A Best In Genre Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller Reviewed By BookViral

"Trent Whippler delivers a superb Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller!"

Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

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  • ASIN: ‎ B09RJZX1PB
  • Publisher: ‎ Champagne Book Group (January 30, 2022)
  • Publication date: ‎ January 30, 2022
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 251 pages
  • Genre: Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

The BookViral Review:

It’s rare that a novel leaves you glued to your seat, wanting to read it again, but Resolver is certainly one of them as Trent Whippler delivers a superb Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller, graced by a moment-to-moment unpredictability.

With a faultless narrative, Resolver is not just about the story it’s about style with Whippler succeeding in freshening the genre formula. It’s fast and tight and playful even when it’s sadistic and violent, which is often, and whilst a relatively short novel at 250 pages it feels longer in a good way because every page is packed tight with action and intrigue.

With multiple rich narrative veins, Resolver is a novel that wants to be taken seriously but not so seriously that the image of Greg Hunt (a Resolver) beating down on the bad guys with all his enhanced tech doesn’t bring a smile to your face. And whilst there is lots of gunplay and gore it’s much more than obligatory violence with each scene building further momentum.

One of Whippler’s fortes as an author is dialogue which here owes much to the hard-boiled pulp novelists of the 1950s. Hunt (a cybernetic security officer) is a driven man, augmented in the extreme through advanced tech and Whippler’s dialogue internalizes Hunt’s world without the distraction of trite tropes and tired clichés as we are drawn deeper and deeper into the nefarious dealings of the city created by the Gralex Corporation.

If Resolver was a film it would be in black and white and directed by the likes of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. We would see Hunt more often than not steeped in shadow but it would be the essence of his character we’d be drawn to in the same way it would be with Miranda and Mark Wright. Three characters on converging paths and heading to what proves to be a cracking ending to an uncommonly absorbing read as successive layers of the Shadow Corporation are revealed.

With a cliffhanger ending and the promise of more to come Resolver really is as good as the genre gets and is unreservedly recommended!

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