A fairly new author, Martin B. Caise, Jr. has started to make a name for himself in the author community. Starting in leadership and career focused technology books, he released his first short fiction novel in 2018 entitled The Vessel. If you enjoy mysterious adventure with a hints of technological science fiction, then this is a nice book to check out.
Set in the not so distant future, The Vessel tells an intriguing story. The world is facing an energy crisis that could bring the world’s population to the brink of extinction. The government recruits a disgruntled research professor named Sam Morgan who is no excited to be asked to save the world. However, with some coaxing from his rival and some encouragement from the government council chairman has Morgan assembling a team made up of cunning and somewhat shady characters.
As the team is assembled and begins their search for an ancient source code program that will repair the energy management system, Morgan starts to find clues that things are not exactly what they appear. This has Morgan pulled in one direction as the rest of the team goes in another. This is until Morgan learns the truth and realizes that those he suspected of possible sabotage are actually trying to help him and his team. Without giving away the entire story, The Vessel is appropriately titled as the story describes different levels of control. Control by the world government to protect it’s citizens and control by another unknown force that has been manipulating everyone’s reality. That is until Morgan discovers it and makes a bold attempt to destroy it.
According to the author, this is the first of a six book series and from this reviewers perspective, I can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment.
You can pick up a copy of this book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C1V358F