Review: “Zero World” by Jason M. Hough

zero worldZero World
Jason M. Hough
Del Rey, 2015.

Peter Casman is the perfect assassin. Brutal, efficient and unable to remember his jobs after they are completed. Genetically enhanced and programmed to forget his last job with the recitation of a Queensryche lyric, he has only a fat wad of cash and beer bottles in his fridge to remind him of what he did.

And how many people he has killed.

Casman is the star of Zero World, a futuristic techno-thriller from Jason M. Hough. The novel, which hits stores today, lives up to the promise of his acclaimed “Dire Earth Cycle”.

When a simple salvage job takes a bad turn, Casman is sent by his handler Monique on “the most interesting mission you’ll ever forget,” traveling to a parallel Earth or “zero world”, called Gartien, to assassinate Alice, a scientist from our world who is sharing our technology with the other world’s less advanced society.

While on that mission he ends up partnering with Melni, a Gartien spy who is also pursuing Alice to steal the future technology for her own country.

It’s a wild ride, blending plenty of action and espionage, a mind-bending unravelling of reality and sinister alien conspiracies. My only disappointment was that it ended too soon, with a cliffhanger and 20% left on my eBook. It was a perfect ending but I was looking forward to another hour of enjoyment.

Oh well, there’s always the upcoming sequel.

Read my full review at “The Nameless Zine”.

—Michael Senft

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About Michael Senft

I am a freelance writer and critic from Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years covering music, the arts and pop culture for the “Arizona Republic” before life circumstances took me away from newspaper. But I never lost my joy at writing. Or reading.
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1 Response to Review: “Zero World” by Jason M. Hough

  1. Tammy says:

    Yep, I loved this book! One of my favorites of the year for sure.


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