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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Resurrect" by David Stephens



Book 1 in the ResurrectTrilogy.

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? 

Did you ever wonder what would happen if Dee Henderson wrote sci fi?  I'm pretty sure you'd get a book that would read a lot like Resurrect.  Technical but with deadline drama, Stephens writes an action-packed thriller, and that's exactly why I liked it.  I'm not a huge fan of the technical stuff, and I admit that when a paragraph moved in that direction my eyes began to skim, but the suspense more than makes up for that.

This isn't your average Cliffhanger, though, and Josh Logan isn't Stallone.  With a totally new body and a mysterious voice that only he can hear to guide him through this mission, there's definitely an element of the Twilight Zone in this story.  As it progresses, however, the story takes on a more prophetic and less out there tone.

That was important to me.  I like a good sci fi book, but the best authors make their premise sound so close to reality that it seems their premise just might come true, and that's what Stephens has done here.  It becomes totally believable that a scientist might be resurrected from the dead to save our planet from a collision with a giant comet, and that he could do so with virtually no resources.  The way in which Stephens makes this happen, combined with his obvious technical expertise and flowing writing style, makes for a thrilling journey through these pages - one that you won't want to end.

You can purchase your own copy of Resurrect here - and if you do so today, you'll be entered to win a Kindle and a chance to be on the set of this movie!


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.

Find out more about David E. at http://www.resurrecttrilogy.com/.



I received a free copy of Resurrect from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. Hope you have a wonderful holiday week! :O)

    Diane
    www.dianeestrella.com

    P.S.-I have 4 giveaways going on at my site this week if you're interested in stopping over.

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