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Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced #1
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Science Fiction
Years ago a strange phenomenon began to appear. Children randomly awoke to an odd mark upon their face. There was no rhythm or reason for it. The mark meant that they were Enhanced. They would develop some kind of power, weak or strong they were no longer human. And it was only occurring in the U.S.- nowhere else.
Growing up in boring middle America Finn Mayer’s best friend was Adam. They did everything together. At least until the day Finn watched as his best buddy was taken away by cops. Adam’s parents stood by and watched but did nothing. That was the last time Finn saw his best friend.
For years and years Finn held onto the dream of joining the FBI. He desperately wanted to leave home. When the letter arrived from the Bureau letting him know he wasn’t a candidate for training it broke his heart.
Out of the blue Finn receives a call. He’s told to travel to Florida to begin training as an FBI agent. Finn will be the first human to join an Enhanced team. Butting heads with his Enhanced team mates, the tension to be accepted and outside forces who wish them to fail are all getting to Finn. He’s desperate to succeed. But at what cost?
Five Minutes Longer lays the groundwork for a terrific series. Conflicts within the team multiply while outsiders fan the flames for disaster. This fascinating character driven plot explores a variety of emotional issues, bonds, and relationship woes. Painfully lacking in confidence Finn is the catalyst for a solid story in Five Minutes Longer. Book two can’t come soon enough.