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Season of the Harvest (Harvest Trilogy) Paperback – March 7, 2011
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Season of the Harvest is an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting, page-turner. The story gripped me from the beginning and the characters became real to me right away.
There are heart-wrenching deaths, epic battles, unexpected survival, and more twists and turns than a corkscrew.
I honestly don't know what to say about this book except ... read it. It's one of the best thrillers I've ever read and I will be reading it again.
Be ready to read late into the night on this one. Nonstop action from the get-go. Hicks is an accomplished writer-his earlier "In Her Name " series is top notch science fiction/fantasy/romance and already a fan favorite. This new novel is an entirely different type of techno-thriller; tightly written with believable characters, fast paced, and well researched. It is a story of today and the unintended consequences that might occur when foods are genetically "engineered" and released into the environment. Enough said- no spoilers here!
An excellent read. Well edited, proofed, and formatted for the Kindle and the excellent cover art was created by the author. Bravo!
His In Her Name series of SciFi thrillers is great.
But this book is something different and fabulous.
It is a little hard to talk about it without revealing stuff that the reader will want to discover by themselves.
But let me say that if you like Michael Crichton - you will love this.
If you like Lee Child - you will probably also love this.
There are many other comparisons that I could make but the best advice is to purchase the book and read it for yourself. You will soon be back here writing your own review praising this work.
I have a some knowledge of a couple of the infrastuctures that are written about in this book and he hits them dead-on This is realism mixed with a current issue mixed with some "could-happen" and is exciting.
But the writing . . . Ye gods the writing . . . I didn't know it was possible for characters in a story to over act until I read this book. Even the cats are guilty of it. Disproportionate reactions were the name of the game; no matter how calm things were, no one ever just said anything--they shouted, whispered (dramatically), cried, sobbed, gasped, moaned, and whimpered (people went numb a lot). Then there were the cliches--I had to laugh at the main character's response to Naomi's photo. My favorite--Her hair hung in a pony tail over her shoulder, "flowing like a silken water fall" (Really?). And when they finally meet? He almost immediately falls into lust with her and her with him. Actually, the author should be commended for not letting them fall into bed together, because I kept expecting them to pause in the middle of the battle and find a broom closet (Dirk Pitt style). So I'll give him that much--he stopped short of the too easy sex scene, but he needs to consider how he paces relationship development. This was too much like a high school romance to be believable.
With respect to the other characters--I liked Renee quite a bit, and appreciated the development of the other unexpected heroes. By the way--the aliens were fantastically nasty. Vivid--awful. Thank you.
However here's the thing--once you push past all the mechanics (because that's what they boil down to), there's a fascinating story there. I love the idea of GMOs being the source of man kind's demise (adore conspiracy theories if they're handled properly).Read more ›
Don't believe me? Consider: Mel Gibson's character in Lethal Weapon? A tough Vietnam Vet haunted by the memory of his dead wife. Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Inception? A tough investigator haunted by the memory of his dead wife. Bobby Simone in NYPD Blue? A Tough cop haunted by his wife's death from cancer. How about good old 007, James Bond? Yep, he's got a wife in the freezer, too!
The hero of Season of the Harvest? Why, by golly, he's a tough FBI agent, a former Afghan war vet with a dead wife who was brutally raped and murdered. He's also devilishly handsome, square-jawed and a silent loner. I mean, why create a new, unique interesting character when you can just go grab one off the shelf from the Cliché Store?
How about the female lead character in this book? Well, she can be found in Aisle 9 of the Cliché Store next to the baked beans. She's a brilliant, genius scientist, who happens to be unbelievable gorgeous, totally pure of heart -- and just so plain hot, hot, hot!
Don't believe me? Try: Tara Reid as Aline Cedrac in Alone in the Dark (2005), Robin Riker as Marisa Kendall in Alligator (1980) and Saffron Burrows as Dr. Susan McCallister in Deep Blue Sea (1999).
What do they all have in common? That's right. They're all the same woman, except some are sexy blondes and some are sexy brunettes!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Totally an X-Files kinda story line. Not a book easily put down once the reading begins.Published 13 hours ago by RiverRainFire
The author chose a fascinating topic, genetically modified food, and wove it into a clever blend of science fiction with well developed characters. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Fiat500e fan
Pitched at a couple above the Jack Reacher book level, this is a really really good read. May be best described as Jack Reacher meets Michael Crichton. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mr. P. Crowe
A truly fun read! Michael Hicks is a true storyteller. I loved reading this and did not expect to! I like the simple style and the entertaining ,but frightening, plot. Read morePublished 3 days ago by electron
Great story that went on and on and on and on. I usually read a book in 3 days tops.This one took a week.Published 5 days ago by gojoe from mo
I love science fiction when you can see the possible reality in it. This book does not disappoint. The characters are well developed and the storyline grabs you immediately. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Marcia A Kelsey
I don't usually read any science fiction but I did enjoy this. It was a good read and hard to put down.Published 5 days ago by Peg Heldstab