Thompson's debut novel addresses an interesting possibility. Supposing
that condemned criminals were not actually being executed, but were
put into a comatose state and then pronounced dead by a physician
with devious motives. The doctor would then transport the body to
a top-secret military site where scientists would revive the supposedly
dead prisoner and use him as a guinea pig for testing biological
weapons and vaccines.
Willis had been sentenced to die by lethal injection. When he awoke
to find himself strapped to a bed in a stark white room surrounded
by silent, faceless people dressed in white bio-hazard suits his
confusion was indeed profound. He was supposed to be dead. Was this
Heaven or Hell?
An Army lieutenant
stumbles on the situation and decides that he needs to rescue Ramon.
It's a daring plan and the soldier is killed in the getaway, but
Ramon escapes and survives. The colonel in charge of the research
project can't afford to have Ramon on the loose. His freedom would
endanger the entire program. It quickly becomes obvious to Ramon
that anybody who helps him will also be marked for death. In desperation,
he turns to newspaper reporter Lena Dryer to help him get his story
into the hands of someone powerful enough to help.
book has an amazing pace to it. As I read it, I kept looking for
a place to rest but it never came. The author takes his readers
through a thrilling, non-stop chase scene that spans well over a
hundred pages. The ending is not exactly what you would expect,
but it's definitely not disappointing. This is a very good read,
bound to please all adventure lovers.