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 FIFTH COLUMN SERIES: The Chimera Vector (The Fifth Column, #1) The Seraphim Sequence (The Fifth Column, #2) The Phoenix Variant (The Fifth Column, #3)show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 26mm | 557.92g
  • Pan Macmillan Australia
  • Pan Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white illustrations
  • 1743340397
  • 9781743340394
  • 662,141

About Nathan M. Farrugia

Nathan M 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 practices lock picking and discovers hidden places around the world with urban explorers. He studies Systema, a little-known martial art and former secret of Russian special forces. Nathan has trained under USMC, SEAL team, Spetsnaz and Defence Intelligence instructors, and the wilderness and tracking skills of the Chiricahua Apache scouts and Australian Aboriginals. He also drinks tea. Sign up for free books, coupon codes, and advance copies of Nathan's books by visiting @nathanmfarrugiashow more

Rating details

2,192 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 25% (544)
4 38% (829)
3 26% (560)
2 8% (186)
1 3% (73)

Our 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 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 more
by Kylie
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