Kieran Roark awakens in a wheelchair, unable to remember anything. As part of a classified experiment, he will have one year to learn his identity and recover his memory, or he will be euthanized by the state.
Scientist Berkeley Bennett has one mission: manipulate Kieran's emotions in an attempt to bring back his memory. But when she falls in love with him, she is forced to make a harrowing decision that may cost Kieran his life.
What Kieran knows could save Earth from a coming war. Whether he believes the future is worth saving is another matter. Racing across an unfamiliar world in a body he does not recall, Kieran needs to discover who he was and, more importantly, who he is.
©2016 Kevin Ikenberry (P)2016 Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Buy this now. The author is a genius. This story should be made into a movie. Easy to listen to and narrated well. Loved the character development. I was both amused and freaked out by Mally. Made me think twice about artificial intelligence.
The subterfuge was quite thick uncovering the real reason for deceit held me to my seat through the very end. I sure hope there's a sequel!
The thing about utopia stories is the good ones always poke holes in what we think a utopia should be. What if we reached a society that had almost no war and no money and seemed on the surface to be humanity at its best? Would that be the ultimate end, or would we still have some growing to do?
Sleeper Protocol looks at a society like this through the eyes of a 21st century soldier who's been revived a few hundred years later. The world's been through a lot and come out on the other side, but Kieran finds they've lost some things, too, and he might be the only hope to get it back.
This is a character story at its core, and Kieran's journey is one of self-discovery, and how someone with Kieran's ideals fits in a world that's lost its center. I loved his self-revelations, which were wonderfully transcendent, though I didn't care as much for the romance between he and Berkeley, especially at the end.
The narration was great, though sometimes the pronunciation was a little off. But not too distracting.
Overall, this book made me think about a lot of things while following Kieran through his journey. I'd definitely recommend it.
Highly recommend this book. I have not really been into science fiction for many years, but this book caught my attention and held it from beginning to end. As a military veteran, I particularly enjoyed certain realistic details that so many other authors miss. I am waiting (im)patiently for his next book, which I understand is in progress. In my opinion, the narrator does a very good job conveying the character of the various personalities throughout the story.
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