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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tristi Pinkston book tours presents Bloodborne by Gregg Luke (with bonus review)

About the book:

One ordinary afternoon, research specialist Dr. Erin Cross steps into a local deli to get some lunch, and nearly takes a bullet instead. Thanks to the timely intervention of a former Marine, she walks away from the seemingly freak incident. But when she returns to find her lab under security lockdown and her apartment ransacked, she realized the attack was anything but random. Erin can’t make sense of the threat, given her low profile after a disastrous H1N1 vaccine trial. She doesn’t know her former colleague has used the virus to develop a potent bioweapon or that her recent research hold a key to his success. And she doesn’t know that his collaborators want her dead before she blows the whistle.

 Fleeing for safety with her research in hand, Erin unravels the threats with the help of the timely Marine, former Special Ops agent Sean Flannery. But the closer they come to finding answers, the more questionable Sean’s behavior becomes. His erratic moods and suspicious communications are more fitting for an enemy than a friend. And as the crisis comes to a head, Erin can’t be sure who harbors more secrets—the bioterrorists pursuing her or the one man who can give her protection.

My review:

Gregg Luke is a new-to-me author I discovered through a blog tour that I agreed to participate in, and boy am I glad I did. The story was riveting. The plot was intriguing. Best of all, the book was suspenseful and kept me guessing a lot. I have to say there were some very funny parts, too, like when one of the characters is conversing with a native Hawaiian. Hilarious dialog! And there were parts that had me biting my nails, like the scenes where they were being chased, hunted down, etc. A few times I was pretty sure she was done for.

Anyway, without posting any spoilers I'll just say I liked this plot because it was well thought-out and intelligently written. There were a few places that had some sad situations, but that's just how life goes sometimes. The who Latin codes and phrases thing just made the secret order seem that much creepier to me. So trying to decide who was safe and who wasn't safe was a suspenseful challenge for me. I liked that. I would read more books by this author. There wasn't a dull moment in this story and it was well-written. I can't stand corny scenes, simplistic plotting, and cheesy dialog. Thankfully this book had none of those problems. I definitely recommend this book for suspense lovers everywhere.

Bloodborne was published by Covenant Communications and released in August 2011.

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