5.0 out of 5 stars Hold on to Life: In the year 2031, catastrophic climate change has occurred and the majority of the Earth's population find themselves struggling to earn a living, scavenging for food and oppressed by the rich elite class. The elite class has found that a world that is steeped in starvation is easier to control. Hogan Duran is one of countless citizens who struggles to secure a daily job and scrounging through the garbage heap in order to supplement what little income is coming into the household. Once a respected officer of the law, Duran, who was unable to protect his partner, was drummed out of the police force and living with his former handicapped partner and personal regrets. He, however, through all of his difficulties has maintained his integrity and decency. His only hope, for the last four years, has been to utilize his military and police skills within the National Security Counsel. The NSC is an elite special forces that was formed to protect the rich and powerful and entrance into this force is contingent upon passing a series of potential deadly entrance exams. The day comes when the recruitment invitation is extended to Duran, but there maybe more to the NSC than meets the eye. Added to the mix is a rebel group known as the Krails. Kill Code: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel by Clive Fleury is an exciting and vividly penned futuristic novel that will engage the reader on every page. The plot is well thought out and is replete with twists, turns and surprises. This adventuresome and exciting read will most certainly grab the person's imagination and take the reader on a futuristic and stimulating ride of maintaining one's freedom at all costs. --Amazon Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars: Recommended read if you like the the hunger games type books. Great! Captivating, action packed and thrilling! This futuristic novel is quite short but so cleverly written. I find most shorter stories run the risk of missing the plot and cramming too much into the story. The pace of this book is perfect. Clive devotes the first 40% of the book to setting the scene of Hogans mundane life after the tragic end to his life as a cop. After the first 40% the book is suspense and action filled to the very end. The plot twists are great and not what you would be able to guess. I must admit after the twist, I read the rest of the book wondering if there was going to be another twist. I do not want to give too much away but when you read it you will know what I mean. --Amazon Review
WHEN THE OCEANS RISE...THE TRUTH DROWNS
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.
You'll also love this book if you enjoy:
- Dystopian novels and stories
- Stories about futuristic societies
- Stories about disgraced cops
- Stories about unlikely heroes
- Stories about conspiracies
- Stories about injustice