Finished reading The Judas Strain by James Rollins. I get the feeling it is part of a series, but it was an okay read by itself.
Just an okay read, you ask? Well, yes… The story line relied on overly dramatic sadist antagonists, bad science, and mysticism. Not exactly what I’m looking for in a serious action novel.
The book did have a redeeming feature: very creative historical fiction. I love historical fiction, especially when the blanks filled in by the author are completely insane and implausible, yet still fit the historical record (e.g., aliens, sea monsters, etc etc…). The blank filler in this novel was pretty interesting.
Give it a read at Amazon.