The Eighth Day by Joseph John

The Eighth Day by Joseph John
Publisher: Obsidian Dawn
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (260 pages)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Orchid

Voted BoM by LASR Readers 2013 copy

A warning from a stranger.

“Nothing you know is real. Your name isn’t Shawn Jaffe, you’re not an investment broker, and you’re not from Ohio.”

But the stranger is murdered before he can explain.

Now Shawn isn’t sure who he can trust.

Even his own memories are suspect.

Someone is watching him, controlling him, using him.

To survive, he’ll need to find out who and why.

But the stakes are much higher than one man.

Our humanity is on the line, and on the eighth day, it could be the beginning of the end.

Shawn Jaffe’s world crumbles about him. A stranger warns Shawn his memories are false. This sets off a train of events that Shawn cannot stop. Detective Sam Harrington gets caught up in Shawn’s world to the detriment of both men.

Set in a future that is definitely possible, this book delves into the world of cloning and improving the human body. The commercial companies who run the governments have developed the clones and use them to their own advantage to remove people and objects from their path. Shawn and Sam set out to stop the murder and destruction.

An unusual and intriguing book. It started with murder, then carried on into the mysterious disappearance of a whole finance company along with records of Shawn’s past. The author created a world to fit in with a future Earth and I could honestly believe things might turn out this way.

The only thing I couldn’t understand was the title. The Eighth Day. I presume this refers to the seven days of creation and this development of clones is the eighth, but I don’t believe it fits very well with the book. The end of the book hinted there might be another in the pipeline. I hope so because the story tended to have an unfinished feeling.

Good book, well written and presented. I would definitely read a sequel to this one.

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