Chemical Burn (Justin Case, Book 1)

chemical burn

Author: Quincy J. Allen

 Publisher: Wordfire Press

Genre: Sci-fi Noir/Thriller

Pages: 426

This is Quincy Allen’s debut full-length novel, and I have to say that he knocked it out of the park! If you are a fan of Sci-fi noir and thrillers, this novel is bound to be one that you will thoroughly enjoy. This novel’s protagonist, Justin Case, is a man on a mission (I use the word “man” loosely). He is a private detective, who just happens to have a lot of money and cool toys, or so he would have you think. As it turns out, he is actually an alien named Jalin, who was created to kill. Despite what he was built to be, he has grown a conscience and uses his many skills for the greater good now.

As this story begins, Case finds out that someone has murdered a good friend of his, a chemist named Xen. Case feels the old him cropping up inside of him as he makes a vow to right this wrong and avenge his friend. Case uses all of his resources (which include his beautiful assistant who he happens to have a thing for, a diner owner who he once saved, an old Russian gangster, and a police Captain) and many, many cool tools of the trade (including his ultra cool feline friend, Mag, who can change her coat to blend in to any environment and was also created to kill alongside Justin), as he makes his way through this crazy case that is full of twists and turns. Will he find out the truth about what happened to his friend? Will he find love and figure out his “human” emotions? Well, I’m not going to give you any more details and ruin it for you! I was actually sad to see this book end. Mr. Allen has definitely gained a new reader with this novel!

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