Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Book Tour and Review: The Ark by Boyd Morrison

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

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Touchstone; 1 edition (May 11, 2010)
***Special thanks to Mallika Dattatreya and Ashley Hewlett of Touchstone/Fireside Publicity, Simon & Schuster, Inc. for sending me a review copy.***

My Review:

I started this on Sunday afternoon and read it for about 3 hours straight.  I then picked it back up on Monday and except for a small nap I read it  until the end.  I think The Ark could be described as a non-stop thrill ride.  The plot feels believable, like something that could really happen but still a fiction story to enjoy.  I really liked the characters of Tyler, Dilara and Grant.  They were well-developed and I felt I got to know them (though I would love to read another book involving them).  The bad guys are also very evil and contrast the good guys well.

I enjoyed the plot line and watching it develop.  I was constantly surprised by things that happened.  It was well-plotted and well-pace for an entertaining read.  I enjoyed reading about the various projects that Tyler's engineering consulting firm had on their plate (and from reading the afterword, some of them are real).  There was so much to this novel that made it truly an enjoyable read.  I felt like I was in the midst of the adventure and often found myself holding my breath awaiting the outcome.  I woke up Monday wondering what would happen next and could not wait to pick up the book.

I highly recommend The Ark to lovers of adventure suspense novels.  It's also wonderful in the fact that curse words are not laced through the book, there are just a few places some are used, but they are definitely not in excess.

If you love Raymond Khoury, I believe you will like Boyd Morrison and suggest you give him a try.  I look forward to future books by him.

My Rating:  4.75/5.0


Boyd Morrison is an industrial engineer with ten U.S. patents to his name who has worked for prestigious companies ranging from NASA to Microsoft's X-BOX Games Group and RCA Electronics. He is also a "Jeopardy!" champion and a professional actor who has appeared in commercials, stage plays, and films.

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 420 pages
Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (May 11, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439181799
ISBN-13: 978-1439181799