It's not a bad read. There is tension, suspense and lots of intrigue.
The sex scenes were over-the-top for me, but that's what some people want! I just skimmed...
The violence is typical of the male mystery authors, I believe. Again, I skipped through some of this.
There is some interesting science.
My hubby has cancer, and in our journey managing his cancer, I've done some research on cells and the wild cell growth of cancerous cells. The science is believable, and seems sounds, as far as I know! State-of-the-art cellular research, to combat cancer cell growth, was the goal of the characters. It was intriguing. We know how much big pharma screws those requiring expensive drugs.
I drew examples from a book I reviewed on cancer, I've reviewed three on this topic. It helped me understand the what goes on at the cellular level. (Johnson, The Cancer Chronicles)
The characters were clearly differentiated, and well-developed. I cared what happened to them. There were strong females role models, including female scientists. This is heartening, my daughter having her M.Sc.! The characters were from various ethnic groups and cultures, which is the norm in science. I appreciated that.
A couple of edit fails: commas in particular. It drives me nuts. I loathe having to go back and reread and wonder the intent of the dialogue.
"That's odd, wouldn't you say?" Roberta asked as she check on Timothy again who was surprisingly silent today evening.She was asking Gustav to give her a promise. And he giving a promise to Christie.
Promise me Gustav.
I promise Christie."Julie speaking." should be "Julia, speaking." when she answers the phone. She is not Julia Speaking!
Some of the alignment was off on some pages. It was centre-aligned, except for a couple of alignment fails (p. 331). It's disconcerting, although most people wouldn't notice it. Mind you, I have a lot of eagle-eyed retired blog buddies and/or teachers who read voraciously!!!
Nicholas Nash is an avid reader and traveler. He credits interesting moments from his life, entertaining stories he’s heard, unforgettable people he’s met, and striking places he’s traveled – as well as his creative, nagging alter ego – with penning his first novel, The Girl At The Bar. Nash resides in New York City with his wife and three children.
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