One of the more unexpected joys with this exhilarating read—the first book in the Extracted series—was the laugh-out-loud humour. I advise you not to read this book in public unless you’re prepared for conversation with strangers. And then there are the three main characters, in whose hands the fate of the planet rests. An elite police officer (Safa), a hero from the Second World War (Harry), and an insurance investigator with a violent past (Ben). Before they can save the world, they first need to save each other, and I was drawn into their bond—and burden.
With some strong language and violent scenes, narrated in a visceral present-tense voice, Extracted is an intense read. Saving the world can be tough going. But if you want a thrilling, sometimes mind-bending ride into the past and future, buckle up: you’ve found it.
- Jane Snelgrove, Editor