Authors: Lance and James Morcan
Genre: Spy Thriller
Published by Sterling Gate Books
That is the question posed in The Ninth Orphan, a top-rated international thriller novel and the first book in The Orphan Trilogy.
An orphan grows up to become an assassin for a highly secretive organization. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, he is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, the mysterious man's life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past riddled with the darkest of conspiracies is revealed.
But can the ninth-born orphan ever get off the grid? To find out you'll need to go on a tumultuous journey around the globe to such far-flung locations as China, France, the Philippines, Andorra, America, England, Germany and French Polynesia. The frenetic cat-and-mouse chase moves from airports to train stations and hidden torture prisons, taking the reader on a shocking, nail-biting ride into the world's closet of skeletons that goes beyond conspiracy theories to painful reality.
Fast-paced, totally fresh and original, filled with deep and complex characters, The Ninth Orphan is a controversial, high-octane thriller with an edge. Merging fact with fiction, it illuminates shadow organizations rumored to actually exist in our world. The novel explores a plethora of conspiracies involving real organizations like the CIA, MI6, and the UN, and public figures such as President Obama as well as the Clinton, Marcos and Bush families.
Tackling genetic selection, mind control and secret societies, The Ninth Orphan exposes a global agenda designed to keep the power in the hands of a select few. The novel's antagonists are members of a shadow government acting above and beyond the likes of the White House, the FBI, the Pentagon and the NSA. Could something like this ever take place? Or, is it already taking place right now?
This unique and unpredictable thriller also has a poignant, romantic sub-plot. The story contains the
kind of intimate character portraits usually associated with psychological novels.
Buckle up for a wild trip full of death-defying action, cloak and dagger intrigue, unexpected role reversals and surprise endings.
Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The Orphan Factory, The Orphan Uprising and Fiji: A Novel), The Ninth Orphan is Book #1 in The Orphan Trilogy. A feature film adaptation of The Ninth Orphan is also currently being developed.
My 5 Star Review for Book 1 in the Trilogy
From the start you are enthralled as a reader with the unique plot as it unfolds meticulously and with precision. In no way during the book are you left with a frown. The events and twists of the story line was explained with thoroughness and I was drawn into the world of espionage, assassins and DNA alterations. The characters were well defined, each with their own personalities that made the story believable and colorful.
In a desperate attempt to taste freedom Nine, the protege of the Omega group send us on a journey around the world. As a trained chameleon he ventures on an impossible mission and you get a chance to learn more about this interesting character and the world he lives in.
Always deprived from friendship and companionship since the day he was born his path crossed with the French photographer Isabelle Alleget. A sweet romance developed between the two and you see how this young man became human. Allowing his emotions to come to the surface and care for some one else other than himself.
A book I can recommend to all readers of Spy thrillers with a dash of romance to stir up the mix. This would certainly make a good script for a movie and I would love to see the chameleon in action.
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Title: The Orphan Factory Book 2
Authors: LAnce and James Morcan
An epic, atmospheric story that begins with twenty three genetically superior orphans being groomed to become elite spies in Chicago’s Pedemont Orphanage and concludes with a political assassination deep in the Amazon jungle.