Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bonnie Doran's Dark Biology

Dark Biology by Bonnie Doran
Harbourlight Books - 2013

Move over Robin Cook and Tess Gerritsen!
Bonnie Doran has written an extremely fast paced, adrenaline inducing thriller. With a Robin Cook style plot and Tess Gerritsen type characters, this book is a well blended story of faith, hope, betrayal, and pulse pounding action.

Two siblings, both competitive and in the CDC workfield, are the center characters. Hildi has a fledgling faith that grows stronger as a new flu pandemic sweeps across the nations while she's marooned on the space station. Much like Peter, she fights and submits to her faith. Chet, on the other hand, ridicules faith and unleashes a mild virus in retaliation against his father. His character bounces from remorse to self hatred when he realizes his deadly mistake as the virus claims lives. His character portrays a modern Judas Iscariot.

Throughout the book secondary and minor characters add to the fullness and depth of the novel. Minor plots create an undercurrent of thought as the reader becomes engrossed in the upheavals and challenges of a pastor, NASA, CDC, astronauts, and vaccinologists.

Scarily realistic, not only in possible scenarios, but also in the development of faith and love. Dark Biology by Bonnie Doran is highly recommended! A definite keeper!

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