Perfection Unleashed by Jade Kerrion
Two men, one face. One man seeks to embrace destiny, the other to escape it.
Danyael Sabre spent sixteen years clawing out of the ruins of his childhood and finally has everything he wanted–a career, a home, and a trusted friend. To hold on to them, he keeps his head down and plays by the rules. An alpha empath, he is powerful in a world transformed by the Genetic Revolution, yet his experience has taught him to avoid attention.
When the perfect human being, Galahad, escapes from Pioneer Laboratories, the illusory peace between humans and their derivatives–the in vitros, clones, and mutants–collapses into social upheaval. The abominations, deformed and distorted mirrors of humanity, created unintentionally in Pioneer Lab’s search for perfection, descend upon Washington D.C. The first era of the Genetic Revolution was peaceful. The second is headed for open war.
Although the genetic future of the human race pivots on Galahad, Danyael does not feel compelled to get involved and risk his cover of anonymity, until he finds out that the perfect human being looks just like him.
Amazon Review by A. L.:
“Perfection Unleashed” is a highly-enjoyable, brainy guilty pleasure of a novel: a perfect mixture of non-stop action, gripping plot, thought-provoking philosophy, and beautiful visuals.
The novel opens up with an action sequence, and never lets go. We are thrown right into Pioneer Labs where scientists had created the latest achievement of the Genetic Revolution – the perfect human, Galahad. A beautiful and ruthless female mercenary breaks into the Labs and lets Galahad out into the world.
The world of “Perfection Unleashed”, we soon learn, is inhabited with other human “derivatives” of the Genetic Revolution – “in vitros,” clones, and mutants. Humanity has set up institutions to broker a coexistence with the “derivatives,” – a precarious equilibrium that the release of the perfect human threatens to upend. In echos of “X-Men,” two poles of human “derivative” leadership start to emerge (though the “X-Men” parallel stops there).
The novel dances close to philosophical and social questions, such as on the privilege of birth and fairness in society, without getting high-brow or slowing down story development. The philosophy and the keenly observed human dynamics fit seamlessly into the fast-moving plot, as do funny one-liners, “purring” females, and a fair bit of gratuitous gore.
The narrative unfolds in a series of highly visual scenes, creating a feel of an action movie or an anime. Even the abstract is creatively and effectively visualized. I never thought I’d say this about a book, but it was a feast for the eyes.
“Perfection Unleashed” is thoroughly entertaining, thought-provoking, and gripping.