Overload Flux by Carol Van Natta #review

The Central Galactic Concordance has been stable for two centuries, but trouble is brewing. A pandemic is affecting hundreds of civilized planets, and someone is stealing the vaccine...

Brilliant investigator Luka Foxe's hidden mental talent is out of control, making him barely able to function in the aftermath of violence, and the body count is rising. The convoluted trail leads to a corrupt pharma industry and the possibility of an illegal, planet-sized laboratory. In the face of increasing threats, he must rely on an enigmatic, lethal woman he just met, but she has deep secrets of her own.

Mairwen Morganthur hides extraordinary skills under the guise of a dull night-shift guard. The last thing she wants is to provide personal security for a hot-shot investigator, or to be plunged into a murky case involving sabotage, treachery, and the military covert operations division that would love to discover she’s still alive.

Two more lives in a rising death count won’t bother their enemies one bit. Their only hope for survival lies in revealing their dark secrets and learning to trust one another.


I must admit that I investigated a bit about the book when author contacted me for review request. Although it’s crazy at work and in my private life (as you can see it took almost a week to write a review, and it influenced on the length of my review) I decided to give her a chance.

I must admit that I am not a big fan of Sci-fi genre. It is interesting to me to watch it all on TV so I wasn’t sure what to expect from book but in the end it turned out well.

I don’t want to write spoilers and spoil the reading, above is synopsis from Goodreads and it’s quite enough to lure you into reading. ;)

Luke Foxe and Mairwen Morganthur are two very well characterized characters with a lot of secrets that they hide from each other. But only when they discover secrets, those two start to work well together.

Although I waited for romance between them, nothing happened almost to the very end of the book, and all of you know very well how much I love romance books.

But never mind, this book still deserves four stars review and I gladly recommend it everyone who likes plenty of action and Sci-fi genre.

About author

Carol Van Natta is an independent author of science fiction-action-romance, including OVERLOAD FLUX, the first of a new series, and HOORAY FOR HOLOPTICON, a retro science fiction comedy. In her career, she’s been a swing-shift guard, secretary, actor, voiceover talent, film production coordinator, corporate trainer, non-profit director, technical writer, business continuity specialist, and of course, an author. She still do some of those things so she can eat regularly and sleep indoors. She shares her Fort Collins, CO home with a sometime mad scientist and various cats.
Website: Author.CarolVanNatta.com
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