“A fabulous near future sci-fi that introduces the reader not only to the very real possiblity of an ecologically precarious earth and the logical possibility of GMO humans. An engaging read I really enjoyed the indepth scientific explanations the author utilized. This won’t be for everyone but this kind of hard scifi read is hard to find. Munro did a fabulous job and left no scientific stone unturned.
While I enjoyed the characters, it was the writing that really did it for me. Some beautiful turns of phrase and descriptions brought this dense tome to life. My only complaint would be just that the characters were secondary to the science, and while believable, they were at times a tad flat.
I’m really looking forward to the release of the second book as well. The book has so much going on and there are exciting things to come. It was not, thankfully, a complete cliffhanger though, but more a season in a much longer series.
For lovers of sci-fi and bio-fantasy, this is a must read.”
– Pavarti Tyler (Author of the Two Moons of Sera series)
“I’m actually a little shocked by how much I liked this story. This is not the kind of story I usually read but it was very well written and surprisingly good. It’s obvious that the author did a lot of research for this novel. There was a lot of information in this story and the attention to detail was fantastic. Certain aspects in the middle of the book made it kind of drag a little but other than that, this was a really good book.”
– Michelle Zeplin (Goodreads Review)
“Self-published work can truly be a hit or miss prospect, and this one was definitely a hit (at least for me). The bulk of the book takes place about 20 years from now, and I found the tech advances imagined by Mr. Munro to be completely believable.
It’s hard to know what to say about this book, because it was just so good. I’m not sure I agree with some of his views about climate change, but it’s definitely true about the world straining Earth’s resources with it’s exploding population, so I found it believable and a bit scary.
Ayden was a strong character – brilliant, determined, and definitely devoted to ferreting out the truth. There were a lot of secondary characters and sometimes it was hard (deliberately so) to know who was telling the truth about what. The villain was great, and equally stubborn. I’m really excited to know there’s a sequel in the works, so will definitely keep my eye out for that.
Yeah, there’s not much to say about this one other than READ IT! Thanks Mr. Munro!”
– Tory Michaels, author of The Dream-Walker War series
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“”Intervention” by W.R.R. Munro is frighteningly believable. In a world where genetically modified organisms, or GMO’s, have been toyed with in laboratories everywhere, it is difficult to believe that every possible consequence has been considered and addressed. The almighty dollar has a knack for cutting corners at times. “Intervention” presents a scenario so subtle, yet widespread, that readers will feel a bit stunned by it all.
A college class’s research of honey bees, and their inability to adequately pollinate crops, leads ever deeper into a world of intrigue and greed. This is one of those stories so convoluted you are never quite sure who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. From one page to the next, you are never certain who is telling the truth and who is lying like a rug.
Munro has very cleverly used a technique of jumping back and forth in time, presenting a specific set of problems faced by a young couple involved in research in 2011, then jumping to the problems faced by their genius son and themselves in 2033/34. Even in the Australian outback, there was no safe place to hide from their very powerful enemies.
To avoid spoiling an exceptionally good story, I cannot really say much more. But if you’d like to read one possible – but not inevitable, if we take action soon – scenario resulting from global warming, as well as potential problems we may face from uncontrolled GMO operations, you will look a long time before finding a better read than “Intervention”. This should be required reading in both High School and College courses. Although it is fiction, it stands a very real chance of becoming non-fiction, if we let it. You must read “Intervention”.”
– Grampy (Goodreads Review)
“Good stuff. Lots to learn about biology, climate change, that sort of thing. Food for thought. An intelligent page-turner. A must read.”
– Jacob Whaler, author of Stones
“There’s some great food for thought here. Enough hard science to make you feel smart. Enough action to give you that thriller experience. I’ll read the next one for sure.”
– Clint Hanni (Amazon review)
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“This was fun to read, and well written. The plot is cool and I found myself drawn in pretty quickly: its surprisingly convincing.”
– David Kutai Weiss, author of ‘Anastomosis (The Hysteresis Chain)’
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“I started this novel with some trepidation, i had read the synopsis and the idea intrigued me but I’m always unsure if i’m getting sucked into an overly ‘preachy’ style book trying to force an agenda on my enjoyment. By god i was wrong. Probably the best book i’ve read this year. Im so enamoured with this i’m having the sequel and its my top read. If you have a spare time slot to read any novel, this is it. The plotting is tight, the characters memorable and fun to read. The interaction is superb and the actual subject matter is compelling and thought provoking without distracting from the story. AMAZING, i can’t say this enough buy this book.”
– Arran (Goodreads Review)
“Thoroughly enjoyed this – a beautifully written and well-edited book, with a believeable eco-hero who of course has a few superhuman traits. Munro’s eco-dystopic near-future is realistic and takes just a small leap from existing technologies.
The fast-paced finale is lots of fun and the bad guys are never too stumbling-incompetent to suspend belief.
I was so engaged, in fact, I’m off to buy the sequel next payday.
If you’re a Michael Crichton fan, this will be right up your alley.”
– Fran (Goodreads Review)
“This is exactly what I was looking for, and if you’re a fan of Michael Crichton, you’ll love this book, too. It’s a well crafted sci-med/techno thriller set in a future so plausible it’s downright scary. The consequences of humankind’s stupidity are rapidly converging to cause the complete collapse of civilization: the planet’s resources can no longer sustain billions of people, and climate change causes famine that will eventually spread to the entire world, just for starters. What to do, what to do? A brilliant character comes up with a secret solution to save the species. He wants his equally brilliant half brother to help him achieve it. The solution is something I’ve often wondered about and probably many of you have, too. So we get to share in the dilemma: if you were the half brother, what would you do?
The author sets a fast pace while giving us time to relish plenty of smart future-tech and hard science.
I can’t wait to read the upcoming sequel!”
– Candace Williams, author of The Earthquake Doll