Friday, September 2, 2016

SciFi Review: The Lethal Agent (The Extraction Files #2) by R.S. McCoy

The Lethal Agent (The Extraction Files #2)
by R.S. McCoy

Now available on Kindle!

Description:
Mable Wilkinson is close to getting everything she ever wanted. She has a home in a facility in New York, a job extracting parasitic insects, and she's even made some friends. If she can keep up this pace for a few years, she’ll earn a lifetime of security for herself—and for Hadley.

But that doesn’t mean her job is easy. Each time she begins to discover something about the bugs, they strike again, wreaking havoc on the world. Researchers are dying with increasing frequency, and Mable is powerless to stop it.

As the mounting bug attacks threaten to destroy humanity, Mable realizes she’s out of time. Her team has only days to find a solution before the human race loses its homeworld—if the bugs don’t infect them first.

A new sci-fi romance from RS McCoy, author of The Sparks Saga, The Alder Tales, and The Luminary Chronicles.

Book Two of The Extraction Files.



My Review:
The Lethal Agent continues the story right where it left off in The Killing Jar. The bugs are upping their game even as the new CPI recruits up their efforts to figure them out.

Mable still seems to be the highlighted character in the description, but all of the storylines are given equal weight as the story progresses. In particular, I enjoyed the complex relationships, well-handled and realistic, but sometimes unique and surprising. There are some tough situations, though, and some heartbreaking ones. A real rollercoaster of emotions, and yet realistic, even in the realm of science fiction.

As for that science fiction, it and the world building around it are solid. I think folks who want a deep escape will find it here. The science is amazing, but not so farfetched as to be impossible, and the enemy bugs, well, they are terrifying, but also plausible. Nothing feels like an afterthought. It’s all purposeful and woven in with a finesse I’d expect from the sci-fi greats.

This is book 2 in The Extraction Files, but it seems to conclude the story. That being said, I hope there is another one. I want more.

Overall, I loved this book and really can’t think of anything that I didn’t like about it. Fans of science fiction that blends humanity and science into a thrilling, emotion-tugging package will likely love this story.

I received the review copy of this book from the author.

About the Author:
Rachel McCoy is a Texan living in New Jersey. Between binge watching MTV reality shows and baking gluten free treats, she writes paranormal fantasy and science fiction novels. She is the self-published author of the Sparks Saga trilogy as well as numerous short stories, some of which now reside in anthologies. Back when she lived in the real world, Rachel earned a degree in marine biology, which contributed to her die-hard love of manta rays.

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