A Death Sentence on Your 60th Birthday is Just the Beginning…
It’s Hank Reed’s birthday. As a citizen of the United Federation of Nations that means a mandatory death sentence simply because he turned sixty years old. Referred to as “retirement,” it’s one of the desperate steps the government has taken to curb overpopulation. Retirement is a widely accepted fact of life on a dying planet ruled by a tyrannical government. Hank’s execution goes ahead as planned but state sponsored euthanasia isn’t what it seems. The Reed family learns what really happens to retirees when secrets the UFN keep from the public start to unravel.
This book is intended to be read by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. Contains indecent language and descriptions of graphic violence.
Approximately 35,000 Words.
I enjoyed reading this dark thriller based on a premise of what our future brave new world would be like. This book embraced the thriller and sci-fi/horror genre very well indeed. Although the book is relatively short you do feel empathy with Hank, our main protagonist and are quickly involved and immersed in his world.
I would love to read about what happens to Hank and his family as I became to care and was interested in how this plays out in subsequent books.