Ghost of the Gods
Kevin Bohacz, author
Ghost of the Gods is the sequel to my critically praised bestselling novel Immortality, which was awarded a STARRED review on Publisherâs weekly. Kirkus: If you thought Immortality was powerful, just wait until you read the sequel. Blending fierce action, twisted conspiracies and bold âtranshumanistâ visions, Bohacz once again drives readers through a whirlwind in which even the characters arenât sure if their thoughts are their own or if they were installed by the god-machineâ¦ Bohacz constantly raises the stakes, and the crisp dialogue and well-drawn characters keep the story barreling forward. S.J. Higbee (reviewer from Sci-Fi reader who reviewed Immortality): Bohacz manages to provide a gripping plot with plenty of twists and turns that kept up the tension right to the very end. I'm betting that you'll still be thinking about Ghost of the Gods when some of your favorite authors have faded into the future.
In this sequel to Bohacz's Immortality, two years after the devastation of mass human extinctions in kill zones, mankind is still grasping for survival. An oppressive union of government and big business controls an exhausted America, which is divided between walled-in Protectorates and the unpoliced Outlands. Against this chaotic backdrop, paleobiologist and genetic researcher Mark Freedman and policewoman Sarah Mayfair continue their evolution into transhumans—nanotech hybrids with a connection to the god machine, the artificial intelligence that caused the recent massacres, in an effort to derail the destruction of the Earth's biosphere. Bohacz provides mind-bending portrayals of factions vying for power and reflections on the essence and fragility of humanity. But philosophical concerns never obtrude on the fast-paced plot, as authorities investigate communes of hybrids, and Freedman and Mayfair must choose between absorption into a collective mind or fidelity to their remaining humanity. The question of who can be trusted impels the reader to keep turning the pages of this highly satisfying and dynamic techno-thriller.