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Flash forward 600 years and the reader is propelled into a time when all the inhabitants on Earth are peaceful. There are no wars, no fighting or even any bickering. This utopian world is the perfect place for the savage and military race, the Minith, to invade and conquer. The Minith rule with an iron fist and the humans are easily enslaved because aggression and violent tendencies have been bred out of them.
I found the chapters dealing with the Earth Peace Council dragged a bit. Their names were complicated and dialogue was stilted, but as soon as Senior Scientist Tane Roland was introduced, I was eagerly turning the pages again. I would have liked it if the author had let us see more into Tane's inner thoughts. He is an anomaly among the humans and it would have been great if his character had been fleshed out more. I would have also liked more back story for the major prison characters. A few fell flat for me.
Tane receives permission from the Council to awaken the newly improved bioengineered Grant Justice and from the moment Grant opens his eyes I was back under his spell. Grant was given an impossible task, but relying on his 600 year old military experience might just save the planet. The author kept Grant true to his ideals and morals throughout the book and it clearly reflected the author's military experience.
Without giving the climax away, I can say that I couldn't stop reading. Page after page flew by during the final chapters. This is an impressive debut novel for this author and I look forward to reading more by him.
The story moves to the present day. All of Earth gradually became non-conflict, non-violence and only Peace is acceptable behaviour. This includes no cuss words, no hitting, no anger ... nothing that could lead to violence and break the Peace.
Peace violators are sent to a Violence Prison where they are safely locked away from Peaceful citizens.
When the aliens came to enslave the human race, they found it ridiculously easy because the Peaceful humans didn't believe in violence. The Aliens are gradually squashing the will and life out of the humans... shrinking their food supply and demanding more and more mining. They are setting up a situation where eventually the humans will simply cease to exist.
A young, genius scientist is given the frozen, ancient soldier when he is found. Technology is such that they are able to replace the arms and hands and legs and feet and replace all of the organs with manmade items. They can link these to the preserved brain and after some practice, this old warrior will be able to get around better than he could before.
Meanwhile, the ruling council for the humans is realizing that their race is now on a downward spiral. While they believe in peace, they also want to survive. So when the scientist is working on the old warrior... they approve his project. Perhaps he can help them find some way to survive.
The interactions between a gruff, highly-training killing machine and people who believe in no violence are funny! The live or die and the way this first book goes about helping try to find a solution is wonderful. Full of old-fashioned action this book reminded me of many of my old favorites. I highly suggest you read this book or, go ahead and buy the version that contains the entire trilogy. You won't regret it!