Since 2016, major companies have implemented the science of mind control, known as "emotion tampering", to increase sales. Unfortunately, there have been some unexpected results, both social and economic, and the practice has now been banned. Enter Marion Dent, a sociopath incapable of emotion, the perfect man to combat this illegal practice. Once employed by the military, he is now a freelancer; his latest mission to retrieve a "package" for Charon on behalf of a rich businessman. The package turns out to be Kasumi, a thirteen-year-old girl called "Fifth" by the employees at the Takeda International facility where she is being studied by her own mother. What is so special about this girl, and why is everyone willing to kill to possess her?
This is an entertaining, fast-paced, action-packed adventure. Dent's lack of emotions and social graces lead to some humorous encounters. The title also has a clever double meaning. There are some problems with sentence construction and punctuation, and at times there is a bit too much detail. A glossary of the techie devices would also be helpful. While this story is complete, I hope later installments reveal more about the main characters' backgrounds.
All in all, this is a very enjoyable read.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
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