A review on " Kill Code: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel" by Clive Fleury

Updated: Mar 10, 2019

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Synopsis of the book by Clive Fleury:


The year 2031. Our future. Their present. A world decimated by climate catastrophe, where the sun's heat is deadly and the oceans rise higher every day. A world ruled by the rich, powerful, and corrupt. A world where a good man can't survive for long.

Hogan Duran was a good man once: a good cop, forced to resign in disgrace when he couldn't save his partner from a bullet. Now Hogan lives on the fraying edges of society, serving cruel masters and scavenging trash dumps just to survive. 

But after four years of living in poverty, Hogan finally gets the chance to get back on his feet. He's invited to join the National Security Council, the powerful paramilitary organization responsible for protecting the rich and powerful from the more unsavory elements of society. All he needs to do is pass their deadly entrance exam, and he'll be rewarded with wealth and opportunity beyond his wildest dreams.

But this ex-cop's path to redemption won't be easy. The NSC is hiding something, and as Hogan descends deeper and deeper into their world, he starts to uncover the terrible truth of how the powerful in this new society keep their power...and just how far they'll go to protect their secrets.

In a world gone wrong, can one good man actually make a difference? Or will he die trying?

My experience with the book:

The novel revolves around the lead character Hogan Duran who was once a cop, now lives a life of poverty with his fellow ex-cop when he failed to save him from a bullet. The novel is depicted from a futuristic set up where the rich controls the poor in stealth mode and mother nature is abused. ( can relate much? ) This book has a bit of a Black Mirror-ish vibe that gives you goosebumps. Clive describes how the lead goes on about his life as a poor man looking for work on a day to day basis forgoing all sense of dignity of labor and barely managing to support himself and his gambling friend that he failed to rescue. But as the story goes on, new events begin to unravel in an unexpected and unimaginable way. Clive goes on to show how powerful and sadistic the men with the money are and to what extent they would go to make sure that the rich remain rich and the poor remain poor. The some new unfamiliar characters unfold and drive new problems into Hogan's life. When the opportunity to regain his life in the form of NSC, new truths are presented to him and choosing to do the right thing might be the toughest choice to make.

Clive has done a commendable job in having his readers engaged till the end. The book has truly been a page turner with new events unfolding at every other moment. The emotions and the struggles Hogan must be going through has been described in a very raw fashion that is very relate-able. Clive has managed to draw a very vivid picture of how our world would look in the future by linking it back to the current events that we over see due to our own ignorance and how the greedy will not miss out an opportunity as basic as this. His book is a melting pot covering various topics that induces spasms of guilt feelings in your gut. With a philosophical view I can see how hard it could be to choose the right option over the easier option the more comfortable one might be so tough and hard but would ultimately lead to the greater good. He points out how the destruction of evil is important, however powerful it is! I cannot see how this book could have been written in another other fashion or in any other better approach.

Clive has done a wonderful work with this book about would be happy to suggest this book to everyone!

About the author and the novel:

Author: Clive Fleury

Clive Fleury is an award-winning writer of books and screenplays, and a TV and film director and producer.  He has worked for major broadcasters and studios on a wide variety of successful projects in the US, UK, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. 

Kill Code: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

Written by Clive Fleury

Publishing Date: December 2018

Publishers: TCK Publishing

Trade Paperback Edition

ISBN: 978-1-63161-056-1

RRP: $14.99

Binding: 6x9 perfect paperback 



You can buy his book from his website or any other online stores!

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