Book Review: Into the Violet Garden
The year is 2024. A ruthless cartel dominates Latin America, and the FBI's Troy Levi gets commissioned to intervene. A cyborg for the bureau's Virtual Division, Levi delivers a devastating blow to the cartel's power but encounters a wave of social resentment in the aftermath.
As the people's feelings for cyborgs grow bitter, former black-op cyborg ally and CIA operative Soriana Salazar finds herself caught between sides. Eliminating the cartel destabilized the region, fueling anti-cyborg sentiments in neighboring countries and afar. But tough decisions await Salazar after civil unrest forces the agency to sever all cyborgs ties. And that's only the beginning…
Betrayed by the government, hated by the people, a vengeful league of cyborgs spawns a sinister scheme of liberation. And While Levi searches for Solace amid the turmoil and Salazar seeks balance, both will have to take a grave stand if they hope to stall the impending chaos.
I was drawn to this book by the book cover. I mean who won't be intrigued by it...very eye catching. Luckily, the story did hold up to the book cover. Although, I have to admit that in the beginning, I struggled a bit to find my footing with the characters and the storyline. Yet, it did not take too long before I was able to figure out who was who.
Soriana is a very interesting character. I was getting some the actor, Mila Jovanovic vibes off her. Like Mila's roles from Ultraviolet and Resident Evil movies. The story moved at a fairly, good, fast-paced t keep my interest. The rest of the characters played important roles in the storyline as well. I would classify this book as a futuristic pollical thriller.
Isaac Nasri is a self-published author. He grew up in Washington DC and graduated in May of 2017 from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. His stories focus on offering allusion to recent events happening in contemporary society and how they affect his characters.
Heart of the Scrapdog is his self-published work that was released in 2020.