Starbirth Assignment Shifter

Starbirth Assignment Shifter
Author: J M Johnson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-07-08
Genre:
ISBN: 9781535187404


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Lock Harford is exposed to an unknown drug as a teenager in South America. Its unique effects draw the attention of British intelligence, who undertake Lock's development. He has the ability to move his body through a different dimension using the power of thought. His enhanced senses detect living beings as energy pulses, making him invaluable to military and intelligence organisations. They employ him to work alongside elite taskforces, taking passengers using teleportation, 'Shifting' in and lifting operatives out of hostile situations. Lock's handlers are put on red alert when a similar drug, Starbirth, appears in the United States and Britain sold as an illegal 'high'. Distribution spreads across the world and the results of a Starbirth pandemic are feared as criminal and insane teleporters (Shifters) wreak havoc. Lock and a small unit of covert operatives are given the task of finding the source of Starbirth and shutting it down, but their efforts are hindered by corrupt, ruthless people with their own agendas. Lock is joined in his quest by the powerful, infuriating and immensely likeable Jimmy Mackenzie, a Special Air Service trooper whose life is changed forever by events out of their control.In this first book in the Starbirth series, Jackie Johnson develops a brutal mix of suspense, humanity, command and action with a subtle vein of humour that keeps the reader rooting for Harford's team. These books are crafted to stay with the reader long after the story is finished, a rare ability in these days of bubble gum fiction. Starbirth sits confidently alongside such books as The Bourne Identity and Da Vinci Code. Her ability to merge Sci-fi and Special Forces intrigue are second to none. In true Lock Harford style, she successfully infiltrates this Man's World. This book has been EDITED AND UPDATED IN 2016.

The Starbirth Assignment

The Starbirth Assignment
Author: J. M. Johnson
Publisher:
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-05-08
Genre:
ISBN: 9781445758060


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Working undercover as a teleporter (Shifter ' someone who shifts between dimensions) with British Special Forces, Lock Harford's familiar world starts to come apart with the advent of a drug called Starbirth. The drug affects users' brains enabling them to develop powers that only Lock, and his American friend Mike Northwood, possessed until now. Crime and violence escalates worldwide. Lock has to employ his previously unique skills as Britain's Shifter and neuro-sensor (he can see the metaphysical essence of living beings as an aura) to battle the spread of Starbirth from Colombia, creating sinister enemies. Lock's fate becomes closely allied to that of Jimmy Mackenzie, a Special Air Service (SAS) trooper, as 'defending the realm' becomes a personal fight for their lives in the murky world of drug lords and powerful figures in the military and intelligence community.Science Fiction/fantasy book, speculative fiction, adult content