Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bad Water by Toni Dwiggins + GIVEAWAY

Synopsis:  When a freight truck is hijacked, forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and her partner Walter Shaws track the mineral trail into Death Valley. The stolen cargo they seek is hotter than the desert in August: radioactive waste.

As scientists, Cassie and her partner Walter are familiar with background radiation in the rocks they study. But as a woman of child-bearing age and a man of advancing years, they become acutely aware of the risk of their hunt. How many exposures are too many? What's safe? More immediately, what's lethal?

The geologists find out when the unstable radwaste thief unleashes the power of the unstable atom.

Review: When I first started reading this book I honestly didn't think I was going to be able to finish it. The first few chapters were largely just telling about the radioactive waste. I have never been big on science  (that's why my Bio Anatomy class is gonna kick my butt this semester)! It was hard to keep reading since I really have no interest in what the acronyms RERT or CTC stand for! I have to tell you that this book is FULL of acronyms!

I am glad that I stuck it out though. The book got much better after I got past the first few chapters. There were still LOTS of acronyms and lots of explanation that I didn't feel was necessary BUT the story was GREAT. I never would have guessed that the person behind it all was even involved! Toni Dwiggins did a great job keeping me in suspence!

In the end I LOVED this book! Even with all of the acronyms :)


Please fill out this FORM for your chance to win one of 2 Ebook copies of Bad Water! It truly is a great book! The author has offered a smashwords coupon for the winner to download the format that best suits them!

9 comments:

Anya Millar said...

I have found a lot of books start a little slow or rocky and end great.

Aine

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Darlene said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Rebel said...

A lot of the time I can't start a book, but by the end i'm in love with it.

Collette said...

Sounds like an adventure! Anything I can do to help :-)

Donna said...

Entered giveaway and left you messages (facebook). I also posted your contest to My Life.'s face book. Donna

Intoxicated by Books said...

Thanks Donna :)

Joni said...

I would like to be entered into the giveaway. This book sounds interesting even though it was hard to get started.

Jill Elizabeth said...

I agree - a lot of stuff starts slow, especially if it's a tech-ish topic and the author wants to make sure you have enough background to be able to lost yourself in the story later... I sometimes wish they'd spread that background out more, but I guess it's better to do a dump and then leave you to the story than to keep the pace slow throughout! Thanks for the giveaway... :)

Sheila Deeth said...

I've found that too--slow starts with lots to explain, or else quick starts that suddenly take time out to explain.