Waterkill by Mark Donovan

27830312It took me about 25% of the book to really get into it. There are quite a few different locations and character clusters that need introducing until they all merge. And then, it’s like pure action!

The Blurb:

“Waterkill” Weaves Nanoscience and Cult Religious Terrorism into a Major Threat to Western Civilization

With the mysterious outbreak of a deadly disease in a Yemeni village, followed by an increase in terrorist chatter after the crash of a small airplane in eastern Alaska, CEO Dr. Dave Henson and colleague Ron Blackwell of NSurv Inc. are tapped by the Department of Homeland Security to locate the aircraft wreckage and its suspected deadly contents.

While Henson and Blackwell are in the eastern mountains of Alaska helping the U.S. Border Patrol locate the missing aircraft and its contents, Dave’s wife, internationally known journalist Dana Cogswell, goes missing while covering another sudden and suspicious epidemic in a small town in Germany.

Dave races from Alaska to Germany to rescue Dana and ends up on a quest to the Middle East to find her. Along the way he learns of a shocking betrayal of friendship and that the path to Dana ultimately leads to the terrorist leader behind the deadly outbreaks.

There are a lot of detailed descriptions in this book on things like airplanes, surveillance, and bit about nanoscience, and it made me feel like I was reading a proper manly man equivalent of a book… Not that it couldn’t be enjoyed by female audience. It’s just that if I imagined this book, it would be a man. Full of action in different locations, all tied to a single goal by the terrorists. Rescue operations, self-preservation, lots of travel across the world and all sides fighting for what they feel is right.

There are explosions, fighting and a mighty adventure, great amount of innocents dying and clinically accurate layout to the whole thing. I feel, as a movie, it would work pretty great! I rated this book 4 stars- author has done great work around being very detailed and accurate in his writing, even if a lot of this information was sadly wasted on me. The descriptions of nanoscience, the aeroplanes and at times characters (their weight given in pounds) was lost on me. I don’t do pounds, so I could really have no idea what the characters looks like nor was I going to google for the converter. Author’s passion for planes is evident, but I’m just an airhead girl so this information meant absolutely nothing to me… That said- the plot was great and somewhat current.

Now, how will I put tags for this review without having the surveillance get interested in me? Ha-ha-haa…


    • 😀 Hahaaa, yeah.. totally irrelevant this fact.. and obviously there is no international way to get the metrics across which is a shame at times when I read… the miles, the pounds, the inches, the yards… I knew being pretty sucky at maths was going to come back and bite me! 🙂

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        • brilliant! … my husband likes to talk about his garage and future building plans and he’s like “this many feet wide and so many feet long”.. my eyes just glaze over- as far as I’m concerned he’s either building something the size of a castle or a doghouse… funny those metrics things- how could the world not agree on a singular thing.. and OH! The degrees as well.. Farenheit or Celsius… same issue there.

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          • Hahahaha ;D. I can just picture the look on your face. Yeah, it’s just ridiculous. One of my best friends from the UK kept telling me how many stone he gained. And I was like, so you fat or what now, cause I have no idea what you just said? 350=180.And that’s all I know! 😀

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