The Pulse

Greenlight Boys Book 1

Fiction - Dystopia
245 Pages
Reviewed on 07/14/2020
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Author Biography

Daniel MacLagan was born and raised in Michigan, and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Father of two wonderful boys, he strives to leave a legacy behind for them. He has had a passion for writing ever since he was eight years old. Middle school and high school writings consisted of tv scripts, crime novels, and horror stories. Whether he was writing television screenplays, movie scripts, short stories, or novels, Daniel was creating characters and stories to pull in the reader and that people could relate to. His favorite genres are true crime, horror, and fiction that are set near the modern-day or near future.

Daniel pulls his ideas from the many different topics he's studied and experiences throughout his life. He strives to leave a legacy of books for his sons. The Pulse is his debut novel and the first in a series.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

A terrorist group is threatening to unleash a deadly virus on the government, and a man and his teenage sons are the only ones who can stop them in the thrilling dystopian novel, The Pulse (Greenlight Boys Book #1) by Daniel MacLagen. It has been five years since the Pulse, a viral infection, wiped out a large portion of the earth's population. Former Black ops specialist Dean Robertson lost his wife to the deadly virus. Left with his two sons, Danny and Alex, Dean started teaching them survival skills. While training the boys on a camping trip, Dean is abducted by a group of soldiers. Taken to their headquarters, he is coerced by his former Commanding Officer to locate the weapon in a hidden terrorist cell. Threatening Danny's and Alex's lives, the Colonel forcibly compels Dean to comply with his orders. Meanwhile, Danny and Alex are trailing their father's abductors, intending to rescue him, but instead are captured by the terrorists. With two different factions threatening their family, can the Robertsons come out of it alive?

The Pulse (Greenlight Boys Book #1) by Daniel MacLagen is a non-stop, heart-pumping, action-filled young adult novel. Brimming with excitement and danger from beginning to end, it is an unputdownable book. The storyline moves along at a fast pace, perfectly orchestrated with a stunning plotline, perfect story arc, and an explosive conclusion. The conflict between the two factions creates a fight against the clock, causing a sense of urgency to prevail throughout the storyline. It is an absorbing and riveting story, and I highly recommend it to everyone who enjoys dystopian thrillers filled combat action, explosions, and bloodshed.