It’s the year 2031. Our future. Their present. A world decimated by climate catastrophe, where the sun’s heat is deadly and the ocean rises higher every day. A world ruled by the rich, powerful, and corrupt. A world where a good man can’t survive for long.
Hogan Duran was a good man once. He was a cop, forced to resign in disgrace when he couldn’t save his partner from a bullet. Now Hogan lives on the fraying edges of society, serving cruel masters and scavenging trash dumps just to survive.
But after four years of living in poverty, Hogan finally gets a chance to get back on his feet. He’s invited to join the National Security Council, the powerful paramilitary organization responsible for protecting the rich and powerful from the more unsavory elements of society. All he needs to do is pass their deadly entrance exam, and he’ll be rewarded with wealth and opportunity beyond his wildest dreams.
But this ex-cop’s path to redemption won’t be easy. The NSC are hiding something, and as Hogan descends deeper and deeper into their world, he starts to uncover the terrible truth of how the powerful in this new world maintain their power…and just how far they will go to protect their secrets.
In a world gone wrong, can one man actually make a difference, or will he die trying?
Kill Code is the first novel in an exciting new dystopian science fiction series from the mind of award-winning author, screenwriter, and director Clive Fleury.
Fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, and Divergent by Veronica Roth will be captivated by Kill Code.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
The story begins in the year 2034 when ex- cop Hogan is at his second lowest point in his life. The lowest had been when he had failed to save his partner four years before and now he was at rock bottom taking any job just to get by and scratting off rubbish tips to survive. When he is given a chance to join the National Security Council, NSC, he grabs it with both hands, but he has to get through the training and be the last man standing. This would set him up for life. The NSC is an elite force created to protect some of the highest ranking and wealthy people who have survived the irreversible climate changes caused by man in previous years. Hogan jumps at the chance of getting himself out of just existing and having a meaningful life back.
The NSC really have Big Brother type abilities to know all about their new candidates, testing them on every possible level. Not answering a question truthfully can result in leaving the training feet first, not just turning back to where they came from before. Physical skills, logic and loyalty are all tested. It doesn’t pay to make friends here because there is only one winner but living so closely it is hard not to.
I really took to Hogan who although ticks all the boxes is independent thinking too, which could be real deadly for him. There are some pretty cool characters in the story and a whole new race of people. It all makes for a totally fast paced book with action that grows with intensity as each page is turned. This is the first of a new series and one to keep your eye on as a big screen contender in the future.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Clive Fleury is an award-winning writer of books and screenplays, and a TV and film director and producer. He has worked for major broadcasters and studios on a wide variety of successful projects in the US, UK, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Clive is British but currently lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and teenage daughter. Besides his new dystopian sci-fi novel Kill Code, Clive has written Art Pengriffin and The Curse of The Four (Semi-Finalist in Kindle’s Best Indie Books), Scary Lizzy, and The Boy Next Door, all stories intended for the Young Adult market.