Title: The Killing Jar
Author: RS McCoy
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Cover Designer: Kit Foster Design
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Earth is dying, circling the drain on life support. The future of the human race depends on space exploration, but they’re running out of time. Parasitic insects are systematically killing the best scientific minds but no one knows why.
Mable Wilkinson is the last hope to figure it out, she just doesn’t know it yet. For years, her resourcefulness, intelligence, and penchant for problem-solving have put her at the top of a very short list of researchers, only she doesn’t want to be part of it.
Cast out at sixteen, Mable wrote off the problems of the world long ago. Now, her focus is on Hadley, her adopted little sister, and teaching her to survive in the cut-throat underground. Instead, both Mable and Hadley fall into the hands of the program’s recruiter, Silas Arrenstein, and he’s determined to have one of them. Mable can join up with the man and program who killed her brother, or she can leave Hadley to the same fate.
The Killing Jar follows the story of several different people. Some live on Earth and some don't. The Earth is dying at a rapid pace and its ability to sustain life is growing smaller each day that goes by. Within a century this ability will be completely gone. There are researchers that are trying to find somewhere to live while there are those on Earth just trying to survive. Several of the people end up messing up and being put in a special facility where they are trained to go on top secret, dangerous missions. It's either that or be sent somewhere awful to die a slow death from the haze that now covers Earth. Some stories I found a little more confusing than others, but with this being the first in a series, I hope to see more in the next book. I did have lots of questions about the book and besides so many story lines, my only other complaint really is that just about the time things start coming together as pieces of a puzzle do, the book ends...Otherwise, this is a pretty cool and interesting science fiction read.
4 out of 5 stars!
Rachel McCoy is a Texan living in New Jersey. Between binge-watching MTV reality shows and baking gluten-free treats, she writes paranormal fantasy and science fiction novels.
She is the self-published author of the Sparks Saga trilogy, The Alder Tales series, and The Extraction Files Part One and Two. Back when she lived in the real world, Rachel earned a degree in marine biology, which contributed to her die-hard love of manta rays.
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