9.09.2013

Book Review ~ Unlimited by Davis Bunn



Suspense

Back of the book:

Simon Orwell is a brilliant student whose life has taken a series of wrong turns. At the point of giving up on his dreams, he gets a call from an old professor who has discovered a breakthrough in a device that would create unlimited energy. He needs Simon's help.

Upon crossing the border, nothing goes as the young man planned. The professor has been killed, and Simon is assaulted and nearly taken out by members of a powerful drug cartel.

Now he must take refuge in the only place that will help him, a local orphanage. There, Simon meets Harold Finch, the orphanage proprietor who walked away from a lucrative career with NASA and consulting Fortune 500 companies to serve a higher cause.

With Harold's help, Simon sets out on a quest to uncover who killed the professor and why. In due time, he will discover secrets to both the world-changing device and his own unlimited potential.

My thoughts:

There are a couple of elements that I really appreciate about Davis Bunn's work. The first is that the story doesn't need a build up. From the first page of the prologue you are immediately dropped into the middle of the action. No need for tedious background information, you get to experience the revelations as they happen right along with the characters.

Another thing I like about them are the timeliness of the subject. With this account in particular you feel like you could pick up a paper and the story would be in the headlines. We've all watched as the drug cartel has gained a stranglehold on Mexico.

In Unlimited there seems to be a small haven of peace in the little town of Ojinaga. The mayor of the town, Enrique Morales, is touted as the conquering hero for eradicating the cartel from the area. But as is the case with many things, you can't always believe what you see.

This is a great story about the power of Truth over a lie. It is a story of good and evil. It is suspense mixed in with tender compassion. The spiritual and physical maturing of the main character Simon will leave you wanting to continue his story after the final page.

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