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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Insurgents is a work of fiction in the political and thriller subgenres and will serve as the first installment of a planned series. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Stephen Payseur. The book follows lovers Cameron and Sterling as their fledgling relationship gets put to the test after a strange online presence starts a movement across the country. Soon they are caught in a deep and spiraling web of soldiers, hackers, and criminals as they run for their lives with the help of a mysterious online group that seems to have a vested interest in their survival.
Political thrillers such as this book live and die on their pacing and depth, something that Stephen Payseur is able to deliver in spades page after page. An exciting and constantly evolving story populated by dynamic and fully fleshed out characters, each of whom leaped from the page as a unique individual thanks to the prose which paints such vivid pictures of these people and the world they live in so that the whole adventure feels unnervingly close to reality. In addition to the challenge of spinning a complex yet engaging political intrigue, Insurgents sets itself the ambitious goal of laying the groundwork for future installments whilst feeling like a complete and whole story in and of itself. This is again something that the author accomplishes well, with an ending that left me excited for future installments but satisfied that the first story in the series also stood well on its own.