Upgrade: A Novel

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Leo Ramsay is an agent with the GPA, Gene Protection Agency. His job is to protect the world from scientists who are messing with genetics, scientists like his mother who was trying to help crops and ended up killing billions of people with a famine. Logan is on the trail of one such scientist and on a raid of an abandoned house, is exposed to an ice bomb that implants him with a virus. One that is rewriting his genetic code. His Upgrade makes him a danger to the GPA but also the best person to stop those who made the virus and plan on unleashing it on humanity. He will have to use all his new abilities to decide the future of all mankind.

This book is pretty epic. It’s fast-paced, but it is also written more like a screenplay than an actual novel. A lot of short sentences and not a lot of descriptions. The plot is intriguing, however other than Logan there is not a lot of character development. It gets very technical on the genetics side of things, but otherwise it’s a thrill ride that takes you into the probably not to distant future.

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Author Blake Crouch
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 344 pages
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publish Date 12-Jul-2022
ISBN 9780593157534 Buy this Book
Issue July 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller