Drop off the newborn of an unknown teen and incarcerated father at the doorsteps of a slaughterhouse, where he is adopted into a life of hard labor, albeit gruesome, and what do you get? In this case a superhuman sensory perceptive, with a different kind of drive. And one who’s afflicted with a fetish he must keep to himself. To live as he sees fit one day, this genius must put the past behind him.
Until now, expert brain surgeon Abel Rhodes has been shackled by societies expectations, his interpretation of a dystopian reality. After all, “functioning psychopath” doesn’t fit neatly into the life he’s created, or into one his family or colleagues would understand.
Abel’s Sanctuary, a brilliant hideaway, built with his own two hands, serves as the backdrop to satisfy his need for justice…by execution. Glorious? Yes, but even this isn’t enough to quench his cravings.
His growing angst toward a rotting society of the Internets ‘entitled’, while savvy societies watch—waiting to devour our ignorance, must be rectified. What he needs is a ‘Captain’—his captive, to be the face of said allegiance.
Once he finds one who is all he hoped for…and then some, can Abel successfully accomplish his greatest fantasy and romance his carnal fetishes? Or will she destroy him and the utopia he’s created?
I didn’t keep track of any favorite lines in this one due to the adult thriller genre.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
To sum up this whole book, it gave me major Dexter vibes. Martin did a really good job at writing the inner workings of a psychopathic brain. You’re reading from the perspective of someone who has no humanity but must blend in with everyone else to get what he craves.
I was a little confused with the point of view changes happening mid-chapter and sometimes I thought the story dragged in terms of dialogue and explaining the inner workings of Abel’s brain. But with some patience, it added to the overall creepy effect.
Overall, this was an interesting read for sure. It is classified as an adult thriller which is accurate. It definitely has some NSFW in it and is intended for mature audiences. If you like creepy, Dexterish vibes, this book may be for you. Happy reading!