Prescott is one my new favourite authors. After loving the Extinctsion series, Augmented didn't disappoint.
Although the author tackles some highbrow concepts, the writing is easy to digest if not a little basic.
The simpler, less sophisticated writing though in terms of how characters speak and jargon makes the book a rollicking tale for both adults and young adult readers.
What's great is that Prescott can mix sci fi with technology, futurism, social justice and still find room for proto human aliens and thoughts on the origins of humankind.
In this regard though Augmented differs from his previous trilogy, reading more or less like the Bourne Identity.
More of a linear thriller- globe trotting, the pacing and action is excellent and moment to moment adventures keep the pace up till the inevitable conclusion. The books take a left turn about 1/2 way through and then seemingly veers right away for a large percentage, almost telling a story within a story which can be hard to follow before rushing to the finale- but all in all, a well thought out story that was fun from start to end!
Breathable air on Earth is running out and no one knows why.A mysterious discovery nearly thirty million years old may hold the answer.
To find it, a glaciologist and the inventor of a cutting-edge brain implant will need to work together.
But can they unlock its shocking secrets in time to save humankind?
While investigating hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean, scientist Nicholay Panov and his crew mysteriously vanish. Weeks later, when their vessel is finally found, the hull has been crushed nearly beyond recognition. Stranger still, the wreck now lies off the coast of Antarctica, seven thousand miles from where it sank.
Searching for answers, glaciologist Sienna Panov reaches out to Ben Fisher, the rich and enigmatic CEO who commissioned the expedition. Ben is the inventor of a revolutionary neural enhancement device. Once implanted in the brain, it has the power to boost both mental and physical abilities to dizzying new heights.
Except Ben has recently suffered a tragedy of his own, after a savage attack robbed him of his memory and left him framed for murder. Working together, Ben and Sienna soon discover a shadowy conspiracy connecting both events.
There are ancient secrets powerful people don't want them to uncover, secrets that trace back to America's Space Race and to a time long before humans walked the Earth. Secrets with the power to save the planet--or utterly destroy it.
Filled with stunning twists and turns, Augmented is a technothriller that will leave you breathless!