Anyone who dares challenge the Rho Project is being systematically picked off. At the top of the hit man’s death list: NSA fixer Jack Gregory, and the three teenagers who first exposed the Rho Project’s dark agenda to the world.
On the run for their lives, Heather, Mark, and Jennifer know that the Rho Project’s alien nano-technology has been released into the world, disguised as a miracle cure. But what they don’t yet know is that the serum has taken on a life of its own, modifying human DNA in a way that even its engineers cannot control - one that will alter the very fabric of humanity.
©2012 Richard Phillips (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I so rarely give an audiobook five stars, but in the case of this second book in the series, I must give credit where credit is due.
Not only is the story and the writing terrific, but MacLeod Andrews, whom I adore, narrates this brilliantly.
I was led to believe this was a Young Adult series, but as an*ahem* mature adult, I thoroughly enjoyed it without those annoying characteristics of most Young Adult books where the young people are all super young, super gorgeous, super smart, and the adults are all totally lame.
Here, the young people are all super young, super gorgeous, super smart, but there are very good reasons and it isn't the least bit annoying.
Besides, one of the main characters, Jack Gregory, is clearly an adult and totally cool.
Also, there are some terrific villains and some gory carnage to make it more adult.
Okay, on to the third book ASAP.
They take a lot showers and eat a lot of breakfast. This book could have been an autobiography by Philips called "I Love When Kids Eat and Shower."These kids act like dorks and aren't based on any one real... I hope. The story jumps to immediate conclusions so randomly it is mind boggling. The performance was good but I feel he ruined some of the dialogue with his interpretation of what these kids are like.
Accurate & believable sci Fi. Digustingly corrupt politicians & bureaucrats. complex good guys & tough, heroic women.
Start reading and you've taken the bait ,the hook is set and you can't let go. This book has something to please everyone.
Two ships went down at Roswell, aliens from two different civilizations. Teens interact with one ship and an evil scientist with the other. There is lots of science for Sci Fi fans, plenty of action for adrenaline junkies, a touch of romance, and for the squeamish like me, a little too much blood, guts and some messy violence. But apparently not enough to keep me from listening. All in all, a thrilling, heart pounding audible book. Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
This book was a lot darker and more intense than "The Second Ship". I love this series way too much. I'm sure the next book will be just as fun and addicting as this.
I love this series. easy to follow yet has a great mix of science, technologies and great action. I love space and I love science and Richard has done a great job mixing them together with a great story. on to Wormhole!
People say I resemble my dog (and vice-versa). He can hear sounds I can't hear, but I'm the one who listens to audiobooks.
Richard Phillips first caught my attention with his attention to detail (scientific detail) in The Second Ship, the first entry in his Rho Agenda series. I liked it enough to want to listen to the next entry, but I wasn't ready to dive into it right away. After listening to Immune, I'm going right into Book Three without wasting any more time.
Less scientifically rigorous but packed with action, Immune continues the story of three Los Alamos high school students who discover, and are empowered by, the technology on a derelict alien space ship. An indestructible CIA agent (known as the Ripper) and his aide help the trio uncover and foil an insidious plot to perpetrate a lot of evil that I won't go into in order to avoid spoilers. There are some memorable bad guys too, some of whom are sure to be back in the third volume.
Why does one sci-fi series grab me while another leaves me underwhelmed? My reasons may or may not overlap with yours. John Scalzi and Lee Martinez grab me with humor and clever stories. Robert Sawyer chooses controversial subjects and researches them well. Phillips, utilizing his background as a physicist and a military man, has created a credible series of sci-fi thrillers based in contemporary times, building on the Roswell myth.
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