The Rising

Heather Graham and Jon Land. Tor, $25.99 (400p) ISBN 978-0-7653-3791-7
Alex Chin, the hero of this ambitious, technology-centered SF thriller from bestseller Graham (The Unseen) and Land (Strong Cold Dead), has enjoyed an outstanding football career at San Francisco’s St. Ignatius College Prep, until he’s knocked out on the playing field during a game. Thereafter Alex finds himself battling a clandestine group that includes a vicious homicidal general, androids posing as cops, and a shadowy figure known as ash man. Fortunately, Samantha “Sam” Dixon, a brilliant fellow high school student with a crush on Alex, fights by his side. To ensure the world’s survival, Alex must discover the secret of his origin, which his devoted, loving parents have kept from him, and unearth a vital piece of information, which he’s unaware is already in his possession. Alex’s perilous journey to solve these puzzles while trying to avoid those bent on destroying him can seem interminable at times, but his developing relationship with Sam will keep readers emotionally invested. Agents: Lucy Childs, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency (Graham); Natalia Aponte, Natalia Aponte Literary Agency (Land). (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/14/2016
Release date: 01/17/2017
Genre: Fiction
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