Genetically flawed. Perfectly human.
When seventeen-year-old Lucas Marshall tests positive for the M0A1 gene—a genetic abnormality believed to predispose humans toward violence—he is shipped off to an impregnable government facility to undergo a battery of psychological tests aimed at making him crack. Now, having survived their tests and proven his mental stability, Lucas is labeled safe to return home.
But any hope Lucas has of returning to a normal life is shattered when the van transporting him to the reintegration facility is forced off the road by a group of radicals intent on accessing the facility and exposing it’s dehumanizing practices. And Lucas is their ticket through the front door.
Spurred by rumors that the facility is secretly holding one of his old friends captive, Lucas and his bunk mate, Chris, agree to infiltrate the testing facility’s inner sanctum. But once inside, Lucas’s carefully laid plans begin to unravel, and he’s forced to seek help from a group of kids he neither knows nor trusts. And when every genetic test claims your only allies are hardwired to become the next Charles Manson, it’s impossible to know who has your back.
What a ride! I got this book through Netgalley. I don’t write reviews for any publisher and I don’t receive review copies simply because I don’t have much time and I would like to have reading purely as a hobby and not a job. I write reviews only for Netgalley books and other books that I simply want to read. This book got my attention because of the annotation provided by GoodReads. I like psychology and an insight into human brain, so this seemed like a perfect story for me, because I always wonder how people react in different situations. Continue reading