Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Breed Apart by Pierre Davis




Book Description: Lt. Elliot Elliot, aka E Squared. A botched drug raid yanks him off the street and into a cubicle at the Pearson Institute of Health Sciences, where he's reduced to hunting down stolen laptops. Then the ultimate insult: track down an escaped lab animal, a seventy-five-pound black Labrador retriever. But the dog turns out to be an extraordinary creature at the heart of an international collision between science, money, lust, and life itself. And as Elliot struggles to understand what's going on, the dog must wage its own desperate battle for survival . Elliot encounters a trophy wife from his own past, a professional killer with a medieval bent, a comatose surgeon with a checkered history, and a billionaire locked in a frantic struggle to stay alive--all connected to a dog that guards a secret far deadlier than anyone can imagine.
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Dell (May 19, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0440245087
ISBN-13: 978-0440245087
My Thoughts: This was the first book to be read from my Kindle, so it will always have a soft spot just for that. This is a medical thriller meets hard working detective book meets ruthless contract killer. Since I like to read these kinds of books this was great. What grabbed me and made me want to read it in the first place was the dog. I am a sucker for a dog and this one was wonderful, smart, brave and did I mention smart? Much of the story deals with stem cell research and I have my on personal opinions about that. I mention this so you will know in case that will effect your desire to read it. I found it to be a compulsive read that was hard to put down.
Challenges:
100+ Reading Challenge
RYOB Challenge
medical thriller, detective, stem cell research, dog

4 comments:

Mary said...

I had to comment when I saw you read it on a kindle. I have a kindle2 since late February. I LOVE IT! One thing I've noticed is that I read "faster". The first book I read on it, after a couple of pages, I forgot I was reading on a device. Kind of crazy. I still read "real" books but I'm starting to prefer the kindle.

I note at the end of a review if the book was read on kindle. People always comment about that. Kind of fun.

Teddyree said...

I haven't heard of this author but I love medical thrillers, my faves being anything by Tess Gerritsen. Have you read hers & would this be comparable?

Sharon said...

Mary, I think I'm going to love my Kindle2 too. I know what you mean about forgetting about the device. The story just flows. I think I'll do as you said and make note if it was read on the Kindle.

Teddyree, I've never read any books by Gerritsen, but I think maybe I should with your reccomendation! Thanks.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I, too, love Tess Gerritsen books. You should try one. They are separate, self-contained stories so it doesn't matter which you start with.