Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mortal Threat, by A.J. Tata

First of all I want to the Publisher and Net Galley for making a review copy of this book available to me at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

Mortal threat is an entertaining novel that delves into today's world and the crisis that we face with Ebola, HIV and ISIS. It also shows the problem that can occur when an elected official (in this case the President of the United States) starts to think to highly of himself and takes on the belief that he is the "savior" of the world. But it's not just the U.S. President it is also two men who head up two of the largest Media Outlets in the World. When men start to play God bad things happen.

The gist of the story is that the CIA is funding research to find the cure for Ebola and HIV. What really happens is that the cure is found but that is tied back to the "Tree of Life" from the Garden of Eden and the power of God to bring aboutu healing.

So the book is going to have strong religious overtones. It will take you through a guided course of discovering where the Garden of Eden truly was and whether it still exists today and whether the "Tree of Life" is still there and functioning.

I enjoyed the book very much, so why only three stars? Well I thought the writer needs to develop his writing skill a bit more. For me there were several streams of plot that are never truly resolved in the book. Yes, you can leave a cliff hanger, which is great, but there still needs to be some resolution to certain parts of the story.

Because these internal plots aren't resolved you are left feeling that you didn't get the full story.

Will there be a sequel, I certainly hope so, if for no other reason than to answer the multitude of questions that I have.

BUT, this is an exciting read.


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