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Absynthe by Brendan Bellecourt – Book Review

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Absynthe by Brendan Bellecourt

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Rating: 4’5/5

About The Book

Liam Mulcahey, a reclusive, shell-shocked veteran, remembers little of the Great War. Ten years later, when he is caught in a brutal attack on a Chicago speakeasy, Liam is saved by Grace, an alluring heiress who’s able to cast illusions. Though the attack appears to have been committed by the hated Uprising, Grace believes it was orchestrated by Leland De Pere–Liam’s former commander and the current President of the United States.
Meeting Grace unearths long-buried memories. Liam’s former squad, the Devil’s Henchmen, was given a serum to allow telepathic communication, transforming them into a unified killing machine. With Grace’s help, Liam begins to regain his abilities, but when De Pere learns of it, he orders his militia to eliminate Liam at any cost.
But Liam’s abilities are expanding quickly. When Liam turns the tables and digs deeper into De Pere’s plans, he discovers a terrible secret. The same experiment that granted Liam’s abilities was bent toward darker purposes. Liam must navigate both his enemies and supposed allies to stop the President’s nefarious plans before they’re unleashed on the world. And Grace is hiding secrets of her own, secrets that could prove every bit as dangerous as the President’s.

My Thoughts

I love reading crime books, but sometimes a good fantasy book keeps my mind entertained for hours! And I have to say that I would love to see this book as a movie, the perfect sci-fi movie, believe me!
The book is based around the 1920s after the Great War, where Liam Mulcahey discovers that the President of the United States has a secret plan to conquer the world, using as many people as possible. With some friends and enemies this adventure will put everyone in danger if they don’t stop the plan.
I know that this book will have some lovers and detractors, maybe too much fantasy or some “details” that may not convince everyone, but for me it was an amazing read. I loved every page, the story was original and with different characters and surprises that it was impossible to stop reading.
We are living in a pandemic world, where a virus seems to control our lives, it makes the story of the book not so incredible to think that a bacteria can make our brain chemistry create some special abilities for the human kind.
Are you ready to take a drop of “Absynthe”?

About The Author

Brendan Bellecourt was raised in the cold climes of rural Wisconsin, where he lives still with his family and trio of cats. His love of science fiction was sparked early by Frank Herbert’s Dune and C. J. Cherryh’s Faded Sun Trilogy.


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