What. A. Book.
5 out of 5 stars
This book has been on my to read list for a while. Ever since finishing another book from Lisa (Broken Chain) I knew I wanted to read this book. I enjoyed Broken Chain so much, I would listen to it if Crossroads Press releases it on audio (crosses fingers).
So, I work in the technology field. I understand the meaning of uptime and carrying (n) 9’s. We have contracts that make up maintain a certain amount of uptime. 5 minutes of downtime per year is insane. Truly insane. And I 100% believe that companies (especially financial companies like the one in the book) have contracts like this. Knowing what that means and what some of these penalties look like in real life made this book feel even more real to me.
The mixing of home-life (what little there was) and work life set this book aside a little. I’ve read, what I call “Business Thrillers” before and loved them — but they don’t focus a lot on the home life. von Biela really tried to mix the two and show what working and living like this was like for both the husband and the wife. I commend her for doing so.
The technothriller part of this was straight out of my favorite authors playbook. I’ve even read a book similar to the premise in here (maybe a little further along). That made it even better for me. It was something similar but done in a totally different way. I love when a book can do that.
If you’re a technothriller fan (think Douglas E. Richards and Michael Crichton) and business-type thrillers (Eliot Peper and Joseph Finder) then this book is definitely for you. Also, if you’re a fan of just a darn good story – check this book out.
The Genesis Code by Lisa von Biela
Narrator: Daniel Dorse
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
Published by Crossroad Press on September 25th 2017
THE GENESIS CODE, the mind-blowing techno-thriller debut novel from Lisa von Biela.
Obedience and submission…uploaded directly to the brain…
When Mark Weston is hired by OneMarket, the prestigious and premier supplier of global equity trading systems, owned by international business tycoon Simon Harris, he thinks he’s found his dream job. Great pay, amazing benefits—and sure, the hours are long and the demands on his time are often extreme—but it means financial security for him and his wife Sheila, a new life and a new beginning, a fast track to success with a great company.
But deep within the walls of the enigmatic OneMarket, there is something unthinkable happening that only a select few are aware of, the development of a new kind of invasive technology dubbed THE GENESIS CODE, that could not only expand Simon Harris’ empire, but create a new, more efficient and obedient workforce. Mark and his coworkers have unknowingly become part of a horrifying experiment they may never be able to escape, and time is running out.
A new kind of worker…a new kind of hybrid…a new kind of corporate slave…
THE GENESIS CODE…Upload complete.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
Lisa began writing dark fiction just after the turn of the century. Her very first short story appeared in The Edge in 2002. After working in IT for 25 years, Lisa dropped out of everything—including writing—to attend the University of Minnesota Law School. She graduated magna cum laude in 2009, and now practices law and writes in the Seattle area. On the writing front, she’s made up for lost time since law school and is now the author of the novels THE GENESIS CODE, THE JANUS LEGACY, BLOCKBUSTER, BROKEN CHAIN, and DOWN THE BRINK, as well as the novellas ASH AND BONE, SKINSHIFT, and MOON OVER RUIN.