I received a free copy of Drift from TLC Book Tours for my honest review.
About the Book:
- Hardcover: 384 pages
About the Author:
Drift is a very current suspense/thriller with all of the talk of GMOs in the news lately. Doyle Carrick is a Philadelphia cop who has a knack for finding both trouble and the bad guy. His mother and step father die within a relatively short period of time and he finds himself serving a 20 day suspension so he heads to their rural Pennsylvania home to try and settle their estates. What he finds is not the sleepy little town he expected.
I must admit that since I live on a small farm and my husband and I grow most of our own food this book greatly interested me – the hubby too. It’s now in his reading pile. Fortunately for us we don’t have any big farms residing next door. The story involves Doyle helping the neighbor, Nola who is trying to earn organic certification. (although that part of the plot is probably out of date as most small farms are no longer seeking Federal organic certification due to the ridiculous regulations that have been instituted.) A rare type of corn that she is growing sickens with a weird type of fungus and as she searches for why they answers she and Doyle find can kill them in more ways than one.
This was a page turner at points. Sometimes it did bog a bit in the science but given the overall topic a bit of science is to be expected. Overall it was a fast paced, very timely read. Some characters were a bit cardboard (local police chief, local bully, drug dealing bad guys) but the main ones like Doyle, Nola, Doyle’s cop friend, his parents are all well rounded and they are the ones that give the book its heart. I think Doyle is one of those characters that can carry a series and I hope to see him back fighting eco crime again.
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Disclosure: I received a free copy of Drift from TLC Book Tours for my honest review. I received no compensation for this post.