Friday, August 30, 2013

BOOK REVIEW OF IDENTITY X

Release Date:  Sept. 24, 2013

IDENTITY X
By:  Michelle Muckley
Ben Stone has one aim; discover the cure for genetic disease.  He watched his father die and promised himself that it would never happen again, especially to his own son.  After his appointment as lead researcher in Bionics Laboratories he begins his desperate research.  It takes four years, but he succeeds.  He discovers NEMREC, a serum able to reconstruct DNA and cure the diseases that have driven him.  It should be the beginning of a new future, but by changing the face of the world, he has unwittingly destroyed his own.

After arriving at his laboratory to find that it has disappeared, he is sucked into a world of conspiracy and betrayal.  The Agency wants NEMREC and will do anything to get it, believing it to be the most powerful scientific discovery in decades.  But it wasn't just NEMREC that they wanted.  The Agency wanted Ben dead, but somehow he survived.  His best friend, his wife, and Ami, the beautiful scientist who he has fallen for at work all offer to help him, but each has a different version of the truth.  They all have their own agenda, only one of them wants what he wants, and in a world where you are already dead, how is it that you are supposed to survive?
What I thought:
Michelle Muckley's Identity X was delightfully suspenseful.  The twists and turns left me hanging on, anxiously turning the pages!  The plot was clever & the world Muckley created felt very real.  The cast of characters were well developed as were their backstories.  In a short space of time, I felt as though I not only knew Ben Stone but I was pulling for him.  I can only hope a sequel is in the works.

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