wanted to see how the mystery was going to unfold, especially because of the bizarre partnership between our main characters - Julia and Sam. Ah, Sam was probably the biggest mystery and he made the plot so much fun - but also nerve-wrecking as I wasn't sure how trustworthy he was.
In conclusion, if you are into spy books or action books with a mix of supernatural science fiction, then this is the perfect summer read for you. It was a fun read, but the pacing and the writing did not work for me.
I'm Andreea, book lover raised in a library by my librarian aunt (and baby-sitter). Books are my favourite gifts to receive and I love to read pretty much everything from non-fiction to new adult, but my all time favourites are fantasy and science fiction.