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ForeWord CLARION reviews: "Batchelder has a flair for telling a story and involving his readers. Right from the get-go of a riveting prologue there are the elements of suspense, sexiness, and humor that abound throughout the book."

American Chronicle: "Fantasy and spirituality with even a touch of a philosophical twist."

Armchair Interviews: "Twists and turns, deception and murder mixed with new age double-speak and new millenium techno-savvy."

Product Details

  • File Size: 527 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0979805600
  • Publisher: NetLeaves (November 16, 2007)
  • Publication Date: November 16, 2007
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000ZHD9VU
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Dennis Batchelder is a computer security architect. He lives with his family in Bellevue, Washington, and spends his off-hours working on the next Soul Identity novel.

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342 of 356 people found the following review helpful By Red Rock Bookworm TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 25, 2008
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This will not be one of those "why buy the book reviews", which I deplore. I am always turned off by reviews that divulge the entire plot line and outcome of a book in the review. Hopefully, I will give you just enough to whet your reading appetite.

The author of Soul Identity presents a fascinating fantasy for his readers to contemplate and savour. He immerses us in the adventures of a computer security geek and his "hot" Russian female counterpart and allows us to theorize as to our own feelings concerning the possibility of reincarnation. Would any of us be interested in engaging the services of a company that would act as a depository for our money, life experiences, and other valuables, and return them to us in our next life because, through the use of modern technology, they have developed a system of tracking and identifying souls through time? If there were such an organization, how long would it be before someone would hatch a scheme to infiltrate and usurp control??

Want the answers to these and a myriad of other questions, then buy a copy of Soul Identity and get ready for an entertaining, thought provoking and engaging read with plenty of action for the thrill seekers among you. I guarantee that even the most jaded reader will be hooked by page twenty.
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88 of 96 people found the following review helpful By busy mama on June 16, 2009
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This story was certainly worth what I paid for it, and was actually the first book I read on my Kindle2. I thought the idea was clever and intriguing, and it really could have been a great story. My objection to it is that it read like a high-school junior's idea of a book. There was a single story arc. Even children's books have multiple arcs to flesh out the story and keep things interesting. The characters were pretty flat, underdeveloped I think. But even with those critiques, I have to say that I enjoyed reading it, and what more do you want in entertaining fiction?
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68 of 80 people found the following review helpful By ellen VINE VOICE on August 14, 2007
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Scott Waverly is a great hero - he is smart, wise-cracking (reminds me of John Corey), and a security analyst - He is contacted by Soul Identity to do some work for them, and is sent a device to take images of his eyes - instead of doing what they asked, he takes photos of a bluefish's eyes and sends it - His next door neighbor, who had applied for membership is bummed because SI wouldn't admit him because he only has 1 eye - (they think it takes 2 for the whole soul identity thing to work). To help his neighbor, Scott agrees to work for Soul Identity and see what problems need fixing...
Turns out that the eyes ARE the mirrors of the soul - and the eyes, like fingerprints, are unique - Soul Identity's members can register their Soul Identities and can bank their money/investments etc for themselves for the next go 'round - in other words - if you are a believer in reincarnation you can have your cake and eat it too!
Scott and the good guys at SI soon see the problem and also see that SI needs some tweeking too...Someone within the organization is stealing members away, saying SI doesn't represent the organization anymore - Scott and Soul Indentity members work to get Soul Identity back and stop the bad guys - They go literally all around the world to work out what is going on and take us on this wild ride too!
The premise is really interesting and Batchelder's style is so easy you get caught up in the chase - very entertaining book and I look forward to sequels with this great bunch!
Very unique premise and deep thoughts and nonstop action - good combination!
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By C. Claiborn on July 11, 2009
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I don't know much about the provenance of this book, but it's hard to imagine it being anything but a self-published affair. The book simply isn't written very well. Although the author shows some flair for pacing and has an agreeable, breezy style, it's not enough to make up for flaws that make it unsuitable for publication.

Coincidence drives the plot. The consultant who is consulted to help the titular organization happens to live next door to a wronged client. Co-conspirators to the plot reveal precisely the necessary information to the wrong people at the wrong time, and conduct phone calls detailing their plans while standing next to their intended victims. An organization that requires total secrecy has members who carelessly reveal details of their plans while sitting in a sauna with the protagonist's parents.

There are two adjectives per character. The love interest is smart and sexy, the various functionaries of the Soul Identity organization are honest and naïve, the head of the conspiracy is snide and cruel. Sometimes the adjectives don't match very well: an employee of the organization who drives much of the plot seems to be simultaneously stupid and resourceful. When one of the characters is revealed as treacherous, I actually had to search backward through the book to remember who he was.

The book has scenes set in three countries, but there isn't a hint of description. Instead, one of the characters says something like, "Here in India..." The climax in Venice is particularly awkward; all of the action takes place inside an office and an amphitheater. It might as well have happened in a Holiday Inn.

This is a bad book. I paid $.01 for it, and that was a fair price.
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