Title: Death Donor
Author: Matt Ward
Would you sell your life to save another?
Special forces vet, Samantha Jones, is a lowly bodyguard for Ethan Anderson, the biotech billionaire who revolutionized life extension. But at least she’s got a job, unlike most, and won’t have to sell her organs to support her family. Sure, they’re poor, but she’s got death insurance and a roof over her head. Life is livable…
But then Sam’s daughter is kidnapped and sold for parts. Overnight, her life (and belief in the system) shatters. When the rich bastards get off scot-free, Sam’s weak husband commits suicide, and the ex-assassin snaps.
Someone is going to pay.
The question: how to kill the heartless elites that use the poor like livestock and whose security rivals the president? And then there’s the senator fighting to abolish life extension, the trillion-dollar corporate standoff, and bloody protests in the streets as conditions deteriorate. Things are about to get ugly.
Death Donor is a speculative fiction technothriller by renowned futurist and best selling sci-fi author, Matt Ward, that features espionage, political drama, and fast-paced adventure in the dark dystopian world of synthetic biology. If you like Michael Crichton, Daniel Suarez, or Neal Stephenson, or loved dystopian classics: the Handmaid’s Tale, Brave New World, and Ready Player One, you’ll love this page-turning science fiction thriller.
When we first meet Sam, she’s living a boring life as the bodyguard of one of the richest men in the world. It isn’t exciting compared to the life she used to live, but at the very least, she’s able to support her family. When her daughter is kidnapped and murdered, she tries to desperately hold her life together. When her husband commits suicide, it’s the straw that broke the camel’s back. Sam goes on a mission for revenge, and she won’t stop until everyone who turned her life upside down pays.
I always love a good story about a strong woman, and this was a book that didn’t disappoint. The complete transformation that Sam went through was an immersive rollercoaster. It was easy to root for her, and I hoped from the very first chapter that things would get better for her. Not only were the characters well created, but the world that Matt has put them in was very unique. Not unique though is the difference between the rich and the poor class. The elite are able to live longer lives simply by using the organs of those unfortunate enough to have to sell them to live.
Very powerful book.
If you like stories full of action, suspense, and a plot that leaves you breathless, this is the book for you.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.