Momentary Stasis by P R Adams

“The target accelerated for the building’s edge. Rimes heard a window shatter.

He leapt out of the building.
Four stories up, and he leapt

The world has all gone to hell and mega corporates are doing their best to control everything. Military and intelligence agencies are doing what they can to keep things straight. The men on the front line are doing their best to follow orders AND stay alive.

This novel follows the career of Jackson Rimes, a sergeant, a commando. ‘Jack’ is married to Molly and when on deployment he finds the separation difficult.

Adams seems to have the difficulties of a distance-based relationship nailed. Molly hates Jack being away on duty. And Jack is subjected to temptations while he is. Will their marriage survive a military life?

I don’t quite know where the title fits in, but that is the case with some other stories that I have read, so I’m not quibbling over it. Overall it is an interesting story that has depth and you do get your reads-worth as its is by no means a short book.

It’s quite hard to review without revealing a lot of the story, which I try hard not to do, else what is the point in you reading the book afterwards!

Jack (and his team) gets involved in trying to stop the mega corporations from carrying on illicit activities.
One of his wounded team mates from one o the first mission warns him that he is too trusting. Jack shrugs this off.
There is fall-out (not in the nuclear sense) from this job and he is put into further jobs based on his excellent performance.

The plots continues … And you need to read the book to find out what happens!

I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

4/5 Stars (What this means…five-stars-applied-carefully)

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Official description:
World peace can be deadly.

Humans discover alien technology and start colonizing worlds outside the solar system. Genetic modification produces miracles. Science advances the human condition. And, for the first time in history, the nations of the world have achieved real peace with each other.

But only the elite truly benefit from all the advancements. Most people are still trapped on an Earth ruined by chemical pollution, nuclear accidents, and chaotic weather changes. Rebellious “genies”–genetically engineered servants–cause more harm than good. And global corporations have stripped the idea of nations and freedom of any real meaning.

Sergeant Jack Rimes is no stranger to intrigue. The U.S. Army Special Forces operator lives in a time where every nation on Earth is at peace… but there are plenty of secrets to go around. As corporate greed threatens humanity, genetically engineered humans are making international mayhem of their own.

After his unplanned reassignment to the Intelligence Bureau, Jack is tasked with tracking down a rogue agent implicated in a political assassination. As he and his new partner, an old flame, search the globe for answers, the truth shakes him to his core. The powers-that-be may not be very interested in keeping humanity alive…

Momentary Stasis is the first book in a provocative series of grimdark military sci-fi novels full of intrigue, horror, and action that unflinchingly explores the impact of technology and unbridled greed on humanity. If you like gritty, flawed protagonists, tech-heavy thrillers, and incredible new worlds, then you’ll love the first installment from PR Adams’ provocative new series.

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