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Robin currently lives in Missouri with her five cats. She also occasionally speaks French and loves Doctor Who.
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Alex's character is well developed and relatable to the reader because she suffers from the same issues as many people do. She is an everywoman. She deals with a past incident when she was a police officer that causes her great distress. She starts her investigation only to find out that those she is involved with are gods from Mt. Olympus. I truly did not expect this jump into Greek mythology but Ms. Burks makes the scenario quite believable and super fun.
The story is fast paced once it gets rolling. It is a mix between Nancy Drew and Ray Harryhausen. it is a fun story and fortunately, Robin has written a follow-up story called "The Curse Of Hekate," which starts exactly where Robin leaves off in Zeus. It is interesting how her character so accepts her circumstances of dealing with gods like Ares and Hera and ultimately Zeus as if it was an everyday occurrence yet she seems shell shocked by the whole thing.
I highly recommend this book to readers who love mythology, science fiction and mysteries. Be prepared to get lost in Robin Burks' story because it is a spellbinder. This book is truly a winner and Biting Dog Publications was lucky to sign her.
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of PI stories, Greek mythology, and/or futuristic sci-fi thrillers.
Book Available: An updated and revised edition will be available July 6, 2013 at all outlets, including Amazon and Smashwords. (Well, technically it's already available, but the "official" release date is July 6).
Trigger Warnings: violence, including a man hitting a woman, murder
My Thoughts: This has elements of many of my very favorite types of stories. Science-fiction (futuristic setting), Urban Fantasy (the otherworldly Pip), and PI story (the main character is a PI). I mean, I just can't see how that sort of combination could possibly go wrong, you know?
I was constantly delayed on this book. First day there was my cousins' wedding, which kept me from reading more than a few pages. After sleeping most of Sunday, I settled in to read, but kept being interrupted (don't you EVER interrupt me when I'm reading a book...), so that kept me from finishing. Then I had editing. Well, I FINALLY finished several DAYS after starting, and this isn't a terribly long book, so you see how much it all slowed me down.
Anyway, I really enjoyed this book. I was absolutely right: all the elements of all my favorite types of genres blended together made a book that I found just irresistible, and to make things better, this is obviously the beginning of a series, so I'll be hoping for another book soon!
Now, I can't really comment on the editing, because the copy I had is the old edition, and it has been revised and revamped for this new release. I am very glad, because the editing on this one was really very poor, and if I didn't know it had been revised that would have lost it a star.Read more ›
Before I started this book I wasn't exactly sure what to think about it. The synopsis is very mysterious and I kept wondering why the title and the main company in the book was called Zeus, Inc. Zeus if you don't know being the God of thunder and all that jazz I couldn't help but wonder if he had anything to do with the story.
As I started I immediately fell in love with Robin Burks's writing style. I felt she made incredibly realistic characters with flaws, and relationships, and fears. I felt that was incredibly awesome and the world of Zeus, Inc is awesome.
Zeus, Inc. is set in the future the year 2065. 50 years before in 2015 the world was in chaos, running out of natural resources to fuel society as we know it today. Riots and wars began all over the world. That is until Joseph Brentwood came out of nowhere with an ever lasting power supply. For 50 years everything seems to be going great. That is until Joseph Brentworth goes missing.
Enter the main character and hero of the story; Alex Grosjean. Alex is an ex-cop turned private investigator. She lives with her mother (which isn't as pathetic as it sounds), and her cat. She is divorced and is best friends with Josephs' daughter Aleisha the Vice President of Zeus, Inc. Alex gets a call at the beginning of the story about her Joseph being missing. Initially she doesn't want to take the case due to her colored past on the police force, but considering it's her best friend she has no choice but to say yes. That's when everything starts to get weird.
While Alex is investigating the case she meets Phillip Smith a.k.a. Pip. Pip is a out of this world hottie, and Alex is immediately attracted to him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you know anything about Greek mythology you know that Zeus is all powerful, but what if a mortal took that power? Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amanda
If you somehow find a very well written female gumshoe kicking ass and generally being awesome offensive you may want to save us all the time and not read this book instead of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brian Slack
Great book by a great author! The story was easy to follow and even easier to relate to the characters, making it very hard to put down. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Stina
I have been a fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon for a long time, but her books have become predictable and, dare I say it?...stale. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gabrielle Bowers
It may be the first - it certainly will not be the last - love the characters and the plot. This is a great read, looking forward to the next one!Published 24 months ago by Car Czar
Robin Burks's "Zeus, Inc." is primarily an urban fantasy tale with some science fiction and mystery elements. Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Craig H. Rettig
I really enjoyed the story and i am looking forward to the next book. I want to know more of what happens in this world.Published on March 28, 2013 by Glorimar Medina
A very ambitious debut novel from Robin Burks, with all of the makings of a fun series. The tone shifts about halfway through so I almost find it easier to review as two separate... Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by Brian U
Although it was a bit of a slow start, I found that I very rapidly dove into the story and characters. Read morePublished on October 29, 2012 by Amazon Customer