As sea levels rise and livable landmasses shrink, the Reorganized United States of America has instituted population control measures to ensure there are sufficient resources and food to sustain the growing population. Birth authorization must be paid for and obtained prior to having a child. Someone must die before another can be born, keeping the country in a population neutral position at what experts consider to be the optimal population. The new laws are enforced by a ruthless government organization known as Pop Con, responsible for terminating any children resulting from unauthorized births, and any illegals who manage to survive past their second birthday, at which point they are designated a national security threat and given the name Slip.
But what if one child slipped through the cracks? What if someone knew all the loopholes and how to exploit them? Would it change anything? Would the delicate resource balance be thrown into a tailspin, threatening the lives of everyone?
And how far would the government go to find and terminate the Slip?
In a gripping story of a family torn apart by a single choice, Slip is a reminder of the sanctity of a single life and the value of the lives we so often take for granted. @goodreads
This book is rough. It's filled with evil people... well mostly. This form of government only allows you to have kids if you have a Death Match to someone that is dying or getting ready to die, only then can you have a child to replace this person. If a child is born without one of these then the child and/or the parents are killed. This is all in the sake of saving food etc. If the child lives undetected past 2 years-old they are considered a Slip. Before that they are called UnBees - Unauthorized Beings!
How could they just kill babies and kids and people? Well, it is the government. Do they make sense? It's called the Controversial Population Control Decree and the people that work for them are called the Department of Population Control or Pop Con for short. They are the ones that go out and do the killing!
Michael Kelly works for this company. He eventually becomes the boss man. He doesn't want to work there but he has his reasons for doing this....... I wonder....
One of the main characters is named Benson Mack and he has a best friend named Check, they are thieves that are called Pickers. Every time they said that all I could think about is the show American Pickers, but I digress! There are some others in their group but these are the main two.
There is another guy in the book named Harrison Kelly and he is the son of Michael and Janice Kelly. I'm not going to go into all of that because I would have to give out too many spoilers!
There is an evil arsed part human, mostly cyborg dude that was brought onto the team at Pop Con. He had turned in his dad and sister when he was younger because he didn't like his sister was a slip and his dad gave her all of the attention. THEY WERE KILLED He then went into the military and got all messed up, that is how he became cyborg man thing! And he is evil incarnate! This is his idea of fun.
Four hundred and sixty four dead babies in the first day have changed everything.
And he enjoyed it, literally enjoyed it. I would like these babies to come back to life and be all over him like this: SEE BELOW!
I'm thinking that would show his sorry arse!
I think this book was good, but so sad. I can't even image how the other books are going to begin or end. This is a very good concept of a book, but only if I can read all about some bad arse revenge in the other books :) I be loving some revenge!
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