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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  113 ratings  ·  87 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published December 5th 2018 by TCK Publishing
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Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I like dystopian sci-fi, and if they read fast and furious then I am a fan.

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
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, via-author
In a not too distant future, climate change has led to a dystopian world where the rich and powerful rule. Hogan Duran gets the chance to join the National Security Council (NSC). It’s a prime position protecting the rich and powerful. Hogan and the other applicants are put through a grueling, and deadly, test to win the highly sought after position. There are secrets in the NSC though, and Hogan starts to question everything during his time there.

Hogan is a tough former cop looking for a chance
Jun 13, 2019 rated it liked it
The rich and powerful are the elite. Nothing new there. But the poor are barely subsisting. There is no real middle class left in this futuristic, climate change afflicted world.

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
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Decent dystopian novel - really quick read! I have seen this book compared to Hunger Games and although accurate, it reminds me more of the old Mad Max movie with Mel Gibson. Especially with the biker gangs!

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.
Susan Hampson
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story begins in the year 2034 when ex- cop Hogan is at his second lowest point in his life. The lowest had been when he had failed to save his partner four years before and now he was at rock bottom taking any job just to get by and scratting off rubbish tips to survive. When he is given a chance to join the National Security Council, NSC, he grabs it with both hands, but he has to get through the training and be the last man standing. This would set him up for life. The NSC is an elite forc ...more
Jul 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Book Reaction:
Rating: 3.5 Stars – that place between like and love

Thank you to the author, Clive Fleury, for giving a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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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
Lauren Jones
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In a time when the world has gone completely dry and the heat scorches the earth due to global warming, those who are left have suffered unimaginable trials. Fights break out at the landfills over a can of beans because food is so scarce—but so too are jobs. The lucky few that are brave enough to try for an NSC, National Security Council, are the lucky ones. They live a life of luxury while everyone else suffers. Fleury pulls his readers into a life of destruction, getting readers enticed by the ...more
Terry Tyler
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I reviewed this via an ARC from the author, for Rosie Amber's Book Review Team. The fact that it was free has not affected this honest review.

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
Jenna | Bookmark Your Thoughts
"Taking a deep breath, I ripped the envelope open and pulled out an official- looking letter. I scanned the note quickly as Max peered over my shoulder. 'Well?'"

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
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
While I can see why Kill Code has been compared to popular novels such as The Hunger Games, The 5th Wave, and Divergent, I hate to admit that this action-packed adventure is a little disappointing based on those comparisons.

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
Taylor (TaysBookishThoughts)
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hogan Duran has been living in poverty for several years now after resigning as a cop after his partner was shot. Hogan has signed up to be a National Security Officer serval times and he finally gets his chance. Along with about one hundred other candidates, he must pass several brutal tests before he has a chance at taking the one available spot. During these tests, Hogan discovers some strange things about the NSC. There are several plot twists and right when you think you’ve figured it out, ...more
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Global warming is real. The ice caps have melted. What were once vacation destinations sprinkled along the coastal United States are now underwater.

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
♛ Garima ♛
May 31, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: netgalley
For a moment, I mistook this book for a Maze Runner book....
Heena Rathore P.
Kill Code by Clive Fleury is a smashing dystopian read that was equal parts engaging and unsettling.

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
Michelle Noble
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a fascinating preview of what might happen if the birdenburgers get their way, and they are the rich elite while the masses starve to death and kill each other off for survival. The main character is an ex policeman who quit the force, because he believed it was his fault that his partner was shot and paralyzed. He then applied for a chance to become a part of the elite protective service. He is a good man that is ethical and efficient in combat. He meets a woman in the training, an ...more
S.K. Gregory
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the not too distant future, the world is falling apart. Climate change has ruined it and people are left starving in the street. Hogan is an ex cop trying to get by. His skills will come in handy as he tries to survive against this harsh new world.
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.
Pallavi Sareen
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kill Code by Clive Fleury has all the parts I loved about The Fifth Wave series. It is a hardcore dystopian with fascinating multi-dimensional characters and a plot to keep you engaged. I am a die-hard fan of dystopians because I know any of them can come true and I need to be prepared for that.
Just kidding.
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
BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)
What I Loved: This book took me on so many twisty turns, I was just in awe! I really loved the way the author created this world and pulled me right in. I was right there with Hogan as he tried to make it into the NSC organization!

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
 Reading Reindeer 2021 On Proxima Centauri
I was enraptured with this novel from the beginning. Climate change, rising sea levels, dystopian society, economic collapse; the richer, the poor lose out, homelessness expands--and outside the cities roam outlaws. The characters are well-drawn and eliciting of empathy (not the bad guys) and the plot is riveting. A really enjoyable near-future Dystopian!
Ella James
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is fabulous and riveting. It will hook readers from the get go and compel them to consider and think about the future of our world, while enjoying a story filled with surprising twists, betrayals, danger, intrigue and a bit of romance.

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
Summer (speaking_bookish)
>2.75 stars<

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

Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kill Code is a gripping dystopian story that offers a glimpse into what the world will be like in 2031 after it has been decimated by climate change. With 80% of the world unemployed and struggling to survive, people will do anything to earn money and put food on the table. It was a scarily accurate view of what it could be like living in a world ravaged by climate change and something that should serve as an eye-opener for today’s society.

The main character, Hogan Duran, is a former cop who’s r
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Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
What Made Me Read It I was sent a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. I'm not usually drawn to military genres but the blurb and some of the reviews I read hinted at interesting character conflicts so I decided to give it a try.

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
Simon Burnett
Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 in a shift likely to worsen inequality, a World Economic Forum report has forecast, reported the BBC on October 21.

. . . .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
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I obtained this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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
Nathan Albright
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: challenge-2020
[Note:  This book was provided free of charge by TCK Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

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
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways-arc
Actual rating is closer to 3.5, but I bumped it up for the star rating.

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
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Clive Fleury is an award-winning writer of books and screenplays, and a TV and film director and producer. He has worked for major broadcasters and studios on a wide variety of successful projects in the US, UK, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

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

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