Seventeen-year-old Max has always felt like an outsider. When the agonizing apocalyptic visions begin, he decides suicide is his only escape. He soon finds himself in an institution under the guidance of a therapist who sees something exceptional in him. Just as he begins to leave the hallucinations behind, Max discovers the visions weren’t just in his head.
There are three others who have shared those same thoughts and they’ve been searching for Max. Like him, they are something more than human. Each of them possesses certain abilities, which they’re going to need when a covert military group begins hunting them down.
As the danger escalates, Max doesn’t know which side to trust. But in the end, his choice will decide the fate of both species.
Rating: 5 stars
The Enemy Within, by Scott Burn, is an exciting adventure from the very first page straight through to the end. It was really difficult to put down. Even with the science fiction theme, there are human elements and messages throughout that make it even more compelling to read. Max, the main character, not only learns that his visions are real, but he learns what it’s like to be an outsider – which is something most of us have felt at one point or another. It’s so easy to relate to his situation and what he’s going through that one can’t help but keep turning each new page. The connection between the characters and the development of the dangers they face is positively phenomenal. A riveting read that will keep you on the edge of your seat even after you’ve finished it. I was extremely impressed with this author’s debut novel and cannot wait to see what else is in store for us from him!