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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Matthew Cox- Division Zero a mind- blowing sci-fi novel that will leave you craving more

My latest reading conquest is Division Zero by Matthew Cox, published through Curiosity Quills. I am a sucker for a good read especially those out of the realm of "normal". Matthew Cox creates an alternate world in this full on action novel. Below is my review.

Division Zero by Matthew Cox is a nonstop action novel based centuries into the future, and not out of the realm of possibility. Kirsten is a Division Zero, those with psionic talents, police officer chasing down a supernatural force that is embodying dolls, and wreaking havoc. Among her psionic talents Kirsten is able to see and communicate with ghosts, mind blast her enemies into temporary paralysis, and use telepathy to speak into the brains of others. Her patrol vehicle is a bit quirky and comes with an added bonus, and partner Dorian.

Matthew Cox paints a vivid futuristic world with his use of details beckoning the reader to continue. Money comes in the form of credit sticks, cars have the ability to hover, and auto correct, and stimpacks with the aid of nanobots heal wounds almost immediately. Everyone carries a netmini, a small device with many functions from communication to nav guide. Food is no longer grown on a farm or caught in the sea, but a variation of omnisoy and animals produced for consumption. Androids, or dolls are found perusing within every level of society, and come in varying forms from newer lifelike models to older robotic like models. In this futuristic, fantasy world the dolls have some level of rights not quite equivalent to humans. This author's creativity is unmatched by few.

Division Zero takes the reader on a wild ride as protagonist Kirsten bounces from one heroic action packed stop to the next. From the beginning the reader is placed in the driver’s seat experiencing Kirsten's world as a psionic cop as she wrestles with a lingering evil ghost inhabiting a prewar building, endangering the lives of fellow police officers to the culminating end. Each new peril drives and thickens the plot.

A must read for all action, fantasy, and sci-fi fans!

Divison Zero Book Description

Most cops get to deal with living criminals, but Agent Kirsten

 is not most cops.

A gifted psionic with a troubled past, Kirsten possesses a rare combination of abilities that give her a powerful weapon against spirits. In 2418, rampant violence and corporate warfare have left no shortage of angry wraiths in West City. Most exist as little more than fleeting shadows and eerie whispers in the darkness.

Kirsten is shunned by a society that does not understand psionics, feared by those who know what she can do, and alone in a city of millions. Every so often, when a wraith gathers enough strength to become a threat to the living, these same people rely on her to stop it.

Unexplained killings by human-like androids known as dolls leave the Division One police baffled, causing them to punt the case to Division Zero. Kirsten, along with her partner Dorian, wind up in the crosshairs of corporate assassins as they attempt to find out who – or what – is behind the random murders before more people die.

She tries to hold on to the belief that no one is beyond redemption as she pursues a killer desperate to claim at least one more innocent soul – that might just be hers.

Author Bio

Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (<- deliberate), and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.

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