Deceit of the Mind

Quantum Evolution

Fiction - Thriller - Conspiracy
544 Pages
Reviewed on 05/11/2023
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Author Biography

Henry Cox is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Thriller author and a distinguished trial lawyer for over 40 years, receiving a number of professional honors. After litigating hundreds of cases, from 40,000 feet in the air to a quarter-mile underground, that expose and unravel the drama and comedy of human events, he brings his unique and colorful writing style to fiction, unraveling the hidden stories behind real issues and the human condition.
Henry lives in Kansas with his wife, Stephanie, along with their German Shepherd, Jazz and Bengal cat, Bruce, spending time with his family – and his favorite job of being “G”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Deceit of the Mind – Quantum Evolution is the third novel in The Deceit Series by Henry Cox. After the events of Deceit of the Earth, Benjamin Oliver is now a legal trustee of advanced technology that the US government wants. While the legal battle continues, something strange was about to wreak havoc in the lives of Benjamin and co. As the past, present, and future begin to tussle for control, Benjamin and his team try to make sense of the world before it all crashes down. Quantum science was tough, yet so simple. Anything could happen; it was only a matter of time before the world knew who was worthy of survival.

No one writes conspiracy thrillers as well as Henry Cox. His stories are mindbogglingly intricate, tense, and filled with suspense. Somehow, Henry made quantum science easy to understand. I hate technicalities yet I loved every second of this new installment. Benjamin was the perfect anti-hero to take the lead. He was calculating, cunning, and intelligent. He understood his limitations yet he played with his opponents masterfully to get the results he wanted. Benjamin was a man of honor though, so that was his saving grace.

The plot was complex with layers upon layers that readers had to peel away to get to the bottom of the issue. It wasn’t as overtly graphic as the previous novels in the series; Deceit of the Mind – Quantum Evolution was heavy on plot development, twists, and sheer brilliance of narrative. Henry Cox somehow was able to tie in loose ends, create opportunities for twists, and still carry the story forward without confusing readers. That, in itself, was a great feat. A true maestro with words, I would highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys thrillers!

Essien Asian

Benjamin Oliver's retirement from clandestine activities in the service of the United States government looks to be at an end when he becomes the target of government agents determined to bring him in for unusual reasons. He does not realize that the rules of engagement have changed and private entities have entered into the race to possess a weapon that can alter the very fabric of time and space itself. It is for precisely the same reason that special agents Sloane Emery and Eric Thomas have ditched national loyalties and are crisscrossing the globe together on the hunt for a missing girl who might just be the key to this gargantuan puzzle. Will our heroes succeed in their mission? Only time will tell in Deceit Of The Mind by Henry Cox.

The first thing that immediately stands out with the latest book in the Deceit Series is how Henry Cox highlights the technical aspects of his novel. I daresay that without some form of appreciation for quantum mechanics, it would be difficult to fully grasp the novel's interesting storyline. There is a reasonable degree of focus on the conversation between the characters which does a lot to create the necessary depth to this action and adventure combination. The way Henry Cox weaves both past and present elements of his story into one fluid storyline should be commended, especially when you realize how relatively easy it is to follow the story and remain immersed in it. I am especially impressed with the way he incorporates actual historical events into this work of fiction in a manner that leaves the reader wondering if there is more to this story than meets the eye. If you are looking for a techno thriller with the right balance of action, mystery, and romance in it, then I would recommend you give Deceit Of The Mind a chance to mesmerize you as it did me.

K.C. Finn

Deceit of the Mind: Quantum Evolution is a work of fiction in the thriller, conspiracy, and suspense subgenres. It is best suited to adult readers owing to some moderate, non-graphic sexual content and violence, and occasional use of explicit language. Penned by author Henry Cox, this novel forms the third book of the Deceit series and centers on the dangerous world of computer technology and quantum science. The over-arcing story spans a millennium of changes, showing how these technologies have shaped our society, centering on a contemporary tipping point where what it means to be human is truly put to the test. One former dark operative, Benjamin Oliver, sits at the center of this technological perfect storm, with no way out but death, or so it seems.

Author Henry Cox offers so much food for thought in this chilling thriller novel, which is packed to the brim with conspiracies, plots, and threats that are only a hair’s-breadth from the potential reality and danger of our own tech-obsessed world. One of the features that I really loved about this work was the span, scale, and level of detail that Cox is able to work into a pacy and relatively concise read, taking us on a global journey of quantum science with some fascinating big-picture thinking. This is well balanced with the individual plot that Benjamin finds himself trapped in and serves to add gravitas and context to every decision made for and by our protagonist. Overall, fans of complex thrillers are sure to love Deceit of the Mind: Quantum Evolution and the series in general. An accomplished and recommended read indeed.