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The Enclave by Karen Hancock

There are very few really good Christian Science Fiction novels out there. This one is pretty good. There's all the drama and suspense of a good mystery, plus the Mad Scientist, but which one is he?

clip_image002If you have read more than a couple of book reviews by me, you know by now that I cannot stand a novel full of flashbacks and all the switching between characters when there is absolutely no thread to connect them. This is like that through the first half of the book. I promised to review it, so I truly suffered through it. If you don't mind that kind of thing, then you'll probably like this offering.

After the first half of the book and just before meeting the frog-eating monster again, I settled into a really good thriller. It isn't preachy, but it does raise some scientific questions about just how far will God let man play god.

The characters are well developed, for the most part. The innocents are protected. The villain and villains get their just reward, a satisfactory climax with no real loose ends. Those are the milestones that a good, satisfying novel must meet and Karen Hancock did it. However, I really don't like it when a character shows a modicum of good sense and wisdom then loses it all somewhere in the middle acting really stupid just for a twist in the story line. That was not well done, but if you aren't reading to do a review, it most likely won't bother you.

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When science tries to play God, Can one man summon the courage to stand in its way?

When Lacey McHenry accepts a prestigious research fellowship at the world-renowned Kendall-Jakes Longevity Institute, she sees it as a new start on life. But when a disturbing late-night encounter with a bizarre intruder leads to a cover-up by Institute authorities, she soon realizes all isn't as it seems.

Caught in an elaborate game of deception and seduction, her only ally seems to be the brilliant but absent-minded geneticist, Cameron Reinhardt. A favorite of the Institute's charismatic director, Cameron, too,

came to K-J hoping to escape his past. But the more he learns about Lacey's attacker, the more he fears that the past still pursues him.

Not certain they can trust each other, Cameron and Lacey reluctantly work together to uncover the shocking secrets that lurk behind the Institute's respectable fa�ade - secrets that turn out to be bigger, stranger, and far more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.

Praise for Karen Hancock's books:

"Multiple Christy Award winner Karen Hancock has created a story world rich in detail and depth. Her well-written characters draw you into their world with their triumphs and struggles, failures and successes, heartbreak and joy. Return of the Guardian King holds to the same high standards set in the previous books, making the whole series keepers on my shelf."

~Cheryl Russell for Infuzemag.com

Order The Enclave from Christian Book Distributors, Barnes and Noble , Amazon.com or your local bookstore.

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1 comment:

karenhancock said...

Hi Gina!

I love the photo in your blog header! It's beautiful.

Thanks for taking the time to read The Enclave and write a review. I appreciate your efforts in helping to bring it to people's attention.

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