Corporate Espionage & Cyborgs

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Jason Hunt is doing very well in the post 2008 financial collapse. His wife has just accepted her dream job working on advanced human augmentation. Then everything falls apart. Someone it trying to kill them. In a very competitive corporate world where dominating not only the market, but the world is the goal, black-op strikes have become the new norm. Corporate espionage has gone to its highest level of treachery.

Cross’ first novel in The Upgrade series, The Blueprint, gives us a futuristic view of how man’s body could possibly be enhanced through robotics.  It also looks at how mega billionaires using their corporation could control governments throughout the world. The combination of the two come together in a thrilling adventure.

There are a lot of characters and it was not entirely clear who the protagonist was going to be for a long time. I had it narrowed down to 3 people when it finally became clear that Jason was it towards the end of the book. During the first half dozen or so chapters the author switched back and forth between the present and the past without warning. This was confusing at first until I figured out what was going on. It would have been better if the author had put a tagline at the beginning of each chapter noting the date.

Otherwise, it was a face-paced book with a lot of action. I did indeed enjoy it.

4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

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