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Season Of The Harvest (Harvest Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Michael R. Hicks
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If you’ve enjoyed stories by James Rollins, Michael Crichton, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, get ready to strap yourself in for a roller coaster ride of terror as you learn that you truly are what you eat…

At a genetics lab where a revolutionary strain of wonder food crops is being developed, FBI Special Agent Jack Dawson’s best friend and fellow agent, Sheldon Crane, is brutally murdered. The killer was looking for very special seeds that Jack’s friend had taken from the lab, and tore his body apart trying to find them…

Jack is convinced that Naomi Perrault, the beautiful geneticist who leads a group of suspected eco-terrorists, is behind the murder. But when FBI agents who aren’t quite who they claim to be show up on Jack’s doorstep after a bomb devastates the FBI lab in Quantico, destroying the evidence from his friend’s murder, Naomi becomes Jack’s only hope of survival.

Framed for murder and confronted by the terrifying truth of what the genetically engineered seeds stolen by his friend are truly for, Jack joins Naomi in a desperate battle across half the globe to save humanity from extermination…


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"I was skeptical about this novel. Would I really be able to get drawn in to a story about a band of renegades trying to save the world's food supply? Well, the short answer is yes. I was completely engrossed from the very beginning. Season of the Harvest is smart and funny and wild and frightening and really, really scarily believable." - Reviewer Elizabeth Schulenburg
 
"This novel is a delicious treat for those who like action and adventure. It is a science fiction novel that is at once contemporary and reminiscent of the great novels that have bejeweled the genre through the years. It is a cautionary tale that will haunt the reader, and invite us all to think twice about the simple decisions we make every day." - Author Dan Moore
 
"Season of the Harvest was smart, entertaining, and believable. If you enjoy your Sci-fi novels and/or thrillers check this book out and then hang on to the edge of your seat, because that is where you will be perched until you hit the last page!" - Moonlit Dreams

Product Details

  • File Size: 1223 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Imperial Guard Publishing, LLC (February 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MME1RU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,305 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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184 of 193 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! February 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
(This review is for the Kindle Edition)
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!
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120 of 125 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hicks does it again February 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What has he done again? Kept me up until 2am finishing one of his books.

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.
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94 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best I have read this year! February 9, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I admit that I am already a Mike Hicks fan.
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.

Just sayin.....
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76 of 81 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Near Miss June 30, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
There is a lot to like about this book--it is an intriguing story and the author clearly understands how to keep it moving. The characters, though a bit thin, are developed well enough.

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).
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95 of 110 people found the following review helpful
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You know, this is a fast-paced science fiction yarn that will keep you turning the pages, and you may even enjoy yourself, and for .99 cents, this is a good deal and I can recommend it. However, anyone writing an honest review should point out a number of aspects of this book that must be recognized for what they are: a lot of standard cliché characters, cliché subplots, cliché backgrounds, etc.

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!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
Kindle version, excellent summer read but is a great book at any time. Currently reading the second in the series. Worth every penny and I see now the first is free! Read more
Published 1 day ago by GsChinadoll
3.0 out of 5 stars Good reading
Good story and writing. In places the plot was repetitive and stretched. Seemed to be written as a screenplay for a movie in mind. Read more
Published 4 days ago by pacificreader
3.0 out of 5 stars Language
Interesting plot but found the language offensive. Interesting. Why do people think it's okay to say Jesus, Jesus Christ, Christ when angry or upset? Read more
Published 4 days ago by K.S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nail biter
Could almost believe that this could happen,especially with some of our leaders we have right now.keeps you turning pages,could not wait to get to the end of the book and into the... Read more
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Published 9 days ago by Elissa Robertson
4.0 out of 5 stars Read as fast as you can!
If you stop for a little while the story will immediately fall apart - too many big plot holes. However, the story is the right mix of suspense, aliens, high tech, and character... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Igor Shnaper
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Interesting concept - could GMO's alter our DNA? Full of twists & turns.
Published 13 days ago by Lyn Schwarz
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael R Hicks is a well developed writer with the ...
Michael R Hicks is a well developed writer with the ability to hook you in. The plot is highly believable. I was there 100% with the characters the whole way through. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Sinead Fine
2.0 out of 5 stars A Circus of Crises
This book has a wonderful and priescient premise: GMO foods and the potential havoc they could have have on the environment. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Captain ET
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I liked the storyline.
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Born in 1963, Michael Hicks grew up in the age of the Apollo program and spent his youth glued to the television watching the original Star Trek series and other science fiction movies, which continue to be a source of entertainment and inspiration. Having spent the majority of his life as a voracious reader, he has been heavily influenced by writers ranging from Robert Heinlein to Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, and David Weber to S.M. Stirling. Now living in Florida with his beautiful wife, two wonderful stepsons and two mischievous Siberian cats, he lives his dream of writing full-time and spends as much time on the road in the family RV as possible...when he's not at the beach!

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Season Of The Harvest for 15 year old?
Momimi - Great question! My wife and I are fairly persnickity about what we let our own boys read, and we decided that SEASON OF THE HARVEST would be okay for our elder son, who had just turned 15 (and he happened to enjoy it so much he's been bugging me like crazy for a sequel). However, keep in... Read More
Jan 8, 2012 by Michael R. Hicks |  See all 2 posts
season of the harvest audiobook coming soon!
Wonderful news. Have not read any of your works yet, but your first Harvest book has such high reviews, with other of your works included, that I am eager to read this one. And, sincere congratulations.
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