Apr 8, 2015

Blog Tour of Dark Seed by Lawrence Verigin

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I’ve been doing a lot of reading outside my comfort zone lately, I just noticed. Here’s another first for me, a thriller by Lawrence Verigin titled, Dark Seed.

At first, I doubted if I could actually do a review about this book, because I don’t have much experience in genres relating to thriller or suspense. But with the thought of expanding my literary wings, I decided, “Eh, why not?” It was a good call.
 
Title: Dark Seed
Author: Lawrence Verigin
Genre: Thriller, Lab-lit
Published on: December 1, 2013
Published by: Promontory Press
Tour Organized by: Sage’s Blog Tours
Source: Copy Given by Author
 
SYNOPSIS:
"A disillusioned journalist and the grieving daughter of a murdered scientist uncover an immoral and destructive global plot by the largest developer of genetically engineered seed and its parent pharmaceutical conglomerate.

Nick Barnes and Morgan Elles learn that the goal of the man behind these organizations is the complete control of human existence. He eliminates opposition and interference without hesitation or remorse.

The couple quickly find themselves fighting for their lives. And yours.
Grab hold for a wild ride with this exciting, high concept thriller that tackles one of the big issues of our time."
 
CHARACTER BACKGROUND: 

Nick Barnes is a smart man who meditates, often describes a certain woman’s outfit, and oh -- saves the world. Overall, he’s just an average Joe who just so happened to be sucked into a world of conspiracy, science, and death. Yep! Pretty ordinary.

TO LOVE: 
This is my first full-on thriller book, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to, but I found it pretty amazing.

Places, acts, and people were described really well. You can clearly picture the scenes playing in your head. The characters’ physical attributes, clothes, and actions were detailed. For me, this is very effective, because it gives me the impression that the author really took his time to make us, his readers, see what he had envisioned.

The plot is really interesting – and freaky. Some people might think it’s too far-fetched, but I think there’s a possibility that this is happening, or can happen in the future. Modified foods…Yeesh! Terrifying.

The dialogue and actions of the characters were very realistic. They didn’t suddenly turn into super spies with kickass skills at scary situations, which I’ve read at some books. The flow was very believable. I can sort of see myself doing and saying the same things in certain situations, so that’s definitely a thumbs-up.

The only downside that I can say about this book is the ending. I felt like it’s just hanging there, you know? Like it didn’t really conclude, rather just…stopped. Am I the only one who got that feeling?
 
SUMMARY: 
I would give this book 4 stars, because for my first of this genre, this novel did pretty good. I would recommend this to everyone because it discusses a subject that everybody has the right to be made aware of. Awesome work here Mr. Verigin.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
Lawrence Verigin’s goal is to entertain readers while delving into socially relevant subjects that need more attention brought to them. Since 1999 Lawrence has spent a considerable amount of time and effort learning the writing craft.
 
In his spare time Lawrence enjoys cooking good food, rich red wine, travel, running, reading, and numerous rounds of golf.

Lawrence and his wife, Diana, live in beautiful North Vancouver, Canada.
 
 
AUTHOR'S LINKS: 
Twitter: @lawrenceverigin
 

 
 

 
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2 comments:

  1. Oh it sounds interesting! I might try it out.. it's been a while since reading a thriller

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