Sunday, April 24, 2016

Book Review: Phage

Title Phage
Series Sam Townsend Trilogy, book one
Author Mark Tamplin
Release Date September 12, 2015

Phage is the first novel of a science thriller trilogy. Dr. Sam Townsend faces the greatest challenge of his career, preventing Owen Potter, a deranged government scientist and home-grown terrorist, from unleashing a genetically-engineered pathogen on the United States population. This would-be mass assassin frames Townsend, who is forced to run from the FBI while scrambling to produce the antidote and wrestle the demons from his past. Even if Townsend succeeds in time, he is still faced with delivering the antidote to all of Potter’s victims who unknowingly have a biological time bomb ticking in their bodies.

I can't say that I've read many scientific thrillers before, so this book was definitely out of my comfort zone. Something definitely told me that I needed to read it, though. Maybe the cover spoke to me. Or maybe I just thought it would be interesting. No matter what it was, Phage far and away exceeded my expectations.

First things first... I didn't have any trouble following along with the science stuff. The author clearly explains what's going on, so there's no need to fear not being able to follow enough to enjoy the story. This was one of my biggest fears when I agreed to read the book, so I'm super happy that I worried for nothing.

The book is really well written. The pacing is perfect. The story was absolutely fascinating! I was hooked in fairly easily and couldn't stop reading. Loved it. I'm looking forward to reading the next book.

I saw another review on Amazon that said a movie script is needed and I have to agree. I feel like Phage could be a big hit. The way the book read, I could clearly see it all playing out in my mind (I love when books read like this).

Phage is definitely a book that you'll want to pick up.


5 out of 5 stars

* This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review. *

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