Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: The Card

Van Stone has it all, the perfect family, great friends and the best job in the world. Then, his life falls apart. Thrust into a deadly plot masterminded by unknown enemies, Van is in a race against time to save those closest to him.

As The Card barrels forward, Van, armed with only his best friends, draws on his deductive powers and inner strength, to battle the corrupt forces. Set in Seattle, Washington, this fast paced mystery takes you behind-the-scenes in professional baseball. Full of unexpected twists and high stakes drama, this first in a series adventure will keep you guessing until the final scene.

As fresh as today’s headlines, Jim Devitt, in his debut novel, weaves a suspenseful ride that blows the lid off scientific advancement, in a story of breathtaking action and suspense.

Jim is giving away two ebooks of this selection to two lucky winners. Please leave a comment below to enter. The winners will be chosen on May 20.

About the Author:
The newest chapter of my life has led me to writing. I am publishing my first YA novel and diving into another one. I have authored or co-authored numerous peer reviewed research papers, and presented at several conferences throughout the country. I graduated from Washington State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, and then continued on to earn my Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Miami. I love to snow ski, scuba dive, anything to do with the water and sports of almost any kind. I currently live in Seattle, Washington with my wife Melissa and my son, Gavin.

My review:
The Card is a great young adult novel, yet readers of all ages will enjoy it. The writing was very good and it gave definitive details to describe the characters and the setting to where you felt you were in the story. The author was great at catching your attention from the beginning and then kept it fast-paced to coincide with the action/adventure that was taking place. I particularly liked the positive, good relationships that appeared throughout the story, as in today’s world, we don’t often have many that show those types of relationships still exist. Although, the synopsis would appear to make this book one just for sports lovers, it is not and I think one that will be enjoyed by all that peruse its pages.

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