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  • 978-1-940419-16-9 B0711HWNHN
  • pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 09/2017
  • 978-1-940419-15-2
  • 260 pages
  • $9.99
Hardcover Details
  • 09/2017
  • 978-1-940419-18-3
  • 260 pages
  • $27.99
The Han Agent (Microes)
Amy Rogers, author

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

In the 1930s, Japanese scientists committed heinous crimes in their quest for the ultimate biological weapon.

The war ended. Their mission did not.

Eighty years later, Japanese-American scientist Amika Nakamura won’t let rules stand between her and scientific glory. When the ambitious young virologist defies a ban on the genetic manipulation of influenza, she’s expelled from the university. Desperate to save her career, she accepts a position with a pharmaceutical company in Tokyo. Soon after, a visit to a disputed island entangles her in a high-profile geopolitical struggle between Japan and China. Applying her singular expertise with bird flu in a risky experiment may be the only way out. Little does she know that Japanese ultranationalists and a legacy of unpunished war crimes lurk in the shadows, manipulating people, politics, and science.

But DNA doesn’t lie. Amika uncovers a shocking truth: a deadly virus is about to put the “gene” in genocide.

Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 8.25 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: This novel is plotted well, flows smoothly, and contains many surprises. Readers will certainly be engaged throughout.

Prose: The writing is clear and effective, while the pacing keeps readers turning pages.

Originality: This novel—about Japanese-Chinese relations and biological weapons in the 1930s—is original and engaging. Additionally, there are several twists and turns that are handled admirably.

Character Development: Amika is well developed and feels real and relatable. The other main characters, while not as vivid, are also solidly developed.

Date Submitted: August 23, 2017

Formats
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 978-1-940419-16-9 B0711HWNHN
  • pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 09/2017
  • 978-1-940419-15-2
  • 260 pages
  • $9.99
Hardcover Details
  • 09/2017
  • 978-1-940419-18-3
  • 260 pages
  • $27.99

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