Friday, June 19, 2009

Book Review - The Archangel Project

The Archangel Project
C. S Graham
Harper (2008), Mass Market Paperback384 pages
Advance Reader Copy

During a paranormal case study, October Guinness uses her unusual gift of remote viewing to accidentally uncover a government conspiracy. When people around her begin to die, including the administrator of the test and then others that were close or connected to her, she is forced to a life on the run. Jax Alexander, an operative from a non-respected branch of the CIA, is sent to investigate October’s disappearance and uncovers an intricate plot to assassinate the Vice President. Together, using October’s gift and Jax’s skills as an agent the two must work together to unravel and stop the assassination.

I liked the idea of remote viewing as a plot device and this appealed to me as both a unique and interesting inclusion. I also enjoyed the idea of a conspiracy spawned by a branch of the government. All of which made this book a very fast and rather enjoyable read for me. The plot was, however, a bit predictable and there were points when too many characters were introduced in short choppy chapters that slowed up the flow of the story. Nota as tight as some stories of this genre that I’ve read but certainly worth the two or three nights it’ll take you to read.

3 ½ out of 5 Stars

The Alternative
November 30th, 2008
Southeast Wisconsin

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