Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Book Review: Tranquillity Initiative, by Joan Meijer

The Tranquillity Initiative, by Joan Meijer

Paperback: 308 pages
Publisher: Eloquent Books (August 15, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1609114337
Rating: (1 to 5 *): ****

Tranquillity Initiative Book Review

With a reelection on the line, United States President Charles Anderson's administration knows they have to do something about the war in Astrakhan to bring it to an end in their favor. When Anderson gives them carte blanche to do what they need to do, certain members, known only to themselves as the Medici, move forward with an exceedingly top secret initiative called Tranquillity. Tranquillity bombs are dropped on Astrakhan, releasing thousands of Anthrax spores while the bombs self destruct to leave no trace of their origin. However, before they are loaded, two of the bombs turn up missing, and it isn't long before Astrakhan agents accidentally release the spores in America. Suddenly, Anderson has a lot more to worry about than whether he will win the next election, and people are disappearing from Capitol hill.

Author Joan Meijer has a long history in politics and the medical industry, so it is fitting that she would write medical political thrillers. Tranquillity Initiative is very well thought out, with twists and turns that keep the story interesting. The characters are well developed, although I found some of the dialogue to be unnatural. All in all, a very interesting read for political and medical thriller fans.

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