Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Unlimited by Davis Bunn

Simon Orwell is a brilliant student whose life has taken a series of wrong turns. At the point of giving up on his dreams, he gets a call from an old professor who has discovered a breakthrough in a device that would create unlimited energy, and he needs Simon's help.

But once he crosses the border, nothing goes as the young man planned. The professor has been killed and Simon is assaulted and nearly killed by members of a powerful drug cartel.

Now he must take refuge in the only place that will help him, a local orphanage. There, Simon meets Harold Finch, the orphanage proprietor who walked away from a lucrative career with NASA and consulting Fortune 500 companies to serve a higher cause.

With Harold's help, Simon sets out on a quest to uncover who killed the professor and why. In due time, he will discover secrets to both the worldchanging device and his own unlimited potential.

My review:
   Occasionally I run across a book that sounds good, and upon reading it I find it far better than I had anticipated from the book description, and this is one such book. I have read several of Davis Bunn's books in the last few years and have yet to be disappointed. They are full of action and suspense, and Unlimited was not exception.

   The plot of the book is about people trying to make unlimited energy from unused energy. I loved the characters, setting, and plot for the story, and especially liked the main character, Simon. He is a young man who has made some bad choices in life, and it seems nothing is going right for him, but as the book progresses, we see God can change and save even a misfit like him.

  Davis Bunn did a great job of describing scientific and technological terms in language that is easy to understand and be interesting to the reader. I was far from bored while reading this book. A lot happened, and it was written in a way to be very believable and likely to happen.

  The book has it all: action, suspense, bad guys, good guys, romance, corrupt politicians, and God working things out for those who serve Him.

  Interestingly, this story is based on true events. Davis Bunn has done a great job of putting the events in a fictional novel and coming up with a book definitely worth reading. And as an added benefit, I learned a lot.

About the author: 

Davis Bunn is a four-time Christy Award-winning, best-selling author now serving as writer-in-residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Defined by readers and reviewers as a “wise teacher,” “gentleman adventurer,” “consummate writer,” and “Renaissance man,” his work in business took him to over 40 countries around the world, and his books have sold more than seven million copies in sixteen languages.
Unlimited is Davis’s first screenplay to be released as a major motion picture. The book, Unlimited, is a novelization of the screenplay.

Unlimited is available from Broadman and Holman Publishing.

Thanks to B&B Media for the review copy.