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5.0 out of 5 stars A Worthy Successor to “The Andromeda Strain”, May 2, 2015
This review is from: The Laptev Virus (A Sarah Spallanzani novel Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Okay, let’s get to the point. I thought “The Laptev Virus” is a great read. For me, this is a solid sci-fi story rooted in actual science. As an author, I like to come up with some pretty bizarre situations myself. And usually I find myself making everything up—taking care to at least make the premise believable so as not to lose the reader. But it’s refreshing to read a story written by a scientist. This author not only has a wonderful imagination, but she has the scientific chops to back up what she’s selling. And trust me, when it comes to megaviruses, it ain’t pretty, folks.

Michael Crichton, an author who was also a physician and had a wicked imagination, was great at combining real-world science with entertaining fiction. Maybe that’s why I enjoyed “The Andromeda Strain” so much—both the book and the movie. To me, the key to any memorable story is that it must be plausible. And like Crichton’s work, “The Laptev Virus” challenges the reader. There’s a lot of technical jargon in the book, but it serves a purpose. As an example, I am now terrified of cats!

So if you like sci-fi backed by solid research, then I can heartily recommend this book.
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