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- Print Length: 366 pages
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- Publisher: Turtleshell Press; 1 edition (November 27, 2014)
- Publication Date: November 27, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00N5GZGNC
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,856 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I haven't written many reviews of the Michael Crichton books I've read, but let me tell you that if Orwell was the first book I ever read. Jurassic Park and/or The Andromeda Strain by Crichton was the first book I ever fell in love with. This book has all the pacing, writing style, and love that I always felt in Crichton works.
With that being said, I love a good bio-thriller. Anything where they dive deep into what the virus, or bacteria, or what-have-you and does it justice is usually a high rater in my book. Engima Stain just cruised up into 5 stars, the background of the disease was super interesting and I haven't read too many books that were about a similar idea.
The first thing I did when I finished this book was call up my dad and tell him I had just gifted him a copy for his Kindle. He's a fast-paced thriller fan, and I knew that he was going to love this. Bennett's character was just, interesting. I found myself spending time trying to figure him out, what makes him tick, why is he afraid of flying "he just doesn't like it."
The relationship between Ben and Juliette was a nice addition for me, it didn't feel forced or unnatural at all. Their characters, while seemingly quiet and stand-offish, were better when they were together.
There were some twists in this that I didn't expect, and when a book can do that, I'm always impressed. The relationships (both growth and history) were really nice additions without making this book super long.
Overall, Thacker has done it again. Blending the pacing and science of Crichton with his own unique twists, this book is sure to please many fans over many genres.
I honestly think that was the first book that I ever looked at from Thacker, but for some reason never read it. I have since read many of his short stories and I am currently reading The Depths, and enjoying that thoroughly.
View more reviews of Thacker's work and others at my blog: books.beergodblog DOT com
There are good things about this book tho. It was an interesting read, kinda kept you on the edge of your seat, and no cliffhanger
by Nick Thacker
Mike Vendetti. Narrator
In 1704 a Russina mapping team in North America discovers a cave filled
with human bones. Within a day they are all dead.
Present day, a bomb explodes in Yellowstone Park, within days many of
the park employes are sick.
Harvey "Ben" Bennett is a park ranger at Yellowstone Nat. Park.He is 32
and a mostly a loner. He heard the explosion and was in the earth tremor
that followed. His partner was killed by the quake.
Julie Richardson from CDC,BTR (Biological Threat Research), is
interviewing Ben in the cafeteria when excited personel rush in with a sick
man. Julie and Ben leave by the back door and head to her truck. Julie
knows the sick man could be contaigious. She's right.
Introverted Ben and extroverted Julie make for an unusual team. I really
liked the way they played off each other. Glimpses into Ben's past explain
why he is the way he is. When the chips or down he comes through.
This is one thrilling book. The back stories that give insite into the origin of
the virus are right on. It's not hard to believe Russina explorers were here
in the early days or that their remains were found by students and taken
by a big Drug Corp.
I already knew that Yellowstone was a volcano. I've been there and seen
it. Not hard to imagine what would happen if a bomb really did explode
The tension builds through the story untill the very end and it is an adreline
rush. I want more of Ben, but it will be hard to come up with something to
beat this novel for suspense, action, and thrills.
Mike Vendetti.is the narrator and he did a splendid job of it. His reading
was clear and concise, very well done. I could listen to it for hours, in fact
I did. Production was perfect. No jumps, skips, or static. A perfect
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