Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Ark

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Touchstone; 1 edition (May 11, 2010)

***Special thanks to Mallika Dattatreya and Ashley Hewlett of Touchstone/Fireside Publicity, Simon & Schuster, Inc. for sending me a review copy.***


Boyd Morrison is an industrial engineer with ten U.S. patents to his name who has worked for prestigious companies ranging from NASA to Microsoft's X-BOX Games Group and RCA Electronics. He is also a "Jeopardy!" champion and a professional actor who has appeared in commercials, stage plays, and films.

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Product Details:

List Price: $24.99

Hardcover: 420 pages

Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (May 11, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1439181799

ISBN-13: 978-1439181799


The Ark by Boyd Morrison is a fast-paced action packed thriller that will get readers racing through the pages to find out what happens next. Dilara Kenner answers the call of her father's friend Sam but he is assassinated with poison right in front of her, with only enough time to say a few words, including the name Tyler Locke. On her way to find Tyler and why Sam was murdered, she faces two attempts on her life, making Sam's wild claim that her father had discovered Noah's Ark plausible. Dilara and Tyler team up to figure out who is trying to kill them both and what that has to do with a threat that may kill billions of people in just a few days. Morrison knows how to keep readers engaged; it's more than 100 pages into the story before any real plot is explained, the characters are so busy running for their lives, they have little time to figure anything out. Once they do, the tension really ratchets up as they are on a quest to save the world with a very short deadline and facing a megalomaniac billionaire who will do anything to cleanse the world of the diseased flesh of humanity. Readers looking for Christian fiction will be disappointed. There is some mild profanity, a touch of sex, and no serious talk about faith. Readers expecting a rip-roaring ride will be thrilled. Morrison creates an interesting twist on the Noah's Ark story everyone is familiar with, without being overtly blasphemous (although he will catch some flack from the Christian market, I'm sure). I loved it and hope that Morrison has more plans for Dilara and Tyler.