February 11, 2016
Inquisitor, by Mitchell Hogan
Inquisitor Angel Xia, former mercenary turned detective, is used to being the hunter. But on another routine murder investigation the bodies begin to pile up, and Angel finds herself a target of sinister powers determined to conceal the truth. Betrayed by those she trusted most, and barely escaping assassination attempts, Angel receives a cryptic message from child begging for her help. Framed for horrific crimes, the only chance to clear her name is inextricably linked to a little girl – but the enemy is on her heels. Running for her life, Angel races to forgotten places at the edges of known space that hold the darkest secrets of humanity…and the greatest threat to its future. And all will be determined by what she chooses to do next. That is…if she can stay alive.
I really enjoyed Inquisitor, by Mitchell Hogan. The story started out with action and continued to escalate throughout. The story has plenty of twists – some predictable, but most not. I felt that the author focused on the depth of character of the AI, and, unfortunately, didn’t flesh out Angel as much as I’d liked.
I was taken in by the sci-fi cover when I saw it on NetGalley, and the story kept me yearning for more. I’d definitely be interested in a continuation if only to read about the aftermath of the main story, and the events portrayed in the epilog. And this is what makes this a great read – yearning for more of the story.
When he was eleven, Mitchell Hogan was given the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to read, and a love of fantasy novels was born. He spent the next ten years reading, rolling dice, and playing computer games, with some school and university thrown in. Along the way he accumulated numerous bookcases’ worth of fantasy and sci-fi novels and doesn’t look to stop anytime soon. He now writes full time and is eternally grateful to the readers who took a chance on an unknown author. Mitchell lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife, Angela, and daughter, Isabelle.