RISE is a story about a future world. Those who have a family history of violence are rounded up and placed in internment camps because they are seen as potential dangers to the public. One man, Aaric, whose grandfather brutally murdered his grandmother, knows it is only a matter of time before he's taken. Desperate, he tries to find an underground operation to falsify his blood and genetic tests so he won't be taken. When that doesn't work, he tries to prove that he is not bound by genetic fate and can "rise" above his own blood.
Written after the tragic Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017, this story is an ode to the nobility mankind is capable of. It is dedicated to those who lost their lives on that terrible day.
Rise by William Michael Davidson is quite the psychological story, with well-placed flashbacks and intriguing characters. I think Davidson should seriously consider writing a full-length novel with both Dempster and Aaric...I'd like to know Dempster's motivation behind the legislation, as well as some resolution for those sent away to the camps.