Swords of Exodus picks up with the characters from Dead Six in dire straits. If you haven’t read my earlier review for Dead Six, you can read it here.
This is my favorite book of the series. In fact, this is the book I read first in the series, then I went back and read Dead Six. From the first pages it reels you in. You see the growth of Lorenzo as he becomes more than an assassin, you see the start of Michael Valentine becoming a leader… and you get a grasp of something bigger in the world, something possibly supernatural.
The various conspiracies and plots from the first book also take a bigger role. In the first book, the main characters were on the edge of things, not even caring about the greater repercussions. In Swords of Exodus, we get a chance to see them faced with those repercussions and we see them become heroes.
The other rewarding aspect is that we see Michael and Lorenzo fight on the same side. They don’t really like one another, but that just makes it even more fun. These are two of the most lethal people in the world and you can tell that while they respect one another, there’s a professional rivalry and a bit of wanting to see who’s the better killer.
All in all, Swords of Exodus is a fantastic book in a series that was great on its own. I highly recommend it, particularly if you’re a fan of conspiracy-theory near-future thrillers. I can’t recommend it enough.