STORY-LINE WATERKILL BY MARK J. DONOVAN
Author Mark J. Donovan’s Waterkill will keep you on the edge of your seat. Starting in a small Yemeni village, the villagers sudden and unexplained horrific deaths opens this fast paced novel. Almost everyone died in this new and unknown epidemic; suddenly and horribly.
When a small plane crashes in Alaska with a mysterious passenger and brief case on board, CEO Dr. Dave Henson and Ron Blackwell of NSurv Inc., are given the task of finding the crashed plane. As well as, the cause of the deaths in Yemen. Chatter in the underground networks link the events. They must determine how all the pieces fit together.
Dave’s wife, internationally journalist Dana Cogswell kidnapped in Germany after a strange epidemic in Eberswalde, sets more events in motion; Germany mirrors the events in Yemen. Is this the feared pandemic? Why kidnap Dana? Who if friend and who is foe? All part and parcel of the same events, Dave, Ron, and Homeland Security must stop a mad man and his terrorist organization. My book review of techno thriller, Waterkill, follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Donovan’s Waterkill, a fast paced roller coaster ride around the world, grabs the reader immediately. Hold on, this is a fast and furious techno mystery thriller, filled with good versus evil. The consequences of advanced science in the wrong hands, Dave rushes to stop the destruction of America, the world, and save Dana. Advanced science can be frightening, if it falls in the wrong hands; as Donovan expertly demonstrates.
Donovan built the suspense to top peak; building the pace as Dave runs a race against time and evil. Just when you think it has to end, Donovan added another element to the story-line. With many threads to bring together into an explosive ending, Donovan created scene after scene transitioning steady and smoothly. A lesson of good versus evil, Donovan skillfully, enmeshes the reader into the scenes. I could see, smell, and feel the action. With a clear clean writing style and well-developed characters Donovan created an amazing thriller with real life possibilities.
Setting a fast pace with intriguing facts and clues, I could not put this book down; reading straight through to the end. In concluding my book review of Waterkill, I found a well-developed story-line; part suspense, part mystery, and part techno thriller. A lesson of the evil possible when the mad men of the world decide our fate. Seen from the side of the terrorist, as well as, rest of the world, I closed the book saying, “wow that was a great story”. Yet, I was frightened by the real possibilities which could play out, if immoral leaders/fanatics have this technology available. A thought-provoking book with events which could become real for America and the world. I look forward to the next book by Donovan; I would not hesitate to buy this book for my self or a friend. Kudos, Donovan, for a well-written, enlightening, thought-provoking, and scary book.
WATERKILL RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4.5
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
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