The Memory Agent
Author ~ Matthew B. J. Delaney
The first thing I thought to myself as I read the last sentence of this story was, "that was a good book". The Memory Agent is a fantastic roller-coaster ride of suspense and science fiction and I was entertained the entire time I was reading it, quickly turning pages to find out what happens.
Roger Parker is a professional prison breaker, skilled at breaking minds out of the virtual reality rehabilitation prison where convicted criminals serve their time. This time Parker and his team head into a virtual reality set in 1950's Manhattan. With strange visions, mysterious identities and anti-virus programs chasing Parker and his team through this dream reality state, The Memory Agent will keep you guessing right till the very end.
I found the very beginning of The Memory Agent a little confusing as the story starts out in Egypt in 1933. A group of people are on an archaeological dig and they just discovered the impossible. As they investigate they are attached by the "Brotherhood of Anubis" and must seek the protection of the dig site.
To say I was confused with what was happening is an understatement. This was nothing like what the book-jacket described, and there a legitimate moment where I was seriously contemplated that maybe I received the wrong book. I figured that eventually the story would start to be more like the description on the book-jacket, and sure enough it was. Slowly the puzzle pieces start to come together and make some sort of mind-bending sense. There were also several suspenseful moments when a "monster" is chasing the characters and I still remember my heart beating away in my chest while reading these scenes.
I enjoyed reading this book, it was sort of like a combination of Inception meet The Matrix meets The Adjustment Bureau. I enjoyed all three of these movies immensely because of the mind-trippiness of them. The Memory Agent is right up there with it's mind-trippiness and I was easily entertained as I was reading it, finding it hard to put down at times. If you like mind-tripy books, you will definitely enjoy reading this story. The Memory Agent is available on Amazon July 18, 2017.
I received an free ARC of The Breakdown from 47North via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.