WHEN THE OCEANS RISE…THE TRUTH DROWNS
It’s the year 2031. Our future. Their present. A world decimated by climate catastrophe, where the sun’s heat is deadly and the ocean rises higher every day. A world ruled by the rich, powerful, and corrupt. A world where a good man can’t survive for long.
Hogan Duran was a good man once. He was a cop, forced to resign in disgrace when he couldn’t save his partner from a bullet. Now Hogan lives on the fraying edges of society, serving cruel masters and scavenging trash dumps just to survive.
But after four years of living in poverty, Hogan finally gets a chance to get back on his feet. He’s invited to join the National Security Council, the powerful paramilitary organization responsible for protecting the rich and powerful from the more unsavory elements of society. All he needs to do is pass their deadly entrance exam, and he’ll be rewarded with wealth and opportunity beyond his wildest dreams.
But this ex-cop’s path to redemption won’t be easy. The NSC are hiding something, and as Hogan descends deeper and deeper into their world, he starts to uncover the terrible truth of how the powerful in this new world maintain their power…and just how far they will go to protect their secrets.
In a world gone wrong, can one man actually make a difference, or will he die trying?
I don’t read this genre very often, but I have to say that the blurb grabbed me straight away. It reminded me of ‘Mad Max” and that’s the kind of dystopian I thoroughly enjoy.
The story really opens with a crash, boom, bang and I was immediately devastated and gripped at the same time. Page by page I became more and more immersed and I had a hard time putting the book down.
Hogan was like the James Bond of a dystopian science fiction world. Fans all know that James Bond is invincible and it’s always a bit over the top. It was the same here, but it did not bother me. I enjoyed the action.
I was very pleased to find out this book is the first one in a series. I was not ready to say goodbye to Hogan and Ruby and I am looking forward to find out what will happen with them now.
The author had me fooled a few times. I was shocked time and time again by the revelations. When everything feels so real, it must be real, right…? I won’t answer this question. I will let you find out for yourself when you grab a copy of the book. Enjoy. I, for one, thought this story deserved 4 big, fat stars.
Thank you, Clive Fleury and TCK Punlishing
About the Author
Clive Fleury is an award-winning writer of books and screenplays, and a TV and film director and producer. He has worked for major broadcasters and studios on a wide variety of successful projects in the US, UK, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.
When Clive was young, a man behind a big desk who called himself a ‘Career Specialist’ fell about laughing when Clive told him he wanted to tell stories. The ‘Expert’ had other plans. “You should be an engineer, that’s what you should be,” he said. Clive ignored his advice and embarked upon a very different life.