Jack Heath’s debut novel, The Lab, is non-stop action. Secret Agent Six of Hearts is a sixteen year old super human who works for The Deck, a vigilante agency that strives to uphold The Code in a corrupt world run by the mysterious company ChaoSonic. Six uses his super human skill, intellect, and training to succeed in mission after mission, never having to kill an enemy and always escaping precarious danger with stunts, tricks and skill that no one else can match.
The name of the game of this book is action – the plot is thin, the dialogue is sparse, and the character development is almost non-existent – but the descriptions of the action sequences, car chases, hand to hand combat, explosions, shoot-outs, and special effects are great. Many times I felt like I was reading a prose version of many favorite action flicks.
With elements of Dark Angel, Terminator, and James Bond, to name just a few, those who love action, spy stories, and techno-scifi, will love the adrenaline rush of The Lab.
- Posted by Cori