Hello and welcome to our stop on the Yearn To Fear blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Chas Murrell for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The reviews below are 100% honest and all of her own views.
The greatest scientific invention of modern times…
Capable of curing humanity…
But more adept at controlling it…
Sydney scientist, Marcus Hall, is developing a radical 5G Wi-Fi receiver for CSIRO. With access to secretive Lamarr computer chips – this technology promises billions to repair Australia’s ravaged economy. On a caffeine boosted whim, he inadvertently discovers a therapeutic breakthrough in neuroscience. Or so he thinks…
His seemingly trustworthy lab partner, Henry, is an unlikely Australian spy. His official duty is keeping tabs on the project and their Lamarr chips. But the whole project is now classified top-secret.
Marcus remains blissfully unaware of the many secrets surrounding him, until he witnesses the graphic murder of a colleague. Could this event reveal Henry as a master deceiver and ruthless double agent? Will the scientific discovery be fatal for Marcus, those he loves, and the one he yearns for? Marcus faces a soul tearing dilemma: is the only means of stopping the carnage to weaponise his prototype?
Foreign intelligence agencies realise the top-secret breakthrough is priceless. One particular spy leads the race to seize the invention. A psychological master of the long game, espionage, and extortion, his only rule according to Kung Fu: Win.
Friend and foe alike confront this psychotic mastermind. All will FEAR him, but is their FEAR real? Only the next six minutes will tell…
Set slightly in the future, the world is recovering from the pandemic and scientists are attempting to discover new technology that will boost Australia’s economy. On an impulse one of the scientists decides to try something a little different discovering something that could change the world.
Unknowingly surrounded by espionage, subterfuge and conspiracies the scientist needs to be careful who he trusts with this new invention as in the wrong hands this prototype could cause mass chaos and confusion.
Right from the very beginning we are thrown into the action, fast paced I found I flew through this book in a matter of days. The story was well balanced between action, romance and thriller. The prototype invention I think is believable, and it wouldn’t surprise me if this technology is real in a few years, if not already.
When I finished I had a definite ‘ooooooooooh’ moment and I cannot wait to get my hands on book 2 when it appears to see what happens next.
Chas Murrell has been a Police Officer, Senior Fire Commander, Customs Coastwatch surveillance mission co-ordinator, heavy machinery mechanic, emergency medical technician/ instructor, film extra, and General Manager of an event company. He has published academic papers on liquid hydrogen and held a worldwide provisional patent for a nonlinear mathematical calculation. He survived Australia’s largest gas BLEVE in 1987, and has provided operational support to some of Australia’s largest natural disasters in North Queensland.
On a personal level he has suffered from relentless and debilitating migraines all his life, is father to four and pop to two. He and his artistically entrepreneurial wife live in Tasmania, which looks very much like Scotland and they wouldn’t have it any other way. A direct descendant of Robert the Bruce (King of Scots), history runs deep in Chas’s veins, along with a profound knowledge of both World Wars. You may even come across him online playing World of Tanks.
In his Australian spy thriller books you will get to know Chas’s knowledge of technology, intrigue, crime, espionage, weaponry, banter, romance and even whisky… yet above all, there is believability and no loose ends.
Published in paperback and digital formats on 18th November 2020
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