23 February 2014

Review: THE RIVER, Cheryl Kaye Tardif

  • Format: Kindle (Amazon)
  • File Size: 507 KB
  • Print Length: 223 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1926997174
  • Publisher: Imajin Books; 1 edition (March 5, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003BLPH6C
  • Source: review copy from author
Synopsis (Amazon)

STEM CELL RESEARCH, CLONING, AND WORLD DOMINATION--WITH A TWIST...

The South Nahanni River area of Canada's Northwest Territories has a history of mysterious deaths, disappearances and headless corpses, but it may also hold the key to humanity’s survival―or its destruction.

Del thought her father was long dead. But someone from her past says otherwise. Now she and a group of near strangers embark on a perilous mission...

Seven years ago, Del Hawthorne’s father and three of his friends disappeared near the Nahanni River and were presumed dead. When one of the missing men stumbles onto the University grounds, alive but barely recognizable and aging before her eyes, Del is shocked. Especially when the man tells her something inconceivable. Her father is still alive!

Gathering a group of volunteers, Del travels to the Nahanni River to rescue her father. There, she finds a secret river that plunges her into a technologically advanced world of nanobots and painful serums. Del uncovers a conspiracy of unimaginable horror, a plot that threatens to destroy us all. Will humanity be sacrificed for the taste of eternal life?

At what point have we become...God?

My take

This book won't be everyone's cup of tea: it is a cross between science fiction and Indiana Jones. Not my usual fare, but I enjoyed it. The author does a good job of making the implausible seem plausible, and the tension ramps up nicely.

It also raises some interesting issues, like where we are headed with stem cell research, what are the possibilities with nano bot technology?

My rating: 4.0

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Hmmm...not sure it'd be my cuppa, Kerrie, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Marce said...

I read her book Children of the Fog and enjoyed it, this one doesn't seem my cup of tea.

Vicki said...

Certainly sounds intriguing, but whether it's my cuppa or not depends on how sci-fi it is.

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