I was provided a free copy of this book by the author after he contacted me via Twitter in December 2015. The following is a review of his book “Conspiracy: Population Elimination” which was posted to Goodreads and Amazon in January 2016
Full disclosure, I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Imagine, you may be partly responsible for the potential elimination of 90% of the population of the world. What if you could try to stop it? Would you? How far would you go to rectify your error?
These are some of the questions facing Xavier Fisher, a PHD student in Genetics at Harvard. Tasked with a research project by the head of the Genetics department, Fish unwittingly becomes a pawn in a plot to unleash an “Ebolaesque” super virus on the face of the planet. If successful, the virus will eliminate 90% of the world’s population. Fisher is alerted to the deception by a fellow grad student and the two set off to expose the plot and stop the rich and powerful people involved.
From the opening scenes in a remote village in Africa all the way to the tense conclusion almost half a world away,Lucian weaves an intricate tale of action, suspense and intrigue in what has got to be one of the most thought provoking scenarios I have read recently. There was a good balance of action and light hearted moments that developed the characters and kept my interest without the whole thing becoming one dark, tense doom fest. The premise of a super virus unleashed to thin out the population and basically “reboot” society is one of those situations that could eventually come to fruition.
Minor edits aside, overall this was a fast paced, enjoyable read from an author that is new to me and one that I would like to read more of in the future.