Review of Murray McDonald’s SCION

As a writer in the techno-thriller genre, you would assume that I have read just about every thriller out there, from both brand name and independent authors alike. Sadly, prior to starting the first Black Flagged book, it had been nearly a year since I had read a good techno/political thriller…mainly because I had grown tired of my previous favorites. Tom Clancy’s latest novels just fell flat (at what seemed like a million pages) and Ludlum’s recent releases have gone largely ignored (I stopped reading him long ago). The most recent book had probably been one of my favorite Forsyth’s thrillers. I re-read his novels frequently. Joining the Indie book publishing revolution has opened a whole new world of authors to me, especially in the thriller genre. Murray McDonald joins these ranks with SCION. I have already started another book my Murray, which also hooked me from the page one. With writers like McDonald (and a few others) on the scene, I can comfortably fill my Kindle with excellent books that will never disappoint. “Murray McDonald’s first novel took me by complete surprise. I had downloaded it several weeks ago, allowing it to be pushed further down my queue by READ MORE