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Broken Evolution [Kindle Edition]

Brendan Cody
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Broken Evolution is the ground-breaking biotech thriller for our time.

On the verge of retirement, a Congressional Senator is murdered in his home. Struggling CIA biotech analyst Joshua Harker finds himself assigned to unravel the mysterious murder. Harker's hunt for evidence leads him across the globe, into the highest levels of a Japanese cartel engaged in covert, unethical genetic research. When he discovers Tokiko- a lover from his own past - married to the tycoon behind the assassination, Harker begins to suspect he is being used - but by which side?

His new territory of black ops espionage leads Harker on into the darkest depths of a criminal underworld; a world where nothing is as it first appears. Together with Tokiko, they must confront their past and are forced to make decisions for all our futures. When they discover the ultimate truth of the assassin's identity, the secret rips apart all their lives.

This technothriller, charged with espionage and intrigue, races toward a heart-stopping climax and a heart-breaking conclusion that will shatter our society ... for generations to come.

Editorial Reviews


"... Entertaining and a very good read ... raises the fundamental bioethical questions about the definition of human dignity ..."
 -- Dr. Calum MacKellar, Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

"I could not put this book down after I started reading it. I enjoyed the ride while at the same time having to ask myself if this could really happen. This was a fun yet make you think book for me. Would recommend it."
"There is a certain cinematic feel to the action but that is not a bad thing and the human flaws of the main character made for interesting reading. If you are looking for a fast paced, action novel this is well worth a look."

From the Author

We've all heard the concerns about where genetic engineering and synthetic biology might lead us. The aspect that interests me most (and provoked me to write this) is the effect our interference in human DNA could have on the people who are subject it, and the effect on the people and society around them. I also think it could happen a lot sooner than we think - it could even be happening covertly right now. This novel is filled with things that fascinate me: covert espionage, the CIA, bioethical questions, and japanese culture.

I try to write stories a bit differently than the usual thrillers, with deeper characterizations that drive the plot, and narration that isn't too bare, and themes that provoke thought - all to keep it interesting for the reader. With this novel I hoped to write something a bit unusual, something that would still be a gripping page-turner, but with meaning. Broken Evolution - a technothriller with soul.

Product Details

  • File Size: 499 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Solitrix Books (January 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003OIBOA0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,136 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Genetic Thriller February 2, 2012
I got this book through LibraryThing Member Giveaways.
While in a whole the story was quite enjoyable, there were some tedious parts and I felt it was a bit predictable.
I also felt that the storyline wasn't that original.
However I liked the main characters, especially Takara, and (as the typos are apparently corrected in the final version) it's a well written book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CIA Stalking Killers May 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this book to be intriguing and interesting. The premise was futuristic enough to keep my attention but not too fantastic to make we wary. The action was engaging but there were times when, as others have commented, the story did bog down in the machinations of corporate and family politics. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys a mystery and action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Engaging read, with some drawbacks January 1, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I came across this book because my husband is Brendan Cody - but not the author of this book. He found the author's blog while idly googling himself and kept tabs on it for awhile. The book had not yet been finished, we made a few jokes about how it would work out for My Husband Brendan Cody if the book were either a.) really, truly good and got to be well-known; or b.) really, truly bad and went viral. Then we forgot about it. I stumbled across it again while looking for his Amazon wishlist and was pleased to find that the book had been finished and was available for download. I just had to know if my husband's name-doppelganger wrote a good book or not!

At least My Husband Brendan Cody's name gets to be a respectable website from an aspiring author. Everybody calls me Jenna, and I do not recommend that you look up [...] Unless you're into that sort of thing.

Well, I've just finished it - My Husband Brendan Cody Who Is Not The Author hasn't read it yet - and there are good and bad things about it. My only credentials are that I'm an avid reader (as is Brendan Cody Who Is Not The Author) and we are long term expats in Asia (most of the book takes place in Asia).

The good stuff:

It's definitely engaging. I started reading it after lunch on a day off and didn't stop for four hours except to pee and eat some chocolates (not at the same time, but you don't get to judge me either way). I finished it that same day, and it held my interest. Despite my criticisms below, I *wanted* to keep reading. That's no small thing! It's also competently written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Action, Culture and Honor October 7, 2013
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The book starts out with the main character Joshua Harker stuck in a dead in job within the CIA. His reports are criticized by a belittling boss who wants nothing more than to fire Josh or see him quit. Then he is assigned to check into a apparent heart attack to make sure the death of a elderly Senator is just that a health issue not anything more.
Then POW, the book takes off on a wild ride, from the Senators home town to the Corporate culture change of Japan and ending in the CIA restrictive country of France.
I really enjoyed the characters, the culture and especially the fine writing in which it all comes together. It has a solid story line throughout and a more than satisfactory ending. Just a solid effort by Brendan Cody.
This is the first book that I read of his, but I will start looking for more of his work based on the top rate effort.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good ebook February 29, 2012
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Surprised that so few people have reviewed this ebook. Shame that the people who read ebooks, don't rate what they read.
This ebook is very good, well written and the theme is interesting. You won't go wrong buying this ebook. After reading it, rate it and write your review.
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