It's the year 2031. Our future. Their present. A world decimated by climate catastrophe, where the sun's heat is deadly and the ocean rises higher every day. A world ruled by the rich, powerful, and corrupt. A world where a good man can't survive for long.
Hogan Duran was a good man once. He was a cop, forced to resign in disgrace when ...more
I really enjoyed thus book. It is an excellent story and great characters. I hope that this is the start of the series and not a one off. There are a number of questions I would still want answers.
The world economy has crashed. 95% of the worlds population is unemployment, desperate, and or willing to do anything to anyone to survive. Duran Hogan used to be a police officer, but he made a mistake. He has been trying to make up ...more
This book by Clive Fleury, at 130 pages had a complete story in it, yet leaving a chance for the next book. The main character Hogan was well depicted, who was once in army, then in police, and now down on his luck when the world changed till he got an offer from National Security Council to join them, but only if he won all the tasks.
The story became exciting for me when the tasks started, there Hogan was ably supporte ...more
Hogan is a tough former cop looking for a chance ...more
Impulsive Hogan Duran didn't realize giving up his police officer job would put him in the poverty lines. He felt guilty over his partner's shooting and couldn't see himself staying on the force. A handful of years of subsistence later he gets his lucky break. He's been asked to train for the NSC. If he can make it throu ...more
Surprising plot twist and interesting characters... I would have preferred a longer story so it could have more depth but I would definitely read a sequel.
*Thanks to NetGalley and publishers for an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. ...more
Kill Code was a dystopian fiction novel that revolved around Hogan, his life in the world of poverty, Story of survival, competition, power, conspiracy and injustice. Blurb describes the book precisely with good detail.
Protagonist, Hogan Duran was smart, brave and tough guy but unlike other candidates applied for NSC (National Security Council), he never lost his conscience. Even though all applicant told to be competitive ...more
At some time in the relatively near future, climate change has affected the world in such a way that those who can afford good food and fresh water live in protected zones, with the majority of the population struggling to survive. Hogan Duran is a former cop scratching a living, until he is given the opportunity of a lifetime with the NSC - the all-powerf ...more
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review; thank you for the opportunity to read and review this novel. This in no way sways my review or opinion of the novel.
It has been a good while since I've read a dystopian novel --- after a number of disappointing reads, I kept far away. So when Fleury asked me to review his novel, I ...more
This book was great. It is well written, original, fast-paced and interesting enough to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. I literally read 75% of the book in one sitting, 4⭐.
Hogan is introduced to us as this disgraced ex-cop that has to salvage things from the trash and take horrible jobs in order to survive in a very desolated post climate change catastrophe world.
The NSC seems to be the only organization that cares ...more
Being a fan of the Divergent series and having read the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy, I have to be honest that I feel like this comparison is in place more for clickbait than actual similarity. The only thing I found in common between them is that there is a “surviv ...more
Severe adversity often leads to war, famine, and poverty. Someone is needed to maintain order within the chaos. The NSC bravely comes to the rescue. These officers represent an organization created to protect the citizens from the outside world. To join the ranks would mean becoming part of an elite group. No more having to worry about food or a safe ...more
The dystopian settings in the book felt very realistic and, to be honest, seemed like a possibility for our own future. What I really liked about this book is that instead of focusing only on the dystopic settings and the new world, something that most of the authors writing in this genre tend to do, the author focused on the National Security Council (NSC), the elite force to protect the elite cl ...more
I enjoyed the story, I think Hogan was a decent character who is just trying to do his best. It was a little slow to start but overall a decent read. I would recommend it.
The thing is that a dying world brings with it the extent to which humans can fall when their very nature is corrupted by the will to survive. I saw that in the protagonist Hogan Duran. A f ...more
How I Felt: I’m giving this book a 5 star because it was great! The story, character building, and surprises were wonderful. There is a little character building for a friend of the main character who probably doesn’t seem to be needed in the story, but it is fairly br ...more
In Kill Code by Clive Fleury, readers journey to a dystopian futuristic world where severe climate change has brought devastation to the coastal zones, economy and society. The rich and powerful elites live separated from the down and out, poverty stricke ...more
I was sent this book by the author for review. This story follows a man named Hogan Duran in the year 2031. Climate change has caused catastrophe on the planet; the oceans have risen to extreme levels and the sun is so hot it can kill if you're not careful. In this new world the rich and powerful have taken complete control and everyone else lives on the fringes of society, many depending on the dump and the wealthy man's garbage to survive. Hogan, an ex-police officer, is struggling...more
The main character, Hogan Duran, is a former cop who’s r ...more
The Good "Kill Code" is the first book in a series of dystopian novels set in the near future. Told in the first person through the eyes of the main character Hogan Duran, a 33 years old ex-cop who struggles to survive in a decaying Los Angeles, ruined by ...more
. . . .it said millions of routine or manual jobs would be displaced by technology, affecting the lowest paid, lowest skilled workers the most. It said millions would need to be re-skilled to cope with the change. . .
Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari sees the world heading for a dark future in which a tiny grasping elite i ...more
Hogan Duran is a man that lost everything he cared about and was pushed aside to live on the fringes of society. He is a very complex and multi-faceted character who is just trying to survive after his downfall in a world that is progressively disappearing unless you happen to be wealthy. After several years of living a squalid hand-to-mouth life, he is suddenly approached by the group whose only purpose is to prot ...more
In reading a book like this, it is important to recognize that this book will be greatly appealing to some people for reasons that it is not as appealing to me. In framing this work, the author has taken contemporary fears about global warming, assumed the panicking to be true, and then adding to that a conspiratorial view about economic, political, and milita ...more
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.
This is the first time I’ve ever read a book that uses a newspaper delivery to give you the crash course on what exactly has happened to society after the world’s economy goes into the dumpster and global warmer left unchecked. It’s interesting, yet logical that newspapers somehow survived and people fight for the chance to deliver them in exchange for enough mo ...more
When Clive was young, a man behind a big desk who called himself a ‘Career Specialist’ fell about laughing when Clive told him he wanted to tell stor ...more