by Jeremy Robinson (2015)
Crazy has no memory and feels no fear. Dangerous and unpredictable, he’s locked away in SafeHaven, a psychiatric hospital, where he spends the long days watching Wheel of Fortune and wondering what the outside world smells like. When a mysterious visitor arrives and offers him a way out Crazy doesn’t hesitate to accept.
But outside the hospital Crazy is faced with a world on the brink of nuclear annihilation, and find himself relocated to Neuro Inc., a secretive corporation with strange government ties. When he discovers evidence of human experimentation he escapes with a syringe, the contents of which are unknown to him but precious to Neuro. Cornered and with a complete disregard for the results, Crazy makes himself indispensable by injecting the substance into his leg….
At about 120,000 words, this is one of the longest of Jeremy Robinson’s books. Where other authors pad out with characters standing around and talking, Robinson just adds action, and there is a lot. There is so much it feels like a sprint.
Also, the tone of this book is more like a horror novel than any of the others I have read (so far). There are a few times when it’s easy to get lost in the combat, so the only criticism I would have is that there were times when he could have slowed down to establish the place and situation of all the characters. But if you like Robinson because of the thrills, this is one you won’t want to miss.