Missing Some Details, But Good
3.75 out of 5 stars
While reading The Omega Strain, I could tell that the book was going to be shorter than the average thriller novel I read. I paused it and quickly realized it was only a slightly longer than 3-hour book. I don’t mind that at all, I enjoy books that can complete a full arc in a short amount of time.
The problem that I had with The Omega Strain was that it didn’t really complete the arc. Sure, there was a beginning, middle, and “an end” but only sort of. The real ending appears to be coming in at least another two books.
Now, thankfully, I’m reading this as a box set – so I can jump right into book two. But when you need another book to make the first book feel okay – it’s a strike in my book.
But, onto the things that I did enjoy. The virus chat was pretty good – Vincent didn’t dive too deep into it alluding to a lot of things (and making the reader infer/guess some others). But, I still enjoyed the premise and I thought that the systematic assassinations of the carriers were pretty freaking BA.
Mitch Herron as a character is someone that I’m still getting used to. I think I’ll like him, but right now there just isn’t enough going on and enough character building to know how I really feel.
Overall, it’s a book that feels like it needed a bit more, but still, a book that I enjoyed. Vincent could have doubled the length of it and really added some good detail in it that I felt was missing.
I’m a little curious how much of a full arc each book will have, or if the full box set will have a better overall arc.
The Omega Strain (Mitch Herron #1) by Steve P. Vincent
Narrator: Tom Jordan
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Series: Mitch Herron #1
Published by Self Published on March 30th 2018
Genres: Medical Thriller, Thriller
Meet Mitch Herron: unstoppable assassin and biological nightmare.
Herron's business is death and business is good. Though he's an assassin without equal, his latest job is no walk in the park. Fanatics hell-bent on cleansing the planet ambush Herron and turn him into a walking bioweapon.
With only days before he's used to spread the most lethal contagion in human history, Herron can surrender himself to quarantine or hunt down the fanatics, knowing he might be the only person who can.
The clock is ticking....Also by this author: The Foundation, State of Emergency, The Shadow Enclave (Mitch Herron #2), The Lazarus Protocol
Also in this series: The Shadow Enclave (Mitch Herron #2), The Lazarus Protocol