Saturday, April 4, 2015

Book Review: Dark Seed By Lawrence Verigin

Dark Seed
By Lawrence Verigin
Genre - Thriller, Lab-Lit
Publication Date - December 1, 2013
Publisher - Promontory Press

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.
Grad hold for a wild ride with this exciting, high concept thriller that tackles one of the big issues of our time.

My Review
I love a good thriller and Lawrence Verigin did not disappoint with Dark Seed! I admit, I was hooked after reading the book's synopsis. Monsanto, farming, and talk of GMO's can be found circulating throughout daily media. It's a major issue in our world and one that personally freaks me out.
Nick Barnes seems to be your average journalist who falls into a complex situation of battling scientists and genetically modified food experiments. A company that portrays themselves as doing good for the planet is actually a very secretive and destructive organization. I feel the characters realistically reacted to dramatic situations. They didn't go from common human to crime-fighting heroes in a split second, there was a believable evolution of their character. 
I enjoyed riding the roller coaster ride of emotions and events with the characters as they attempted to uncover the ecological mystery. Dark Seed is a nail-biter and will have you reading non-stop until the end. Even then, part of the story is left open which means we need Verigin to finish up a follow up to this thriller asap.

Author Bio
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.

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