Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Zac lived a mundane life -- until he met Lea.

Doc Skinner needed one thing to defend the world from his son. He needed a special individual with a special trait — he needed Zac!

His abilities make him a hero. But that doesn’t mean he'll survive. More

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Published by AKW Books
Words: 110,760
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301006106
About Ben Brown

Ben Brown was born in Reading, England. He struggled through school academically. Diagnosed with dyslexia meant being removed from class to attend ‘remedial” lessons. Ben did not enjoy reading and writing, and left school early to work with his father as a builder. It wasn’t until his mid-twenties that Ben persisted in teaching himself to read — and finally read his first novel.

Ben emigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 1990 where he now lives with his wife Michelle and two teenage children, Chelsea and Zac.

He planned his first novel each day while working as a bricklayer, to pass the hours. His love of scientific facts, futuristic possibilities, and fast-paced action infects his plots and writing style.

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Review by: Al Philipson on Aug. 20, 2013 :
The main character is embarrassingly human (embarrassing for him ‘cause he has a low self-image). He’s born with some innate abilities that he’s unaware of. It takes a semi-mad scientist (okay, not so mad) and a hot chick to enable his latent abilities and send him down the road to super-human status.

Still, he’s not Superman. He can be hurt by flying objects (like bullets and knives), but he can leap tall bushes in a single bound, is faster than a roadrunner, and stronger than Mr. Universe on his best day (minus the bulging bisepts). No, he can’t fly, but he can jump far as well has high.

Zac matures as he becomes more comfortable in his roll as super good-guy and learns to take the lead on teams, even where more experienced soldiers are in his team (do all super-heroes suddenly become experts on tactics?).

The story had a few slow moments, noticeable only because there are so many action scenes. This book is packed with action and the villain and his gang are formidable.

A page turner.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Angela B. Mortimer on June 26, 2012 :
Like the authors first book Pohon Setan, this too is just as as exciting. You jump in and never stop running and even forget to breathe at times. Zac may be a superhero but he still feels every bullet and you will too, the highly descriptive narrative forces you to visualise and feel everything. There is a deep sense of kindness too amid the mayhem. The temptation is to run from evil or let it overwhelm you and ordinary men too make the choice to fight for what they love most; their homes and families - just as the enhanced must.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Michael Fairbanks on April 04, 2012 :
A little too haphazard and sometimes it can be distracting. Too many story lines converging and diverging and converging again with no backstory or development, but a solid concept for superhuman abilities.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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