About the book: Mother Nature: the world's most innovative killer.
Deep in the jungles of Venezuela, mycologist Dr. Julia Fatheringham is engrossed in her study of native fungi. But what begins as a standard research trip quickly spirals into chaos when her associate's erratic behavior results in his horrifying death. Soon, Julia makes a startling discover: her partner was contaminated by an organism found only in insects. It alters the victim's mind in alarming ways, with an invariably deadly outcome. Julia is baffled by her discovery—this organism has never appeared in humans. It shouldn't be possible. There is only one terrifying conclusion: The infection has jumped species.
Now, in this remote corner of the world, a contagion of unparalleled horror rests in Julia's hands. But even as she works to contain the organism that could spell devastation of apocalyptic proportions, there are others with a different agenda. They've learned of her discovery and will go to any lengths to acquire a sample—there is good money to be had in eco-terrorism.
Armed only with her strength of mind and what courage she can gather, Julia prepares to battle the devastating scourge—and the terrorists determined to unleash it on humanity.
My review: Oh my goodness! I love the way Gregg Luke's books take you not only to a new country, but they feel as though they put you in danger as you're reading them. This book did that for me!
I loved the characters in this book, and I loved that you get to see the situation from each of their points of view. And I think it's way fun that you get to see from the point of view of the bad guy as well as the good guys.
This one has Julia, a scientist from Australia, I loved reading all of her Australian sayings, some of them made me laugh, especially later in the book when she uses one to get the bad guy. I loved that part! I loved the way that Julia could have quit and either gone home or chosen to stay where she had been quarantined and let the bad things happen to others, but she chose the hard way and went after the sample that she knew she had to protect. I loved how obvious it was that she cared for the Venezuelan people, especially the children she had met.
I loved the way we got to see things from the children's point of view, both Noely and Luis were interesting characters and I loved the way that one of the children solved the mystery of just how these people were getting infected.
The plot of this one is quick moving and it left me wanting to shout at the characters to do something other than what they were doing. And I loved the justice of just what happened to the villain in this one. I loved reading this great, clean, suspense filled book!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Gregg Luke was born in Bakersfield, California, but spent the majority of his childhood and young adult life in Santa Barbara, California. He served an LDS mission to Wisconsin then pursued his education in biological sciences at SBCC, UCSBB, BYU, and subsequently graduated from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. His biggest loves are family reading, writing, music, science, and nature.
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