The Law of Nines

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The Law of Nines

This was an easy-to-read, fast-paced book despite being over 500 pages. It was enjoyable. This book was more plot-driven than emphasizing big words or technical phrases. One item to note is the extensive details given to the mental hospital. They are accurate in types of medicines used and how some mental hospital patients are treated (but without the bad guys being in charge).

One thing to look forward to is the details given when a reader needs them, and then a logical jump to the next section without a lot of unnecessary details to bog down the reader. This trick of his happens a few times and can enhance the story rather than detract. Also, the way he describes the usage, dosages, and reactions of Thorazine is correct. The beauty of this book is it can read like a straightforward mystery-supsense book as well as a science fiction/fantasy story.

Here's what made it a bit boring in places: The overall mention of Thorazine was needed, but it did feel at times like it was being overused. This is a judgement call as other readers may feel the whole hospital scene was perfect as is. Another item was at times (towards the end) it seemed repetitive (during the Daggett Society scenes) and too easy to figure out the bad guys from that point on. Again, a judgment call which every reader will have to decide for him/herself. As these are minor points, it's easy to see how I gave the score I gave to this book.

Book Blurb for The Law of Nines

Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the Midwest, it is cataclysmic. Something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he has just saved has suddenly made him-and everyone he loves-a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence...


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2010 4.25