Corporal Christopher Furlong was nearly killed when his military convoy was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan.
Years later, he has remodeled his life to compensate for his injuries - new passion, a girlfriend, and a doting mother. He never forgot what he saw that day though, the moment before he was blasted into darkness, a window opened, and he had a glimpse into the fabric of reality and what it took to disrupt or weaken it.
If you can see through illusion, then you are the solution.
Chris is heading for his daily work out and physiotherapy session when he is drawn into stopping an attempted abduction on the street. His reality flips, and in moments, he's fighting for his life against alien assassins who want to kill a woman trapped in the car. He helps her to escape but is nearly killed in the process. Chris is rebuilt using biological techniques thousands of years ahead of human technology.
And that's when his old world melts away to give rise to the new world of Candice Negasi and the Extremis Foundation, who are tasked with keeping the planet Earth in the hands of humans.
Chris becomes her trusted chauffeur, but as his gift of finding the weakness in any known system becomes acuter, he is to play a much larger role in protecting Earth from ultimate invasion.
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By Mr. Russell A. Smith on 29-06-18
Chauffeur Travels to Unexpected Places!
Great fun read with surprising world building in such short space! I liked the start, dropping in plenty of background and really establishing our lead, and where it goes from there is a lot further than it would seem at first glance.
A well narrated audiobook really assists with the experience. Give it a listen!
By Kevin S. on 17-05-18
Great work of fiction
I was impressed by this story. But at the same time it had all the elements that I love: military, technology, sci-fi and fantasy in one. The main character resonated with me, I could see myself in his shoes. The first two chapters didn't have much dialogue so they weren't the easiest to hold my attention. But from towards the end of chapter 2 it had me. love the description of the woman as well. interest to see where the story does.
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By Khafra K. Omrazeti on 08-09-18
Great Story by a gifted story teller
Anton Marks is well on his way to becoming a great science fiction author and writer. I hope this book is part of a series; the storyline (expertly written) draws you deeper into the worldview presented in this urban fantasy. The narration by Jonathan Andrew Hume is a very good performance, as he provides special voice narration for each character. I'm looking forward to future books from Anton; his writing will undoubtedly help to expand the vision, opportunities, and creativity of the African worldview in the 21st century.