Deceit of the Earth

Heavy Metal

Fiction - Thriller - Conspiracy
361 Pages
Reviewed on 10/12/2021
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Author Biography

Henry R. Cox has been a successful trial attorney for 40 years, receiving many honors, litigating hundreds of cases nationwide, and beyond, that expose and unravel the drama and comedy of human events at 30,000 feet in the air to a quarter-mile underground. After decades of writing thousands of non-fiction short stories for the courtroom, he brings his colorful, gonzo-thriller writing style to fiction revealing the intrigue and humor of the human condition, with entertaining plots and memorable characters. Henry's "Deceit" series focuses on "real" events and issues impacting our lives and not a hypothetical crisis or an imagined, post-apocalyptic world after a hypothetical catastrophe. There is always a story behind the story where world elites and those in control will never let the real truths be told.
While his past injuries on and off the track have caught up with him, Henry still enjoys construction projects, songwriting, art, backpacking, shooting, skiing, and running, along with family time including his German Shepard, Jazz and Bengal cat, Bruce - (not so much long walks along the beach). His lovely wife, Steph, after 40 years, still tolerates him. And his favorite pastime is simply being "G."

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Deceit of the Earth: Heavy Metal is a work of fiction in the thriller, suspense, and action subgenres, and was penned by author Henry Cox. Written for the mature adult reading audience, the work does contain some moderately sensitive content, including non-explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, and some instances of explicit language. Cox is back with another explosive adventure after the aptly titled Deceit of the Soul - Saving the World from COVID-19. Now we turn our attention to the precious metal resources on our home planet and the race to blast into space for ultimate technological dominance. So when the capable and clever dark operative Benjamin Oliver is pulled back into service, you know things are about to get serious.

Author Henry Cox has crafted a superb work of conspiracy and thriller fiction for anyone who wants an incredible but highly believable plot to follow. I found the various settings of the work to be vivid and exciting, taking us across a broad spectrum of humanity from the past to the future with our hero Benjamin. The dialogue was also snappy, sharp, and helpful in clearing up complex plot areas and repeating essential facts that we need to fully understand the depth of the ongoing conspiracy. As for the conclusion to the plot, it was highly satisfying and will leave you thinking about its real-world repercussions for a long time after you set the book down. Overall, I would definitely recommend Deceit of the Earth: Heavy Metal to fans of Cox’s previous work and newcomers seeking exciting thriller fiction that genuinely captures human ingenuity at its best.

Tammy Ruggles

Deceit of the Earth: Heavy Metal by Henry Cox is a compelling conspiracy thriller set in the world of the space race. The plot revolves around the space race and the global elites who want to control it. The powerful ones at the top of the chain of command aren't trustworthy; not even Intelligence, while the fate of mankind hangs in the balance. Technology is key, and the earth's rare metals that fuel it create a demand that puts human life in jeopardy. Can people rely on AI, or is there something else that can alter human life forever? Cox's collection of colorful characters take on this seemingly impossible task and try to save the world as we know it. But there is a secret about the universe that can change everything.

This author offers a non-stop page-turner in the conspiracy realm that is well-plotted and detailed, possessing a commanding style, and expertly executed. It's not a long novel, which is fitting for high drama. It has enough surprises to keep you guessing, a global mystery, and enough payoff to satisfy you in the end. There are some mature scenes of sex and violence, but nothing you wouldn't find in a rated R movie, and a lot of conflict. I personally like that the characters are unique, far from cookie cutter, and use dynamic natural dialogue. We also get to know the characters, and the interpersonal relationships are engaging, strong, sometimes all too human, and sometimes funny. If you like conspiracy theory dramas you can sink your teeth into, you will love Deceit of the Earth: Heavy Metal by Henry Cox.

Rabia Tanveer

Deceit of the Earth: Heavy Metal by Henry Cox is a conspiracy thriller that will have you biting your nails. Benjamin Oliver is an almost retired attorney in Kansas for a reason. Once upon a time, Benjamin was the go-to guy for many secretive operations, but those days were behind him. Or so he thought. Before he knew it, Benjamin was recruited for a new mission. The target was simple: get the required package, deliver it and go back home. However, no one told Benjamin he would not be the only one after that mysterious package. He needed to get to the package before someone else did. Or else things would get far more destructive than anyone imagined. Would Benjamin get to the package, or would it be too late?

Fast-paced and well-constructed, Henry Cox did a fantastic job with Deceit of the Earth: Heavy Metal. Benjamin was such a colorful character, both sarcastic and very competent. I loved how the author used today's space race and created a scenario that was not too far-fetched for readers to believe. Author Henry Cox gave readers the right amount of suspense with plenty of action to keep them invested. I was a little concerned by the number of characters in a concise novel, but the author gave each character a purpose to make them necessary for the plot. Out of all the characters introduced, Erin and Sloan were my favorites apart from Benjamin. They had quirky personalities, incredibly well-written dialogues, and good chemistry with Benjamin. This novel was hugely entertaining.