The human race teeters on the brink of extinction in a solar system choking under the glare of a dying sun. An assassin for the Martian Interstellar Correction Agency, Steele has one more assignment to complete before a big payoff and the chance of a new life: a job that will reveal the true horrors of mankind’s futile existence and threaten the very people who make his life worth living.
As mankind draws its final breath, what would you do to save your family? – Goodreads.com
This is the second book I’ve read by Dylan Morgan – the first was a horror novel that grabbed me from the first page and this sci-fi thriller novella was no different.
The author paints a bleak picture of a dying city and his descriptions of an uninhabitable planet are vivid and creative and made me believe it’s entirely possible to live on Mars. This story takes off from the first page and is easily read in one sitting – and trust me, that’s a good thing because you won’t be able to put it down.
Initially, Steele appears to be a stone cold hitman without an ounce of compassion – but then we meet his family and learn his wife and daughter are his whole life. I really liked Steele and if there was anything about this novella I didn’t enjoy, it was the length. I’d love to read more about this compelling character and see his story continued.
If you enjoy suspenseful reads that offer unpredictable twists, October Rain is your book – highly recommend! I received a copy of this novella from Rosie’s Book Review Team.