Saturday, August 1, 2015

Trial Run by Thomas Locke Book #Review

Reese Clawson's work is mind-bending--literally. Her company specializes in global data analysis for an elite group of industry executives, and now a lucrative government contract is moving her into the realm of cutting-edge intelligence gathering. She is determined to crack the limits of consciousness--and in doing so, the boundaries of secrets and lies. But her experiment crashes as test subjects slide into a coma-like state. Reese is left scrambling to maintain control, drawing three disparate people into the search for answers--an adrenaline-amped thrill junkie with altered brain chemistry, an Italian scientist working on remote-viewing technology, and a math prodigy whose algorithms subvert computer encryption.

Will this piecemeal team prevail when a government operative is sent to investigate? As the threads of perception and reality become tangled and even time itself twists in unexpected directions, one warning remains clear: what you don't know can kill you.

MY THOUGHTS-This book I actually had a hard time with. I pushed through the the end and I liked it more as it got going but it did take me probably 100 pages or so before I wrapped my head around what was going on. This is definitely not a book for people who have a hard time with technical jargon or fantasy style books. I expected a thriller/mystery and instead got mystical ascents into other planes, lots of tech talk that was hard to follow and lots of characters.

It starts off with several different character perspectives and then they all weave in together over halfway through the book. But at the beginning it is very confusing and I literally had to flip back pages to see who was talking. I kept trying to put them all together but they didn't fit, obviously until later in the book. The thing that kind of lost me was the ascents into other planes. It was really out there and not my normal reading style at all. I have read a few fantasy books so I know the type of things they put in there but I wasn't expecting it.

So, I had a bit of a hard time with it but once I got near the end it was a little more interesting. Things were falling into place and I was seeing ideas come forth. Still a little confusing and the tech terms are still way above my head. If you can understand the things these characters are saying, then definitely give it a try:) I may or may not read the next one in the series.

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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