Friday, January 7, 2011

Book #1–Soul Identity

51t5e3Mv1AL._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-19,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_I started this book in 2010, but I finished it a couple days ago. Soul Identity was recommended to me on Amazon, and the sample caught my eye. The writing was easy and fun, good qualities for a thriller. It starts with a security expert who manages to get a gun through security, despite the TSA agents knowing he’s trying. It’s pretty cool, and a fun opening.

From there he gets an offer to work for a company called Soul Identity, but when they contact him, they send a small camera that they ask him to use to take pictures of each of his eyes and send it back. They use a delivery service, private couriers instead of a company. The expert thinks they’re whacky, so he sends back the images of a fish’s eyes.

They come back to him and hire him, sending the same driver back to drive him from his home I Maryland to their headquarters in Massachusetts. He learns they offer people the promise of connecting their soul across lives, using images of eyes. He’s skeptical, and winds up getting caught in a battle for the company. It’s action packed, and a strange story.

However the writing starts to break down as the action increases. Too many coincidences, a few too few details, it felt rushed from two thirds of the book on. Also it felt like the author jumped around a bit much as well, making it hard to follow. A few characters didn’t behave consistently.

It was fun to read, and I enjoyed it, but it’s not a great book.

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