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I was hooked on the first page. I am an avid reader, and that seldom happens.
If you are looking for intrigue, adventure, romance sans crapy sex scenes, futuristic (but actually current) science, thrills, twists and turns, then this is the book for you.
I won't write a synopsis, just a critique and my opinion.
It is hard to believe that this story was penned by a first time author; an incredible debut novel! The plot is tightly thought out (just when you think you know it all, you don't), the character development is delightful and the main characters become very real people, and the premise of the story is believable. Ina few places, the story requires you to suspend what you think is reality; then you realize it COULD happen. Definitely a thought provoking read!
An enticing novel by a talented author. I am waiting for the sequel!!  

Nancy Galvin July 30, 2015

Fantastic read!!! Andy, thank you for a most intriguing summer book and for the HOPE it instills at such a crucial time. Sequel is eagerly anticipated ! The Premise is definitely one that I can recommend without qualifiers!!! Hands down, best book club selection this year! And thank you so much for indulging our club with your generous presence!!!

Renee Bronson June 26, 2015

This is a fantastic book! I could hardly put it down every time I picked it up. It intertwines a great mystery/murder story, and at the same time, integrates a few issues burdening the U.S. political system at this time in history. It moves very fast, but it still allows the reader to understand and appreciate the different characters who are integral to the development of the story. I highly recommend.

Stacy McCland April 13, 2015

Great Effort from a first time author. The Premise of the Premise is an interesting Science Twist wrapped in military technology with an overlay of greed and power. I'm an avid reader and consume everything from literary fiction, autobiographies, historical fiction, and suspense (Stephen King, John Grisham, Ken Follet, Tom Clancy, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth). The back story of this book is a compelling look at science and technology efforts to address new cures for disease, ending world hunger, etc. On the surface who could possibly argue against this possible Utopian outcome. But enter elected officials, the military, and corporate America and the outcome is pretty much the disaster you expect. The number of twists in this book may require some hand-holding for other readers to be able to follow. However, as I said I read a lot so I can draw many assumptions for myself and didn't require quite as much of the back story explanation. But for a first time online published book - I'm Amazed. The Premise was a good read and makes you think about the amount of influence corporate America can have on our government funds that will impact the research and science to improve our lives and the lives of others. I want Violet Eyes! 

Cora&Audrey's Mom on April 6, 2015