Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Shortcake by Christopher Gorham Calvin
Deep in the Soul Wind Forest, outside the city of Eden, is a government facility where two young children of science were born or engineered as super human soldiers. A boy and a girl, both demonstrating remarkable abilities and each endowed with the ability to kill. When the girl, Amanda, escapes the facility things begin to change. Focus shifts to the boy, Evan, as a way to redeem the project and the substantial investment it represents. Things begin to spiral out of control when two later Evan escapes an island dedicated to top secret government training and makes his way back to Eden looking for revenge.
Meanwhile, a serial killer from nearby Jericho City makes his way back to his hometown of Eden. The police comb the forest searching for any sign of the killer or what he may be planning.
Chaos ensues as these two events near their conclusions. It becomes a race to not just catch the bad guys but to save the city.
I very much enjoyed this book and was drawn in from the beginning. Because the author did such a good job with character development, I found myself invested in the characters and their well being.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys thrillers, especially those that make you think.