Thursday, July 26, 2018

Blog Tour: The Immortal Gene by Jonas Saul

Author: Jonas Saul
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Date of publication: July 2018


Jake Wood has it made. He is a tough homicide detective with a partner who’s like a brother, and he’s about to marry the girl of his dreams.

Then Jake learns a close friend is missing and travels to South America in search of him. After a freak accident in the Amazon Rainforest, Jake wakes up in the hospital—eighteen months later. Long presumed dead, he discovers his fiancĂ©e is married and pregnant, his house was sold, his job is gone, and his partner transferred to another city to become lead detective on a serial killer case.

Jake buys a cabin in the woods and tries to leave the world behind, until his home is broken into and he discovers he was targeted—but why? When Jake’s former partner requests his aid in catching the Blood Eagle Killer, he offers to help find whoever is behind Jake’s recent trouble.

This leads to Fortech Industries, a pharmaceutical company secretly researching a way to create an immortal gene. Now they intend to destroy their only error—Jake Wood—who has become  something more than human.

I really wanted to love The Immortal Gene.  The premise of the book is really cool.  Unfortunately for me, the execution wasn't what I was hoping for.  My biggest issue with the book was I wasn't sure what it was trying to be.  Was it a serial killer murder mystery or a sci fi book?  The two story-lines didn't gel well.  Because of this, the sci-fi part of the book was not fully fleshed out.  I was left with so many questions and was kind of confused about what happened to Jake. Why was his friend Luke in South America? How did the "immortal" gene play into it?  Why was everyone so calm when they found out about Jake's transformation? Because that would freak me out! It felt like I was missing some big chunks of information.  The book does end in a cliff hanger, so maybe in the next book more things will be cleared up.  

I liked Jake's character and he is someone I would be interested in reading about in the future. I hope he can figure out more about his condition and how to deal with it. I haven't read anything else by this author.  I'll probably pick up the next book just to see what happens to Jake.

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About the author:

Jonas Saul has sold over 2 million books. On multiple occasions, he has outranked Stephen King and Dean Koontz on the Amazon Most Popular Top 100 Authors list.
He has traveled extensively throughout the world to scout settings for his thrillers, spending several years between Greece, Italy, Denmark, and Hungary.
Jonas is regularly invited to speak at national writing conferences, teaches writing classes, and offers editorial services.

Find out more about Jonas at his website, and connect with him on Facebook,  Twitter, and Instagram.

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