Saturday, December 1, 2012

Book Review: Resurrect

I sat down the other night to start reading Resurrect, by David Stevens.  This is Book #1 in the Resurrect Trilogy.

I thought I'd read a couple hours and head to bed, foolish person that I am.  It didn't happen.  Instead, I did not MOVE until I finished the book about 3:30 a.m.  I couldn't even get myself to put the book aside long enough to reach for the blanket near my chair.

It has been awhile since I've done that. 

So, let's start with the publisher's blurb:
Preventing his burning fighter from crashing into a neighborhood, Navy Commander Josh Logan ejects ... too late.

Critically injured, he's offered a new life and mission exploit highly classified military technology to stop a global cataclysm. The price? He'll be dead to everyone he knows.

He wakes in a city hospital with a genetically enhanced body and no identity. With the help of his brilliant, Neuro ICU nurse, and guided by nothing but a voice, he must infiltrate the military-industrial complex to develop the world's most powerful weapon ... to protect humanity?
My take?  Part apocalyptic thriller, part mystery, part sci-fi, part philosophical discussion, part military action-movie, lots of science...  with a bit of romance tucked in there somewhere.  The action just kept going, along with the tension, and while there were one or two things I figured out before they happened, I kept being surprised at the twists and turns in the plot.

I immediately told my husband he absolutely has to read this.  And I'll hand it off to my fifteen-year-old son as well.  A caveat on that... there is a bit (only a very little bit) of "adult" situations... nothing described in great detail, and no actual sexual activity on the part of any main characters.  There are certainly a few compromising circumstances.

One recommendation I made to my family though... read the book.  To the end.  Do NOT read the teaser for Book #2 in the trilogy.  Trust me.

About the author:
A Navy fighter pilot with hundreds of aircraft carrier landings, Commander David E Stevens holds degrees from Cornell and the University of Michigan with graduate work in astrophysics. He test piloted new fighters and received an aviation patent. With a Top Secret clearance, Dave served as Strike Operations Officer for the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm and led classified defense programs. He's traveled to over two dozen countries.
I'd highly recommend it.  But you can read other reviews at the LitFuse website.

To celebrate the release of Resurrect, David E. Stevens has teamed up with his publisher, Kregel Publications, for a Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Author Chat Party {12/4}.

One "thrilling" winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Resurrect by David E. Stevens
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 3rd. Winner will be announced at the "Resurrect" Author Chat Facebook Party on 12/4. Connect with David, get a sneak peek of the next book in the Resurrect Trilogy, try your hand at the trivia contest, and win some great prizes—gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

So grab your copy of Resurrect and join David on the evening of December 4th for a chance to connect with David and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!

Disclaimer:  I received this book through LitFuse.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

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