Title: The Methuselah Man
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Release Date: March 2012
Pages: 350 pages
About the Book:
“GOD, I NEVER KNEW A MAN WHO WANTED SO MUCH TO BE DEAD…OR DESERVED IT MORE.”
These are the opening lines of The Methuselah Man, an international thrill ride that takes you from the halls of power in Washington, to the Las Vegas Strip – with a lethal train ride from Kiev to Istanbul.
The Methuselah Man is the story of…
…President Treem, who is determined to change the nuclear face of the world by unilateral example;
…Vice President Austin, an old-school war hero who will go to any lengths to stop the new policy – including assassination of the President;
…Jared Kennan Cain, a man with a perfect genetic structure whose seeming immortality has left him feeling forever abandoned by God and abducted by a government gone mad; and
…Wes Franklin, a member of the international intelligence network The Cloister of Akhenaten, who races to prevent a nuclear cataclysm of unimaginable magnitude as he gradually discovers the true identity of Jared Kennan Cain — The Methuselah Man
Truth never happens in real time is one of the underlying themes of this gripping thrill ride. The Methuselah Man combines game theory, the Black Plague, human growth hormone, weapons grade plutonium, near death experiences and conspiracy theory for a book with more twists and turns then the Pacific Coast Highway (which also plays a part in the story). If James Patterson and David Baldacci had a baby (with Ian Fleming the proud grandpa), Will Dresser might have been that offspring. This book kept me guessing up until the very end.
The Methuselah Man is the second Wes Franklin book, with a third currently in the works. I can’t wait to go back and read what I missed in book one, Sacrament of Fear. No matter what your opinion on nuclear build-down (or immortality, for that matter), Dresser’s cast of eclectic characters (including strong women) will draw you in and make you care.
My rating: I give The Methuselah Man: 4 1/2 antidotes (to whatever you need an antidote for).
You can find out more about Will Dresser and Wes Franklin at http://www.willdresser.com
Interview with Will Dresser.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review. All opinions are 100% my own.