Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Placebo by Steven James

While covertly investigating a controversial neurological research program, exposé filmmaker Jevin Banks is drawn into a far-reaching conspiracy involving one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms.

After giving up his career as an escape artist and illusionist in the wake of his wife and sons' tragic death, Jevin is seeking not only answers about the questionable mind-to-mind communication program, but also answers to why his family suffered as they did.

My thoughts...

My first Patrick Bowers book and it certainly won't be my last. Very interesting storyline, fascinating characters, suspense, and a lot of conspiracies. A perfect read! The book opens with a disturbing scene with the loss of Jevin's wife and children then moves to a year later and finds Jevin has changed careers. He is working on a tv documentary and uncovers a creepy experiment tied to psychopaths and a pharmaceutical company. He and Charlene, his assistant, end up in a situation where escape seems impossible.

A thriller to say the least. There are a lot of medical terminology in the beginning and some language that seemed inappropriate for Christian fiction. 4 out of 5 stars.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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