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7th Son: Descent

A Novel

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Description

As America reels from the bizarre presidential assassination committed by a child, seven men are abducted from their normal lives and delivered to a secret government facility. Each man has his own career, his own specialty. All are identical in appearance. The seven strangers were grown--- unwitting human clones---as part of a project called 7th Son.

The government now wants something from these "John Michael Smiths." They share the flesh as well as the implanted memories of the psychopath responsible for the president's murder. The killer has bigger plans, and only these seven have the unique qualifications to track and stop him. But when their progenitor makes the battle personal, it becomes clear he may know the seven better than they know themselves.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 07, 2009 – Hutchins's debut SF thriller, the first in a trilogy, has the unusual distinction of starting life as a popular podcast. The fast pace set from the beginning serves the story well in audio or print, especially considering that most of the characters are clones of the same man. They're sent to find their Alpha after he rigs a proxy assassination of the president of the United States through stolen government technology capable of unleashing chaos everywhere. Hutchins successfully fleshes out each clone as a separate personality, from happy everyman John Smith to the priest who fears that, as a clone, he has no soul. Though there's not a lot for the hard SF crowd, thriller readers seeking edge-of-your-seat action flavored with conspiracy and futuristic tech will love every page.

Customer Reviews

The best.

7th Son is one of the best science fiction books ever written. J.C. Hutchins is one of the most talented writers to ever grace my bookshelf.

Predicable at every turn and a lot of recycled ideas.

What a boring story. Predicable at every turn and a lot of recycled ideas. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen and it never did. If I didn't have so far to drive on this trip, I would have never listened to all of it. I just kept thinking it was building to something. Never happened!

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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: High Tech
  • Published: Oct 27, 2009
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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