Thursday, April 10, 2014
All the Devils - by Harry Shannon & Stephen W. Booth - Non-stop action
From a quote from William Shakespeare's The Tempest - Act 1, Scene 2. "Hell is empty and all the devils are here."
For the last few years, I've been reading zombie stories from Harry Shannon & Stephen W. Booth and loving every minute of it. If you've never read the 5 books in the Penny Miller series, The Hungry, you should make plans to correct that soon.
Now, without the help of any undead, these same two writers have teamed up to give us the fast-paced, adventure thrill-ride that is All the Devils.
The underlying premise for this story is straight from today's headlines. Genetically modified foods are certainly big business, but big enough to kill a sitting U. S. Congressman to insure passage of a bill to allow the fictional Montrose Corporation to use genetically altered corn?
Congressional aide, Carrie Young, is not who she seems to be, but then neither is the office janitor. Together, they are running from the authorities and those responsible for the Congressman's death while trying to learn exactly what is going on.
Filled with believable, yet frightening characters, All the Devils is like a shot of adrenaline to a tired body. A page turner from beginning to end. There are more twists and turns than a back country road and a surprise ending I should have seen coming, but didn't.
Generally, thrillers are not my favorite genre, but with the writers involved in this project, I decided to take a chance and I'm very glad I did. I think if you give it a shot, you might like it as well.
From Genius Book Publishing, All the Devils is available now through Amazon.com.