TITLE: Forty Eight X: The Lemuria Project
AUTHOR: Barry Pollack
PUBLISHER: Medallion Press
PUBLICATION DATE: December 1, 2009
GENRE: Fiction, Political Thriller
On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question. When Egyptian beauty Fala al Shodaha and Israeli Joshua Krantz, scientists in their own right, stumble across the top-secret project, they are determined to uncover its true nature and pursue their quest to Diego Garcia. Tensions mount as Krantz and McGraw clash over the project—and vie for the affection of the lovely Fala. When they discover they aren’t the only ones on the island competing for her attention, shocking truths are revealed that beg the question, Is it too late to save themselves—and the entire human race—from almost certain annihilation? – FROM AMAZON.COM
FROM THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS…For my first political thriller, this was an excellent one. Fascinating read with science, history, and politics. Enjoyed it and recommend it to others looking for a good scientific military thriller. Since it’s a keeper for my shelves, I give it a 4.