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I am a huge fan of the Ryan Lock series by Sean Black and was looking forward to testing the waters with his new stand alone thriller Post. I have to be honest and say that when I read the synopsis I was a little worried. You see I’m not particularly a fan of the kind of war books that this one seemed to be on the surface; especially not the ones that involved Government type conspiracies. <BIG sigh> how wrong could I have been?

Byron Tibor has spent years in Combat and serving his country. The first few chapters of this book kind of took my breath away. We fall straight into a combat situation where Byron is working as a lone operator. The sheer energy and exhilaration I went through when reading this reminded me of that feeling you get when you watch a really intense film! I was amazed (and I don’t mean that to sound disrespectful), a woman that doesn’t read this type of book and I just HAD to carry on reading.

When I did carry on reading I began to get a little confused. Had Sean Black made a major error in the storyline? Why didn’t it make any sense? Well, I now realise that’s the whole point in the beginning; you need to question it as you go along. This whole book centres on the US Government and their new programme which involves inserting an implant into their best soldiers to create a ‘guilt free and enhanced’ soldier. I know that some people will be shaking their heads at this description. Believe me, I am normally one of them so I totally get that. However, this story is one of those that will get your brain ticking. I’m certainly not somebody who believes in far fetched ideas; however there is a real ‘Big Brother’ syndrome with this book.

Aside from that aspect of the book we get to see Byron Tibor, who is by the way an awesome lead character, fight his way through his battle to get to the truth about himself. I went through varying emotions when reading this, but the overlying emotion was one that meant I didn’t want to stop reading. I was actually pretty sad to get to the end and couldn’t believe how amazing I thought this book was. Yep, many people will think ‘well the author gave her a copy so she would say that’. I need you to understand something though. I review because I love books, I don’t get paid one single penny to do it, and I’m certainly not shy in coming forward (which I’m sure some authors will happily confirm). I can be very critical when needs be, but in this case Sean Black put me firmly in my place.

Finally, I just wanted to touch on the genre of this book. It’s pegged as a thriller and it certainly falls into that category. But some people may say it should fall into Science Fiction. If that’s the case I need to change my standard “I don’t read Science Fiction” line, to “I don’t read Science Fiction, but I do read Sean Black”.

Sean Black has proved that you need nothing and nobody to produce an amazing book, just the talent. For the price of this book (less that £2 on Kindle) you really should give it a try. This was an amazing book that took my breath away and left me with more questions than answers. I sincerely hope that this is the start of what looks to be an amazing series
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on 26 June 2014
Just finished it! a fantastic semi SiFi story, would recommend it to all you adventure/thriller readers out there. I thought the Ryan Lock stories were well worthy of 5 stars, but this eclipsed them all. Pity we can't give more stars! keep it up Sean!
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on 12 September 2014
Sean Black is now my "go to" author when I'm looking for a new title. The speed at which the plot moved, even though it was very complex, was incredible. There are a few long reviews giving plot summaries, so i won't delve any further, but I will say that this book will get you thinking about the world in which we live and what goes on 'behind the scenes', so to speak.

A fantastic lead character, an amazing plot, brilliant supporting characters. This has the lot!
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on 9 July 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Couldn't put it down. Looking forward to reading more about Byron Tibor. A real human fighting machine.
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on 7 July 2014
verygood
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I have liked reading Sean Black novels since he came on the scene, and am a big fan of the Ryan Lock series, just reading the latest one now - review later on.

This is the first instalment of what looks like a good franchise starring Byron Tibor. Without giving too much away, he is =a seasoned specialist who goes into hostile areas to complete missions, however, he has implants in his head, fingers and a skeletal armour. These make him able to see how people react (fear, anger etc), and has faster reflexes and sharper to give him the edge. After an event in one mission (start of the book) he begins to lose control and suffers from stress and starts seeing things that are not there and goes on the run. From there it is a cat and mouse between Byron and the authorities.

I liked the way at the beginning of chapters, it tells you who is speaking, so you hear the story from their point of view, so it drags you in deeper and deeper as you read. I could not put it down, even reading until late in the early hours until my kindles power died on me. A fascinating story and hopefully not the last we will hear from Byron.

My only criticism is that at times I felt some chapters were a little rushed, however that is just my opinion. It did not stop me from enjoying the read - it could have been double the length and I would have stayed up all night reading it - it was that good.
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on 13 June 2014
A different read by a great author. Having read all of his ryan lock series, I was impressed the way the book flowed and followed each individual character to completion. Complex plot made easy by using this format. Loved it. The future is coming to a body like yours!!!
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on 2 June 2014
Love all his books but this is easily the best he has written yet. Could not put it down.Hope as a character Byron Tibor will be back to keep us entertained. Encourage all to read it and know for a certainty you will not be disappointed.
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on 23 May 2014
When I started reading this book I was, to say the least, a little confused. It just seemed to be a mish mash of god knows what. But before to long things started to make sense and it became.
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on 25 February 2014
This book had me hooked right from the start. That instant hook, followed by the clever revelation of plot and characters (Tibor) was brilliantly done. It's a high class piece of writing, but more to the point, an absolutely cracking thriller.

Best I've read for a long time. Very highly recommended

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