Death Donor is an exciting and suspenseful dystopian, techno-thriller
written by Matt Ward.
At a time when the rich can opt to live for as long as they want
and the poor sell their organs to feed their family, Samantha Jones, Special
Forces veteran, is lucky to be employed as bodyguard by biotech billionaire
Ethan Anderson. Anderson is the founder of Defying Death Industries whose
vision is to rid the world of death and suffering by harvesting healthy organs
from poverty-stricken citizens, who fall in line to sell body parts in order to
survive, to improve the health and prolong the lives of wealthy individuals.
Fortunately for Sam, her job with Ethan allows her and her family
to live a life that does not require selling vital organs. One night, however,
Sam’s daughter is abducted and her body parts are sold. Her husband kills
himself shortly after. Shaken by the immeasurable pain of her loss, Sam vows to
take them down, all of them, the elites who play god.
This is a heart-wrenching and thought-provoking story that
questions the readers’ own moral values. It highlights the distinction between
the lives of the rich and the poor and raises a very important question whether
it is justifiable to exact revenge on oblivious individuals just because they
are part of a biased system that favors the wealthy. The readers would find
themselves rooting for Sam as she hunts down her perceived enemies while asking
themselves if she is doing the right thing after all.
In addition to the very interesting plot is the set of
well-developed characters. There is Ethan Anderson, the genius who doesn’t
understand why other people would choose death when they have an option to live
forever. Then, there is Sam who a lot of readers may sympathize with, and
finally there is Sen. Schmidt who, I think is the most likable and relatable of
all. Though I find some scenes a little too smooth for thriller, I enjoyed them
nonetheless and though the ending is less conclusive than I hoped, it’s quite
Congratulations to Matt Ward (@mattwardwrites) on such an enjoyable book! For more books by the author, click HERE.