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Lawrence Verigin
Dark Seed
A disillusioned journalist and the grieving daughter of a murdered scientist uncover an immoral and destructive global plot by the largest developer of genetically engineered seed and its parent pharmaceutical conglomerate. Nick Barnes and Morgan Elles learn that the goal of the man behind the organizations is complete control of human existence. He eliminates opposition and interference without hesitation or remorse. The couple quickly find themselves fighting for their lives. And yours. Grab hold for a wild ride with this exciting high concept thriller that tackles one of the big issues of our time.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 6 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 6.75 out of 10


In Verigin's thriller, Nick Barnes and Morgan Elles work to uncover the malicious deeds of a huge conglomerate that spreads toxic genetically engineered food and peddles pharmaceuticals to cure the diseases caused by that food. Nick and Morgan’s attempts to evade pursuers from that company are exciting and well plotted, although their journey is a bit too long. The characters’ choices are often based on premonitions, which makes for some too-pat narrative outcomes, and the message that genetically engineered foods are bad is a bit heavy handed at times.

Date Submitted: June 15, 2016