Monday, November 11, 2013

Peril by Jordyn Redwood

Dr. Thomas Reeves is at the pinnacle of his career. The Department of Defense has awarded him a lucrative contract for his new research into superior autobiographical memory, which promises the ability to create combat troops able to quickly learn complex battle plans and enact them perfectly under the most demanding battlefield scenarios.

An elite unit has received neural grafts from fetal cadavers of genetically altered brain cells with enhanced NMDA receptors. The results are remarkable . . . until the recipients begin suffering hallucinations, nightmares, paralysis, . . . and death. Dr. Reeves searches for answers, but DOD insiders want him to stop the search.

The situation becomes public when pediatric ICU nurse Morgan Adams, Dr. Reeves’s daughter, is taken hostage by three research subjects in an attempt to force Dr. Reeves into disclosing why they are sick. If answers aren’t revealed within twenty-four hours, patients in the pediatric ICU will be killed.

This spine-tingling conclusion to the Bloodline Trilogy raises spiritual and ethical dilemmas torn directly out of today’s headlines. When does life begin? How far does commitment to family go? And can the sins of the father ever be forgiven?

My review:
    I have been privileged to review all of Jordyn's books she has written so far, and enjoyed each book immensely. As often is the case with new authors, she keeps getting better with each book. I enjoyed the first book, the second was even better, and the third better yet.

  Jordyn seems to have a knack for coming up with some unusual killing methods, weird phenomenon in humans,  and experimentations on humans. This third book was no exception. At the center of the story is two medical doctors struggling with their marriage in the aftermath of losing a baby to death. They become involved the fallout from medical experiments done on soldiers with PSTD, and there is some fascinating things described when the doctors are working on their human lab rats.

 In my opinion, this is the most exciting book in the trilogy. I will try not to give much away, but there is a very exciting hostage situation that had me on the end of my seat, reading as fast as I could.

  This isn't a long book, coming in at 274 pages, shorter than most suspense novels, but Jordyn makes great use of those 274 pages and fills them with a ton of suspense, drama, and even some romance.

  All is not just entertainment. The book deals a lot with forgiveness, not just of others, but of oneself, of the power of God, ethical questions of when does life begin, and how much doctors should try to play God.

  The book couldn't have been better. The author has written a great suspense novel that has a great message, and though her medical knowledge and training comes through in the book, it is put in terms even I could understand. I highly recommend this book, and the whole series, which should be read in order for the most enjoyment.

About the author:

Jordyn Redwood has served patients and their families for nearly 20 years and currently works as a pediatric ER nurse. As a self professed medical nerd and trauma junkie, she was drawn to the
controlled chaotic environments of critical care and emergency nursing. Her love of teaching developed early and she was among the youngest CPR instructors for the American Red Cross at the age of seventeen. Since then, she has continued to teach advanced resuscitation classes to participants ranging from first responders to MD’s.

When she discovered she also had a fondness for answering medical questions for authors, this led to the creation of Redwood’s Medical Edge. This blog is devoted to helping contemporary and historical authors write medically accurate fiction.

Jordyn lives in Colorado with her husband, two daughters and one crazy hound dog. In her spare time she also enjoys reading her favorite authors, quilting and cross stitching.

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Peril, and the rest of The Bloodline Trilogy is available from Kregel Publishing.
Thanks to Kregel for  the review copy.