Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Special Interest

Special InterestAuthor: Aaron T. Knight
ISBN: 978-1439211083
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
Source: Author for Review
Contributing Reviewer: Megan Bennett

Synopsis from Amazon:
An altruistic scientist discovers a source of perpetual electrical energy that will eliminate the need for fossil fuels. To safe guard the invention he has hidden the formula in sections around the world. Special interest groups scramble for possession of the discovery with comic results.

Megan's Review:

Joe has just relocated after having a broken engagement and being forced out of his accounting job. Everything appears to be getting along nicely with his new life until his flowerbed reveals a mysterious clue to a murder. Soon Joe is involved in a risky operation involving a new energy source that could change how the world operates. Joe soon finds out that there are limited people that he can trust and many special interest groups are after the clues to this energy source and will stop at nothing to obtain the information, not even murder. Joe doesn't want to be involved in this scheme but soon a love interest and his best friend are entangled as well and he finds that he has no choice but to help solve the puzzle.

I have to hand it to the author for coming up with a creative storyline; however, I didn't find that much of the plot was very realistic. Every time a problem arose in the story, there was a quick fix and many of the characters seemed to have just the right set of skills (i.e. a license to fly a plane, and a sports car) at just the right time. The main character, Joe, was not a person that I had much in common with and I started out disliking his personality. I can't say my impression of him improved much throughout the book either, however, I did really like the character Hulk, Joe's best friend. The story was humorous, but at times it took away from the plot and seemed reaching. I read this book in e-format and there were many spelling errors and typos. Also, the dialogue moved from one character and scene to the next without good separation. These errors were distracting and I had to re-read paragraphs to understand what was happening.

Overall I thought the author had a creative idea and I was captivated and wanted to know how the story would end. The characters' motives were hidden well until the end of the book when the author did finally start to place doubt in your mind about who was the good guy and who was the bad guy. The science behind the energy source was unique too - would be nice if such a thing existed! So if you can put aside the distracting errors and don't mind a story that isn't all that realistic, you may enjoy this unique tale.

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