Friday 17 January 2014

Book Review of Uberlord by Mark Anderson


Mymy, the porn star. Able, the hacker, Yoshi, the retired corporate ninja. Three unconnected people whose lives lead them down a rabbit hole of conspiracy, danger and terrifying truths. Haven't you heard yet? The world is owned - bought and paid for, and those in control are not happy with the rest of us. Not happy at all. Project Uberlord has started. Our time draws near.


UberlordUberlord by Mark Anderson Esquire
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the second book I have read from this author. It is an intriguing read and I really enjoyed it!

Mymy Gabour is a porn star and businesswoman. She is not some bimbo with more assets than brains. I really liked her sharp mind, but I found myself shaking my head at her naivety in certain situations. Nevertheless, I found her to have more bravery then some men!

Able Mente is a complete computer geek. He's a hacker with morals (go figure). I liked this young man; he is smart and clever, but his over confidence tends to get him into trouble.

Yoshi Yamomotto is a Japanese corporate ninja (a type of assassin) who has retired. I liked this elderly man, who lives in the tradition of ninja warriors. He may have retired, but that doesn't mean he's not lethal!

This is the second book I have read by this author. I must admit that I was unsure I would enjoy this book, as his first one was rather on the grim and bloodthirsty side. However, I am pleased to say that I was completely hooked! The story is a suspenseful, thought provoking read that started off slowly, but gathered pace as the characters found themselves in danger. The three characters are quite lifelike and have interesting personalities. Each character has a chapter to themselves, so the reader gets to see things from their points of view. I liked how the author built up the intrigue, with shadowy figures that chased the main characters. The conspiracies used by the author in the story made for a compelling read; some I had heard of before, but some were new. Unfortunately, I didn't find them all believable. However, there maybe truth in them. Then again, they could be made up and full of lies. I am rather an open minded person, who knows we are being mislead or lied to about certain events, or things in the world. However, that's what makes conspiracies so compelling - the lack of evidence either way. The unknown is always mysterious and will keep mankind exploring the "what if" conundrum. The author has created such a scenario with this tale. If what he proposed in his book is at all possible, I would be absolutely horrified! I do know that we already use certain aspects of his conspiracy, but if the whole became true, I shudder to think of what that would mean for the world as a whole. In the wrong hands, it could mean a dictatorship or Armageddon!

Mark Anderson has written a compellingly dark and suspenseful read that had me turning the pages! I have found that his writing/story telling ability had improved considerably since his debut novel, and wonder what he may come up with next!

Although there is not a lot of sexual activity in this story, there are scenes of gore and violence. Therefore, I do not recommend this book to younger readers or those of a nervous disposition. I do, however, recommend this book if you love mystery, suspense or thriller genres with more conspiracies than you could shake a stick at! - Lynn Worton

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