The Chimera Vector

The Chimera Vector

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"Farrugia! Bringin' the awesome from the first headshot to the last 'splosion." - John Birmingham, author of the Axis of Time and Disappearance trilogies. The Fifth Column: the world's most powerful and secretive organization. They run our militaries. They run our governments. They run our terrorist cells. Recruited as a child, Sophia is a deniable operative for the Fifth Column. Like all operatives, Sophia's DNA has been altered to augment her senses and her mind is splintered into programmed subsets. On a routine mission in Iran something goes catastrophically wrong. Bugs are beginning to appear in Sophia's programming and the mission spins out of control. High-speed chases, gun fights, helicopter battles, immortal psychopaths, super soldiers and mutant abilities are all in the mix in this edge-of-your-seat action-packed techno-thriller. Perfect for fans of Matthew Reilly, The Chimera Vector melds sci-fi with sizzling espionage action. The Seraphim Sequence, the sequel to The Chimera Vector is available for a limited time at a special promotional price.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 26mm | 557.92g
  • Pan Macmillan Australia
  • Pan Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white illustrations
  • 1743340397
  • 9781743340394
  • 485,997

About Nathan M. Farrugia

Nathan Farrugia served in the Australian Army in infantry and reconnaissance, and studied film, television and professional writing. He worked as a post-production video editor, colorist and copywriter, where he earned the nickname Fagoogoo because no one could pronounce Farrugia. Nathan lives in Melbourne, Australia. In his spare time he discovers hidden places around the world with urban explorers, practices lock picking and escaping from plasticuffs and straitjackets (you never know when that will come in handy, right?) and studies Systema, a little-known martial art and closely guarded secret of Russian special forces. Nathan has trained under USMC, SEAL team and Spetsnaz instructors, the Chiricahua Apache scouts and Australian Aboriginals. He also drinks tea.

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Customer reviews

Technical, detailed and fast-paced, The Chimera Vector and first book in the Fifth Column series from Nathan M. Farrugia is intriguing with its depiction of a world controlled by a puppet master military organisation the Fifth Column. Some readers are critical of the level of detail the author goes into on military equipment specs and combat scenes a but if you're a fan of the genre then like me you'll probably appreciate it.show more
by Nathanael Coyne
If you are planning to read this book make sure you have a couple of days clear in your calendar because once you start you won't be able to stop. This is a fast paced, action packed book not for the faint hearted. I won't go into the story but the author knows his stuff. I am glad there is a second book which I plan to read as there were a few unanswered questions at the end. I am sure there will be many more books to come from the author as he obviously has some personal experience with military situations/confrontations as well as unbelievable imagination to produce this work.show more
by gabby