By ANDREW HUNKINS
No Such Thing as Evil
Book 1 in Circle of Six Trilogy
Laura Richards, a political science professor, and her husband Ben Richards, an astrophysics professor, unexpectedly find themselves at the center of a dark conspiracy after they adopt Chris Lumière, the orphaned son of Laura’s friend Marian. Following the bizarre circumstances of Chris’s birth, Laura and Ben uncover clues revealing an intelligent force surrounding Chris.
No Such Thing as Evil is the thrilling first installment of the Circle of Six trilogy.
Laura was an average woman, living in an average town, working at an average job. Although, true, it was fortunate to be employed. And the fact that her husband was also employed meant she could have whatever she wanted. Perfect, right?
Something was missing. This is where our story picks up. She didn’t have to go searching for that something—it found her.
Advanced computing combined with astrophysics. Hexadecimal wizardry surrounded by dark energy. Yet, just being a good husband and dad was a bigger challenge for Ben.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marshal all that technology when his wife and son needed help. He possessed the skills to unlock the key to save their lives—and his own.
From an outsider’s perspective, Chris’s life was completely normal, up until the signs of his unique condition began to emerge. But on closer review, that wasn’t the case. It had started long before that.
The circumstances of his birth made it clear that he was different. But everyone’s child is special, right? Then the signs turned deliberate, and the evidence seemed premeditated—that’s when it all unraveled.
Music to better understand Chris Lumiere:
- Tenerife Sea
- by Ed Sheeran
- Link to music on YouTube
Great plot twists, pacing and character development. Keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. Has hints of Rosemary’s baby and Dark Angel, and is set in a scarily prophetic future state. Can’t wait for the follow-up books to find out what happens next!
Really nice and intriguing book. I am not a big fan of sci-fi in general, but that didn’t really feel here. It’s a mix of thriller, with some futuristic high tech gismos, a bit of iron-man/super hero twist. The story kept evolving and kept me interested all the way through the end.
This book was a great read. I loved the techno gadgets mixed in throughout the book. Keep an eye out for the Easter Eggs. They are subtle. As you discover the eggs you can see the depth of development. This is a series of three books, can’t wait for the next two to come out.
Jonathan H. DenHartog
If neo-noir sci-fi thrillers are your jam, No Such Thing as Evil is right up your alley. Author Andrew Hunkins’ blockbuster of a novel keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The plot moves at lightning speed, keeping you glued to the pages with unexpected twists and turns that you never see coming.
The novel put me off at first, as the opening chapters put you immediately in the oubliette of The Circle of Six’s vile torture chambers, which made my skin crawl in every way. But the chapters are broken into short sections; thus, very quickly I was meeting Laura Richards, a clearly optimistic and good person concerned unselfishly for the plight of her students and neighbors. A relief and palette cleanser.
Finishing up No Such Thing as Evil by Andrew Hunkins and it reminds me of Wanderers by Chuck Wendig. I am going to be obsessing about it all day until I can find out how it ends. Techno thrillers are a special kind of suspense.