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Speculative Fiction Techno-thriller Thrillers

Trial Run

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While an injury and the holiday interfered with my regular Monday post, I have something exciting for today!

I recently read Trial Run by Thomas Locke.  I was riveted! I have posted my Goodreads review below, and thrown in a couple other fun things to boot. While not a Christian book, it is clean. If you don’t care for technical jargon, it may not be the book for you.  But if you like thrillers, you will love this story. It brings up the idea of a whole new type of warfare. A frightening one.

Read on and enjoy!

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Review of Trial Run

I received a copy of Trial Run in exchange for an honest review. Trial Run is a techno-thriller, and one of the few I’ve read that truly lives up to the name. While there is a lot of technical jargon, the author explained it in a way that I felt I had a general idea of the concepts, which is really all that is required to understand the story. Though, I must admit, there were times that I may have wandered over some of the scientific description a bit. If you don’t enjoy such jargon, parts of the story may seem tedious to you.

When I first started Trial Run, I was curious how the myriad of characters would blend together. It didn’t take long to find out. This story wound the players together in a way that was believable and realistic, despite the extraordinary nature of the concepts and happenings. Each character was fully developed with a distinct voice and presence. Some I loathed, some I loved, which was the intent. Of course, I have my favorites, (Charlie and Elene). Though Trial Run is plot driven, I felt that all of the characters played their roles beautifully, which is rare in a plot driven story.

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The further I got into this book, the more I loved it. Trial Run was like a rolling wave that didn’t just plow you over, but swept you up in its wake, taking you exactly where it wanted you to go. You have no choice but to hang on for the ride. As the plot folded the characters together and weaved each bit and piece to slowly reveal answers, I was unable to put it down. I had to see what came next.

All in all, a very solid and entertaining book. It may not be a light and easy beach read, but it is exactly what it is intended to be. A thriller. A story that requires you to give a little as well. Trial Run is the kind of immersive read that I enjoy.

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Check it out for free!

Free sample of Trial Run by Thomas Locke

Trailer for Trial Run

Link for the thrilling prequel, Double Edge

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Free eBook short: “Double Edge,” the explosive prequel to TRIAL RUN http://tlocke.com/fault-lines/

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By Amy Brock McNew

Author. Blogger. Fighter.

Former nurse and martial artist.

Amy doesn’t just write speculative fiction, she lives and breathes it. She enthusiastically explores the strange, the supernatural, and the wonderfully weird. She pours her guts onto the pages she writes, honestly and brutally revealing herself in the process. Nothing is off limits. Her favorite question is “what if?” and she believes fiction can be truer than our sheltered and controlled realities.

This wife and mom is a lover of music, chocolate, the beach, and cherry vanilla Coke. Her home is a zoo, filled with teenagers–both hers and those she seems to collect–two dogs, a cat, and various fish and amphibians. Strangely enough, her kids are the ones who have to tell her to turn the music down.

It is her firm belief that everyone should have a theme song.

Originally from Arkansas, Amy currently resides in Indiana. She and her Taekwondo-instructor husband are constantly acting like overgrown kids–and loving every minute of it. She longs for the day when her husband retires, so she can write her adventures of love and war on a back porch overlooking the ocean.

In flip flops.

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