Author: Stewart Hotston
Genre: Science Fiction
Helena is one of the Oligarchs, genetically-enhanced, centuries old families who rule the world. As a new world war begins, she is ordered to find a boy who could save the human race from genocide. Yet all is not as it seems; Helena’s finds enemies on all sides, intent on bringing about the war with all its horrific consequences. To make matters worse, Helena’s own integral AI, accidentally freed from its constraints, challenges both her motives and her identity, yet she has no choice but to accept its treacherous aid if she is to have any hope of surviving those who need her dead.
Review: Helena, one of the Oligarchs, genetically-enhanced old families who rule the world, is tasked with finding a boy who could save the human race from genocide. She meets enemies just about everywhere, intent on causing war, and ton top of that, her own AI starts challenging her motives and identity. If she hopes to survive this ordeal, she'll have to accept the aid of the AI...even though it might be dangerous for her too. An intriguing, rollercoaster-fast plot that twists and turns and totally blew me away. I loved this book, and I can't wait to read another book by this author.