Dr. Thomas Reeves is at the pinnacle of his career. The Department of Defense has awarded him a lucrative contract for his new research into superior autobiographical memory, which promises the ability to create combat troops able to quickly learn complex battle plans and enact them perfectly under the most demanding battlefield scenarios.
An elite unit has received neural grafts from fetal cadavers of genetically altered brain cells with enhanced NMDA receptors. The results are remarkable . . . until the recipients begin suffering hallucinations, nightmares, paralysis, . . . and death. Dr. Reeves searches for answers, but DOD insiders want him to stop the search.
The situation becomes public when pediatric ICU nurse Morgan Adams, Dr. Reeves’s daughter, is taken hostage by three research subjects in an attempt to force Dr. Reeves into disclosing why they are sick. If answers aren't revealed within twenty-four hours, patients in the pediatric ICU will be killed.
This spine-tingling conclusion to the Bloodline Trilogy raises spiritual and ethical dilemmas torn directly out of today’s headlines. When does life begin? How far does commitment to family go? And can the sins of the father ever be forgiven?
The medical authenticity in this novel was amazing! It is obvious that Redwood knows what she's talking about when it comes to her portrayal of the medical scenes and drama, and Peril is brilliantly written. It is not for the faint of heart, because if you're not willing to loose an entire night's sleep, wait till you have time to read it! I went 24 hours with no sleep because I stayed up to read this unforgettable and extraordinary story. I work in retail, and I must say, my coworkers were very patient with me in the aftermath! I was in no rush to read the book, but I was hooked from the very first page.
Redwood weaves a story with characters I could relate to, a story line I could follow, despite not knowing a lot of advanced medical terms, and a setting that was fascinating the entire way through. The multiple story lines kept me turning pages frantically, involving me with everyone in the story. I was sad when it ended, but I know Redwood will continue to astound us with her talent and excellent writing in the future.
This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.