By Paul Cleave
This is the first of this author's books I've read, but it certainly won't be my last.
Do scenarios like these actually happen in our world? It appears plausible enough, so why not?
And if this did happen in our world, which side would I choose, if I were to be any part of it. Would I side with life for all, regardless, or be done and dusted with the bad guys?
In this book, anything is possible.
To have a group of highly specialised 'vigilantes' making decisions on who should live and who should die can evoke many different reactions in one, in me. I read, keeping an open mind. This is, after all, a work of fiction. Or is it?
My mother-heart cried for the blind boy who would regain sight at the cost of his father's life. What a gift, although unintentional at that time. But the boy received far, far more than just his father's eyes.
The plot is intricate and yet masterfully revealed. The writing simple and eloquent. That this book originally started out as a Young Adult read is apparent by the paucity of bad language throughout. Like the publisher, I feel it's for a much wider audience.
Brilliant portrayal of characters, brilliant medical research into organ donations and harvesting, and cellular memory.
That it is situated in Christchurch, NZ, with stunning scenery descriptions makes it even more appealing.
Well done, Paul Cleave. Well done!
Author: Paul Cleave
Publisher: Upstart Press