Today I am pleased to present a debut offering: Project Nova by Frank Campisano IV.
Frank Campisano IV
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About the Book:
After World War II, the United States developed Project NOVA, an international peacekeeping program designed to operate outside the jurisdiction of the newly created United Nations. The Project quickly earned a reputation for accomplishing its goals by any means necessary, and was allegedly shut down following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Forty years later, detective John Lange’s investigation into a rumored revival of Project NOVA leads to a string of startling discoveries about his own family tree. When the Project decides to cut his investigation short, Lange will have to learn that some cases are better left unsolved.
This book reminds me of a combination of the iconic British TV series called The Prisoner, and the film the Manchurian Candidate.
It is well written holding my attention, and drawing forth my irritation at times with the main character/ narrator, Lange. Something easy to do when you’re on the outside of the action looking in as an observer, and not the rat in the maze!
In some ways the author treads the line adroitly between science fantasy/ fiction and a thriller through his book, and subtly ignites the questioning thought in the back of one’s mind : could this be real, could it actually occur ??
The general public never know about the experiments or operations that are conducted to maintain ”Public and National “ security. It may often take years for details to come to light, and even then “the waters” will still be muddied to throw off all but the most inquiring mind.
One experiences a range of emotions and feelings for Lange throughout the book/ novel. Curiosity, concern, anger, irritation and in the end probably pity. We journey with him as he struggles to regain his memories, trying to sort fact from fiction, all the while being “played” as a piece, along with his team of colleagues and friends, in a far bigger game by dispassionate operators.
By the end of the book, you are fully in observer mode, and cannot help but feel pity for Lange as he is prepared for his “new role” in the ongoing game.
An eBook copy was provided by the author for purpose of honest review as part of the Indie Authors Rock promotion for I am, Indeed. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own responsibility.