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Monday, March 19, 2012

Review of Liquid Fear

Liquid Fear 

Liquid Fear
Scott Nicholson
Haunted Computer Books 2011
ISBN 9781452494715

   A ten year old pharmaceutical experiment by Dr. Briggs is suddenly brought back to life. Like all good thrillers, this experiment is done for the good of human kind. Dr. Briggs has been testing two new drug, Seethe and Halcyon, that will help with PTSD and help soldiers in war. Seethe will bring out the hard edged person in you and Halcyon will make you forget. 
  In the initial part of the experiment, the drugs were tested on six very different individuals. As our story commences, we have five of the six who are drawn back into a game of cat and mouse with the goal being to bring them all back to The Monkey House.
   I am not a big horror/thriller fan; but I have made an exception for Scott Nicholson. He writes with such depth and imagination that it is hard to not like his books. This psychological thriller is no different. He keeps you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end. If you are not familiar with the author, he tends to confuse you in the beginning and in small steps along the way, unravels the plot. In this book , he has quite the cast of characters that are unique and vulnerable. Some strong, some weak, but all are able to show their dark, evil side that lies underneath the surface. Dr. Briggs is like the devil incarnate and the mad scientist all wrapped into one greedy, over-bearing package.
   You see the ugly side of the the government and the pharmaceutical industry. Greed, lust for fame, fortune, and the flesh all wrapped into one engaging story that is sure to please. I will let you decide how much may be true and how much is a figment of the authors imagination. Would you be able to resist the need? You decide if you would be strong enough to "Take one every four hours or else!" 
   Disclosure: I received this book from the author.

I give Liquid Fear 5 out of 5 stars 
   


3 comments:

  1. Thank you Beth and thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Nicholson Strikes Again
    In his latest offering, author Scott Nicholson yet again moves into new territory by creating a story full of action, mystery, thrills, and paranoia. Focused on a group of people who volunteered for an experimental-drug trial ten years ago, this story will have you flipping the pages to keep up with the fast-paced action all the way until the end.

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