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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Intelligence Factor is a conceptual and interesting work of thriller fiction penned by author Mike Logsdon. Set in a speculative near future with some frightening new political powers, we find a connection with a cold case assassination and a modern day rebel group that heats up the action on a global scale. Where people once were put to death, now they are simply lobotomized for their crimes, sparking the development of an underground movement to free the so-called subversive thinkers from the shackles of the mainstream. This Intelligence Factor is not the only new operation in town, and as different factions collide, tragedy and terror are bound to strike.
A modern-day fable with much to think about, author Mike Logsdon has created a thoughtful novel that not all readers may care to digest. Part political commentary and part conspiracy thriller, the slow build-up leads to some fantastic moments of drama and revolutionary action in the later scenes of the story. The narration is deep and detailed, appropriately so for the complex concepts at work. I especially enjoyed the use of Steve’s personal connection to Jane to give an emotive edge to the tale and spark the need for change. Steve Brooks was a fascinating character with much mental complexity, and a suitable hero in the center of a dark web of secrets and lies spanning over forty years of plot. Overall, The Intelligence Factor is a brave new work in conspiracy fiction that leaves a lot to digest after reading.