This is the sequel to Robopocalypse–a continuing story of man’s technology rising up against him. Her, whatever. It’s not exactly a sequel, as it has no relation to Robopocalypse, except for the theme of mankind letting its creations go out of control. This is about a technology that enables electronic chips being implanted in people’s heads that assists, or amplifies, the brain and nervous system. So, if you’ve been amped, you can think faster and your brain controls your reflexes with greater speed.
Unfortunately, the “reggies” (normal people) begin to resent the amps because of their superior powers, and the amps can’t hide their change because the implantation leaves an easily seen bump on the side of their head. After so many amps have been converted that they become a sizable percentage of the population, the trouble starts.
The military amp makes you into a fighting machine. And a particular model of this amp, code name “Zenith,” gives you super-amp powers. The hero has been implanted, unknown to him, with one of these by his father. And it has been customized so that it has an upper level that the other Zeniths don’t have.
The fireworks begin when our hero runs into the leader of the Zenith program remnants. He has to pass an initiation by fighting the leader, while in Zenith mode. The story is not all that great, but the sequences where the power of the Zenith chip is invoked in fights and escapes is very entertaining. I liked it better than Robopocalypse, and I hope another book is in the future. I’ll be looking for it.