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The Deus Ex universe continues
on 28 April 2011
You may be surprised to learn that this, a tie-in novel to a computer game not out for several months, is excellent. While best for fans of the original Deus Ex game or those interesting in the new Human Revolution, James Swallow still manages to tell a tight, gripping tale of conspiracy in the far-too-close future and make it believable. You can believe everyone's motivation, both "good guys" and "bad guys" (although neither really apply), and it keeps you interested all the way up until the end.
While it ties in to the events that begin the upcoming Human Revolution (although that game's protagonist Adam Jensen barely has a cameo here), and original Deus Ex fans will get a kick out of the appearances and references to that game (Swallow is clearly a fan), anyone looks for a good starter to the series will be satisfied with Icarus Effect... and eager for more.