Title: The Eden Factor
Author: T L Peters
Review: I found this book took a bit to get started and the writing felt a bit off in places, but once I fell into the groove of the writing and the flow I enjoyed the story. The characters were interesting and kept my interest, the bad guy was truly bad. The ending of the super bad guy was fulfilling, he needed to go.
With the threat of a super virus that can kill millions, I liked the way the book made immortality a virus instead of a disease and yet was it the best for the people of earth. I think most readers would enjoy this book and find the concept interesting and fun to read. The characters make the story come to life.
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Publisher: Published March 7th 2011 by T.L. Peters (first published March 4th 2011)
Pages: Kindle Version 212 pages
Quick Review: 31/2 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: The author asked us to review his book on our blog.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the author.
Synopsis: Josh McDonald, a frumpish and somewhat ethically challenged accountant, and his friend Adam Barnes, an ambitious Homeland Security agent, are infected by a highly communicable viral vector of unknown origin containing super-charged DNA that rejuvenates the human genome so as to prevent disease, regenerate damaged or lost tissue and reverse the aging process. Adam sees an opportunity to bolster his career by persuading his superiors that the virus should be treated as a weapon accessible only to society's elites, who over time will leverage their immortality to assert global political and economic dominance. Josh, prodded by his quirky but kind-hearted girlfriend Belinda, hopes to thwart Adam's power grab by spreading the contagion to as many people as possible. Adam counters with a disinformation campaign claiming that the virus yields lethal side effects and that Josh and Belinda are terrorists working at the behest of sinister foreign powers. Who wins the ensuing struggle as the virus diffuses rapidly throughout the United States and around the globe? Perhaps neither, as the entire world, wrenched by the competing claims, degenerates into confusion and anarchy--old conflicts, prejudices and jealousies sharpening under the pressure of fast-moving events. THE EDEN FACTOR is an apocalyptic novel that blends the potential of modern genetics with an old-fashioned love story to reach a surprising conclusion about the corrosive effects of immortality in the hands of those who aren't quite ready for it.
Author Biography: I am an ex-lawyer who likes to play the violin and give my dog long walks in the woods. In between I write novels.