28 March 2011 ~ 1 Comment

New World Orders by Edward G. Talbot

If you were to cross a rich man who has managed to get his fingers into nearly all facets of the government, research and more with the coming end of the world, you’d get New World Orders by Edward Talbot. This intriguing novel of science fiction and government cover up is not only fast-paced, but very well written. I blazed through this one in just a few days and lost quite a few hours of sleep staying up late to find out “what’s next”.

The books is very well polished. There is no confusing dialog and I didn’t see any glaring issues with the timeline or grammar. If the author had not contacted me with a gift copy of this book, I would not never guessed it was independently published. Well done, Mr. Talbot.

Where this books shines and shines brightly is in character development. By the end of this novel, I felt like I knew Jack and why he was driven. All of the characters have such rich personalities, yet each very distinctive. None of them ran together for me. I also liked that while this appears to be a first in a planned series, it was a complete story. No big cliffhangers, but just enough of a tease to make me look forward to reading the next one.

The only real problem I had with this book was how the fast forward of time occurred. While the author handled it well, it felt a little too “dumped”. Like “okay, let’s stop here and just pick right up – the readers will have to fend for themselves.” However, I’m not sure if it was entirely a bad thing because it did make the big shock an even bigger shocker. I’m a bit torn on that one.

Overall, I love conspiracy theories and while this one was a bit far-fetched (too far reaching), I am still half convinced it’s true 😉

I would recommend this book to those who like a good suspense reader as well as light SciFi fans.

Description:
“The Planet Was Smoking” 

In the nineteen-sixties, a group of wealthy men concludes that it’s already too late to stop global warming from destroying the planet. But they have a plan to save themselves.

Twenty years later, Jack Crowley and Jim Patterson stumble onto the conspiracy, and every answer they find is accompanied by more questions – and more deaths.

Jack is a former idealist, turned cynical by his years working as a New York tabloid editor. But his enthusiasm returns as he looks into the work of a NASA scientist who tells Jack about cover-ups at the space agency. Jim is a detective with little patience for conspiracy nuts. But he hates loose ends, and is unable to let go of the inconsistencies in another suspicious NASA death. Soon, his investigation leads him to Jack, and they join forces.

As Jack and Jim dig deeper, they are targeted by the type of killers that don’t usually miss. From Washington to Las Vegas to the Middle East, they manage to stay one step ahead of their pursuers in a race to expose the truth, and maybe, just maybe, save the world.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2011: 20

One Response to “New World Orders by Edward G. Talbot”

  1. Sarah Allen 1 April 2011 at 12:38 am Permalink

    Ooh, looks interesting. Great review, thanks for sharing 🙂

    Sarah Allen
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