The GreenSeed Conspiracy

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
Duncan Stone, ex-government killer, fights his past and looks for a future while unwittingly covering up murders caused by human genetic experiments. Later learning of deadly conspiracies, he has only hours to learn why a government secret just made him and everybody he knows expendable. More

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Words: 85,700
Language: English
ISBN: 9780985813215
About Philip Benz

Philip Benz has written three novels.

Edge Of God, an action-thriller, was written under the pen name, Beowulf Pels, and is available in Kindle and trade paperback formats from Amazon.

Medicines & Poisons, a medical drama, is available in Kindle and trade paperback formats from Amazon.

Philip's most recent novel, The GreenSeed Conspiracy, is a contemporary action-thriller, and is available in epub, Kindle and trade paperback formats from Amazon, and most online booksellers.

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Review by: Samantha Ryan on Aug. 16, 2016 :
I thought “The GreenSeed Conspiracy” by Philip Benz to be very good—excellent writing and a compelling, realistic, frightening plot set against a familiar background. I like the fact that it is a fully-realized political thriller, action adventure without all the bloat that can sometimes weigh down a complex book like this one. Benz fills you in as we go without getting bogged down in describing every last thing, but still maintains great character and plot integrity. The story moves forward and you can't help but get sucked into Benz’s strong narrative, and liked the way the dialogue sounded authentic and natural. And I haven't even begun to talk about the characters, which were fully fleshed out and move the story forward nicely. Some similar themes and motifs found in political thriller/suspense lore, but Benz does a fantastic job of putting his own unique spin on them. Recommend for mature fans of action/thrillers with a realistic angle.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Claire Middleton on Aug. 15, 2016 :
First, I have to say that I don’t normally read books like this, but I do like action movies and the concept of genetic engineering has always intrigued me, and the various ways it could potentially be used (or misused). But even though I was a bit unsure about reading this novel, color me impressed!! I wasn’t surprised to read that this book is receiving such glowing reviews and acclaim. There is such strong, vivid writing, and the characters are all fascinating, flawed, and going through their own problems. Stone is a total badass (can I say that?) and everything just felt “authentic” for lack of a better word. Dialogue, interactions, scenes, descriptions…some parts admittedly over my head in terms of the tech speak, but there is a handy glossary at the back of the book. There are some cringe-worth moments, so don’t be a prude or squeamish, but it is all part of the context and not gratuitous. Near flawless editing and perfect pacing. All in all a very good read that I’d recommend even to those who don’t normally read this sort of thing…try it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Darla Ortiz on Aug. 11, 2016 :
I was hooked from the first pages of “The GreenSeed Conspiracy” and my interest never faded for a moment! I loved the creative and strong characters and plots that continued to build with tension and shock and surprise. Just when you think you know what’s happening, something comes along to throw a wrench in it. This is good because I hate books that are super predictable. And this one isn’t. Although there are some familiar themes and tropes at play, and you will recognize some ‘real life’ elements, Philip Benz brings a fresh attitude and literary style and makes it all his own and doesn’t just rehash same old tired plotlines. I’ve read a ton of political-action thrillers & suspense over the years so I’m rarely surprised by anything anymore but I can say that this author managed to do it. I appreciated the brisk pace and the descriptive details that really brought the story to life – authentic world building (and character development) is absolutely crucial in selling a believable story and it is done quite nicely here… Recommend for anyone (adults) who enjoy a well-written, action packed, true-to-life political thriller with unexpected twists that will make you think…
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: CodyB77 on Aug. 11, 2016 :
lately I’ve been in a rut of putting down books and not picking them up again because I lost interest at one point and just never continued. This was definitely not the case with this book, “The GreenSeed Conspiracy” by Philip Benz! From the very beginning of the book we are drawn into the political underworld and the action flowed seamlessly from one page to the next, and was unpredictable and shocking enough to make me just *have* to see what would happen next. Not formulaic or cookie-cutter at all, even though there are plenty of standard themes necessary for a political action thriller. Liked Stone a lot- thought he made a great lead but also the rest of the (large) supporting cast was great as well. I was impressed with Benz’s writing style and will look for more works from him in the future.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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