This is a good start to Philbin's War World series and equally disturbing as his Custodian series. And I don't think it's happenstance that the books for these two series are releasing at the same time. I think we're meant to combine the hidden truths from both of them to understand the world we live in. [TANDEM by Mike Philbin, 4/5 Amazon review]
SOME MONTHS LATER UPDATE: here's another (short) review from my horror-writing/acting buddy David L Tamarin in the States:
Mike Philbin's novel TANDEM is a pretty insane read and a bitingly argued critique of the status quo and social iniquity and an exciting story of corporate espionage.