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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Peaceful Endings – The NOPOSAM Project...Review by the Doctor

About the book:
A chilling tale of Nanotechnology

Peaceful Endings: The NOPOSAM Project, is a time labeled techno thriller set on the landscape of Rhode Island over two and a half days, where some doubtful government ethics go astray. When Coventry General Hospital overflows with sick patients that are dying from extremely minor injuries, trauma specialist, Dr. Marilynn Harwell, is bound and determined to stop it. Harwell's chance meeting with Doug Talbot, a television cameraman for Channel 16, entwines the two in a race against time to find an antidote. When General Thomas Uxbridge, head of the SIA, a man with his own agenda, puts the two under suspicion, their own lives become threatened, leading to two climactic endings.

When I was offered the chance to review this book, I asked Alan if he thought it sounded interesting to him. He said yes. So, what follows is his review.
As a quick read--this was o.k. The plot was a little simplistic, which kind of spoilt the ending. Some books you read wondering how it’s going to end--this one you read wondering how the author will get you to the ending you’ve already worked out way beforehand.

The characterisations were rather one dimensional--the good guys were good, the bad guys were bad, and there wasn’t any form of development on either side. I like real characters--ones who have failings, and personal dichotomies. Show me someone in life who is one dimensional and I’ll show you either a fanatic or a fool.

Is this a book to buy--not if it’s the only one you’re buying this week. Is this a book to pick up at the library--sure.

I’d give it a B-.
Thanks to Bostick Communications for the opportunity to read this book. You can find out more about the book and the author, Michael K. Tucker, here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

1 comment:

  1. I received this one from Bostick also, but have not had a chance to read it yet.