If you knew you had 10 days to live, what would you do? Vijay Patel invented the VT2 watch in the 2020s that was designed to accurately predict the wearer’s date of demise. Many decades later, science and technology have advanced exponentially. A series of pandemics and climate change have adversely affected the world and its entire population. The violence that has stemmed from the invention of the VT2 watch is another story altogether. Temperatures have been skyrocketing, floods have been frequent, and carbon emissions and heat waves have broken all known records. This book is set in the 2020s when Vijay Patel invented the VT2 watch. Health issues have reached such monumental levels that humans are suffering from respiratory issues, eye diseases, and skin cancer. In an effort to heal the environment, dome clusters have been used to cover entire towns and cities. But that’s not all! There are also assassination attempts on the president, and viruses have been created to kill people. Does anyone know who the people behind these heinous crimes are? Will they be caught?
Will the world heal itself? What will happen to people all around the world? Final Chance by Van Fleisher is the last book in the trilogy, a political thriller and science fiction that has you hooked throughout its 39 chapters. The descriptions of the embedded microchips, dome clusters, and the VT2 watch are comprehensive and detailed as well as the elements of the setting. The social commentaries present a world that is riddled with issues, both social and political, and the reader is immersed in the troubling social and existential dynamics of the society in which the story takes place. The sneak peek of the world in 2066 is a reality check that many of us might need to rethink our current way of life. Fleisher has outdone his work in the final book with assassinations, political satire, advances in science and technology, well-developed characters that are relatable and authentic, and an ever-so-slight sprinkling of romance for readers to take a breather from all the heaviness around.