Call A Spade by D.M. Griffin is a very engaging science-fiction thriller that'll capture your interest from the beginning till the very end.
Although shocking, the idea of the plot is not only strong but very probable which makes this book a compelling read. There's a mix of everything - good action, low-key drama and quality humour, in this book. What else could you expect from a sci-fi thriller?!
The protagonist is an 8-year-old child who suffers from Apert’s Syndrome. Despite his aesthetic deformities, he is a great kid with a praiseworthy sense of humour for a child that age. He is extremely likeable and I was able to feel a connection with him right from the start. Other than the lead character, I loved the secondary characters of Ethan and Ashlyn as well, they both were very sweet and I enjoyed reading about them.
The book did start with a rather lengthy exposition, but when the lead character was revealed it was all worth it. The ending was great as well. And I'm sure as hell going to keep an eye out for other books by the author.
I'd recommend this book to all sci-fi lovers and even to all those readers who don't mind reading action, adventure and thriller fiction.