#BookReview: This Eden by Ed O'Loughlin @edoloughlin @riverrunbooks @PRPlunkett #ThisEden #IrishFiction #Espionage #Spythriller #techthriller
Release date - 10th June 2021
Book length - 345 pages
Publisher - Riverrun
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I want to thank Mark from www.plunkettpr.com for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Ever felt like you were living in a dystopian tech thriller? That's because you are...
Michael is out of his depth. The closest he ever came to working in tech was when he rode a delivery bike for a food app in Vancouver. Yet when his coder girlfriend dies, he is inexplicably headhunted by sinister tech mogul Campbell Fess, who transplants him to Silicon Valley. There, a reluctant female spy named Aoife lures him into the hands of Towse, an enigmatic war-gamer, who tricks them both into joining his quest to save the world, and reality itself, from the deadliest weapon ever invented.
Hunted by government agents and corporate goons, manipulated at every turn by the philosophising Towse, Aoife and Michael find themselves in an intercontinental chase which will take them from California to New York, from the forests of Uganda to Jerusalem, Gaza, Alexandria and Paris, and to a final showdown with the truth in Aoife's native Ireland.
I have enjoyed plenty of spy thrillers and mysteries in my time, but none quite like THIS EDEN by Ed O'Loughlin which is a mixture of espionage, technical genius, and unusual characters which all work well together to create a unique story.
Michael fell into his relationship and they rubbed together nicely until work and life started to come between them. But when she dies suddenly, Michael's life is suddenly turned upside down. His girlfriend was one of the top coders in the country and now Michael finds himself hired by the top tech company in Silicon Valley even though he certainly doesn't belong. When he is approached by a spy called Aoife and her boss Towse, Michael soon finds himself out of his depth and in a race against time as he travels the world to uncover the truth, which may be far beyond his wildest imagination.
THIS EDEN by Ed O'Loughlin weaves technology, power, lies, and secrecy all together to create a plot that is truly fresh and compelling. I did find the storytelling a little unusual at the beginning but soon fell into its flow and couldn't put it down until I unravelled what had happened. If you're looking for a distinctive story with a technological edge then THIS EDEN by Ed O'Loughlin will be right up your street. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Ed O'Loughlin grew up in Kildare town, Ireland, where he moved from his native Toronto, Canada, aged six. His first novel, Not Untrue & Not Unkind was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009 and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. His second novel, Toploader, a darkly comic vision of the "war against terror", was published by Quercus in 2011. His third novel, Minds of Winter, was published in August 2016. He lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.
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