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Eden Prophecy
by Graham Brown
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Bantam, 2012 (2012)
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*   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Former CIA agent Hawker is again teamed up with NRI operative Danielle Laidlaw on a whirlwind assignment that takes them from Paris to Beirut as they try to stop a fanatical cult from unleashing a virus that will have a devastating effect on mankind.

As with the previous novels featuring this pair, the author combines religion (Garden of Eden), science (immortality), and modern day terrorists to create a heady mix of action and adventure that will entertain those who aren't too demanding when it comes to this type of formulaic fiction.

The relationship between the two key protagonists continues to be pretty much a major yawn; she likes him, but he's not that interested. The story develops at a fairly rapid pace, which means you probably won't question some of the premises the plot is built upon. That's probably a good thing since the house of cards Brown constructs could easily collapse under close scrutiny.

If you're looking for a bit of a mindless diversion while sitting in the airport or before falling asleep at night, you'll probably find The Eden Prophecy will work , but don't expect Brown to deliver anything really memorable.

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