I have a lot of respect for authors who are willing to listen to reviews. This author recently edited and republished this book, and issues mentioned by previous reviewers have now been taken care of. More importantly, what has emerged is a very fine story that is striking as well as compelling.
Having read the first book by this author that contained the same main character, Dr. Bob Kramer, I was interested to see how he would continue. While I found Dr. Kramer a little irritating in A Death At Camp David, in this book, he was more amusing. Anyone who orders their martini shaken not stirred can’t be that bad!
The mesh of the plot was well developed and kept this reader on their toes. With a little misdirection and distractions thrown in, it’s a fun read with a solid foundation. It’s definitely another wonderful addition to my summer reading.
This book has been named as a finalist for:
- BEST SECOND NOVEL in the 2018 NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS.
- BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL in the 2018 BOOK TALK RADIO CLUB AWARDS.
When a disgruntled astronaut decides to get revenge, all hell breaks loose! By the time the final flight of the Russian space capsule, Soyuz, docks at the International Space Station, Derek Johnson — one of its passengers and the oldest astronaut to fly in space — is sick with a severe case of food poisoning that does not respond to antibiotics, and he soon dies. Recruited to assist NASAs medical team, Dr. Bob Kramer, a forensic toxicologist and expert witness, concludes that the cause of Johnson’s death is a mutated form of Campylobacter jejuni bacteria that is not normally found in nature. In SOYUZ: The Final Flight — a captivating, page-turning, science fiction thriller — space exploration, mental illness, and forensic toxicology collide at the intersection of good and evil as Kramer unravels the source of a mysterious incident and suspicious deaths aboard the International Space Station.