The Way Out by Armond Boudreaux

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A medical miracle is reshaping the world. The artificial womb ensures the perfect health and flawless development of every unborn child. Natural pregnancy is now unnecessary risk—and quickly criminalized as a danger to both mother and fetus.

As a reporter, Jessica Brantley makes new enemies on a daily basis covering both sides of the controversial new law. Now her search for the truth behind this world-changing technology will lead to an unimaginable discovery—the existence of children with terrifying telepathic powers.

This truth is no secret to former U.S. Marine Valerie Hara. Her illegally born eleven-year-old son can’t help but hear the thoughts of everyone around him. When government agents storm her home to take her child away, she’ll stop at nothing to protect her family.

Soon, these two fearless women will be branded as terrorists, hunted by the military, demonized by the media—and drawn into a desperate fight for the freedom of the human race.

Fast-paced and thought-provoking, THE WAY OUT is a sci-fi thriller that explores what happens when governments try to shape the genetic future of our world.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Way Out by Armond Boudreaux

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well that was a ride. Quite the read! I read it for The Poisoned Pen Bookstore Mystery Book-of-the-Month Club. I’d recommend it to those who enjoy a fast-paced thrill, speculative, sci-fi futuristic, adventurous, unique plot around the future of humanity at its worst and finest.

The Story
Really enjoyed the storyline. I thought it to be cleverly plotted, with bits of satyrical humor sprinkled in, while also forming my thoughts around this utopia versus dystopia, ethical versus unethical, understood yet bewildered, just take me there, and it did. Tyranny and autonomy, anarchism. There’s many places this book goes.

The Writing
I appreciated the transcript of audio recordings with room ambiance, was presented a bit unconventionally, somewhat less realistic, while at the same time, interesting and added curiosity to the scene to keep everything moving forward.

I did have some issues with some points, fetal heart rate and referencing diagnostic results being reported as “absolutely nothing” opposed to negative findings.

Pacing was just perfect at most points, though a few points were a much slower, dragged down with detail.

Characters
Distinguishable and strong, both in depiction and trait-wise which was fun, with their dialogue to match.

I will definitely look forward to more from this author!

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