Dr. Thomas Reeves is at the pinnacle of his career. The Department of Defense has given him a lucrative contract for his new research into superior autobiographical memory, which promises the ability to create combat troops able to rapidly learn complex battle plans and enact them perfectly under the most demanding battleground scenarios.
An elite unit has received nerve grafts from fetal cadavers of genetically altered brain cells with increased NMDA receptors. until the recipients start enduring hallucinations, nightmares, paralysis, . . . and departure. Dr. Reeves searches for answers, but DOD insiders need him to cease the search.
The situation becomes public when pediatric ICU nurse Morgan Adams, Dr. Reeves’s daughter, is taken hostage by three research themes in an attempt to drive Dr. Reeves into disclosing why they’re sick. If replies aren’t shown within twenty-four hours, patients in the pediatric ICU will be killed.
This spine-tingling conclusion to the Bloodline Trilogy raises spiritual and moral dilemmas ripped directly out of today’s headlines. When does life begin? How far does devotion to family go? And can the sins of the father ever be forgiven?
Medical fiction is one of my favorite genres. Crime fiction is right up there. So when they are combined and the story is a well-written page-turner, then it earns a two thumbs up.
Jordyn Redwood’s Risk is unquestionably a two thumb up novel. A remorseless killer, oh, not just any killer, one that’s had some help from a mad scientist, a woman grieving the loss of her baby and her part in missing the signs, a husband trying to keep his grieving wife through the dark days…oh, and a young girl who…well, let us just say the plot is action packed.
Chicken warning, this novel has some intensity which will force you to suck your thumb and need a night light. Anyone who’s intrigued by the above, it is a page turner.