In this, John David Krygelski’s third and perhaps most powerful novel yet, he creates a spine-tingling story of suspense, drama, and intrigue. After the only child of the President – his teenaged daughter, Neve – commits suicide in a violent and senseless act, President Walker proposes an institution where people who have lost all hope may enter.
Motivated by his grief and compassion, Aegis, intended to be a civilized alternative to suicide, is built and opened. There are only two rules in Aegis: no communication is allowed between the outside world and those who enter, and once individuals go in…they can never leave.
Twelve years pass and what began as a noble social experiment has turned into a hideous nightmare, fraught with controversy and public outrage. In response, Elias Charon is selected by the new President to be the first to enter Aegis and be allowed to leave. Ostensibly sent in to investigate the claims of abuse, a darker and heinous personal motive arises.
With pulse-pounding suspense, The Aegis Solution takes the reader through a twisting, turning plot to an explosive and electrifying climax.
Intriguing and thought provoking
5.0 out of 5 stars
Intriguing and thought-provoking
By Sarah Elsbernd
This review is from: The Aegis Solution (Paperback)
Much like Krygelski's first book, The Harvest, The Aegis Solution kept me intrigued throughout the entire book. The story itself was fun and fascinating and in addition to wondering what several of the characters were up to (as they kept surprising me), I frequently found myself thinking about the concepts discussed within the book, pondering what I had learned. I eagerly look forward to reading his next book!
Just when you think you've figured it out
5.0 out of 5 stars - Just went you think you know whats going on....no you don't
This is a great story, smartly written. at first you read the basis of the Aegis Compound and its concept of 'symbolic suicide' and I imagined all kinds of problems that I thought the author had overlooked. They are all addressed when
the time is right. This story had excellent characters that you will learn to respect, love, or hate. Just when you are comfortable that you know where this story is going - Wham - everything you thought you knew about Aegis is pulled out from under you. I highly recommend this novel as well as 'The Harvest' and 'Time Cursor' by the same author.
Batting a thousand...
AMAZON REVIEW - 5.0 out of 5 stars
Batting A Thousand
Matt Rose - The Aegis Solution
John Krygelski does it again. He follows up The Harvest and Time Cursor with another deeply philosophical and exciting novel. While the ending was a bit predictable, the surprises throughout were enough to keep me engaged. Just like his other works, I could not put it
down. He has a way of creating such realistic characters. Characters with attitude. Characters with pain. Characters with jokes. His novels border on science fiction, but they all seem plausible; like they could happen in the world today. The Aegis Solution delves into religion and politics and science and it truly leaves you thinking long after you've read the final page. I can only see bright things for this bright man and I can't wait to read more of his works down the line. Thank you John for another masterpiece.