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Review of The Kasari Nexus (Rho Agenda Assimilation) by Richard Phillips

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This book follows  after The Rho Agenda series but can also be read as a standalone (historic events are effectively interwoven into the current story line without repeating too much, but I bet after reading this you’ll go back to the first series!).

Jennifer Smythe escapes earth through a wormhole on a hijacked alien starship just to be captured by the Koranthians on Scion. The Koranthians is in war with the Kasari who is also trying to invade and conquer earth. On earth, the struggle between the global government that’s pro-Kasari  and a rebel fraction with the help of Mark and Heather with their mind-altering skills, continues.

I was very glad when Book One of the new series was released. The previous series ended on a slightly sad note with the hope that maybe, just maybe Jennifer managed to survive that wormhole trip.

This book didn’t disappoint. The multiple characters can be complex and the shifting between different scenes and characters’ stories may be disorientating for some, but it actually added to the suspense and kept me reading faster to learn what happens next. The story focused more in detail on Jennifer’s journey and growth, but less so on Mark and Heather. None the less you’ll get a great understanding of the extend of the conspiracy on earth, all the personal agendas of the key players, as well as where Jack gets his powers from. Expect a good dose of science fiction, the galaxy and new interesting extraterrestrial worlds. And don’t miss the physical/military and cyber action and warfare – (spoiler alert!) a few close calls and potential deaths will have you stressed out.

A great book indeed! Cannot wait for the next installment.

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Review of Wormhole (The Rho Agenda Book 3) by Richard Phillips

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With the Rho Project’s lead scientist imprisoned, a new threat was discovered. A scientific anomaly that can destroy the earth and that can only be stopped by the Rho Project’s technology. Dr Stephenson agrees to assist, but his wormhole project is concealing the initial agenda of the alien Rho Ship. In this explosive conclusion the trio entered their ultimate battle as they need to infiltrate and try to stop the wormhole project.

The last book in the series is another page turner full of terrific and thrilling action. There is a logical flow with sufficient detail to effectively pull you in and keep you spell-bound. The characters have substance and comes across as believable in their reactions. The technical aspects (physics and federal government inner workings) were believable.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was partly disappointed that it was the final episode of The Rho Agenda, as I wanted more! A satisfying end even though (spoiler alert!) there was a very sad and shocking turn of events.


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Great news for fans of this series, the story continues in:

The Kasari Nexus (Rho Agenda Assimilation Book 1) click here to purchase

The Altreian Enigma (Rho Agenda Assimilation Book 2) click here to purchase

The Meridian Ascent (Rho Agenda Assimilation Book 3) – click here to purchase/pre-order

Review of Immune (The Rho Agenda Book 2) by Richard Phillips

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Immune is the second book in The Rho Agenda.

The Rho Project has infiltrated the US government and the freely available alien nano-serum (disguised as a miracle cure) is actually killing people. Any opposition to the Project is taken out by an assassin, El Chupacabra. Heather McFarland, Mark and Jennifer Smythe need to understand their unique abilities while staying ahead of the assassin and trying to stop the Rho Project from altering human DNA.

Richard Phillips is indeed a very skillful sci-fi writer! The story line was engaging and unique, the main characters well-developed and believable with more villains to increase the intrigue and adrenaline. The non-stop action kept me on the edge of my seat. If possible, this book is even better than the first – and a bit darker.

Excellent and interesting reading and a book and series I can highly recommend.


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Review of The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda Book 1) by Richard Phillips

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An alien starship fell in 1948 and since then, the US military tried to reverse engineer the alien technology on the ship. The top-secret research project was known as the Rho Project.

The second ship, hidden and buried inside a remote canyon, was accidentally discovered by a trio of students. The alien technology was uploaded into the minds of these students which changed them forever. With the NSA black-ops team on their case, they are forced into a world full of violence, corruption and secrets.

What a refreshing book. I was totally captivated and enjoyed every minute of it – not your normal alien story. It was fast paced, featured in-depth and interesting characters and covered some interesting and impressive alien technology.

Inventive, imaginative with top quality writing. A book and series I highly recommend.


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