Title: Forty-Eight X: the Lemuria Project
Author: Barry Pollack
What I Have to Say: I'm beginning to think that Louisiana is some weird black hole in the United States. When I get books shipped there, it always takes them AGES to arrive, if they ever do that is. It's like they're just suctioned out of the world. Anyhow, I was supposed to read this book for the Pump Up Your Books tours, and I was sure it was going to arrive before I left for Japan. It did not. I thought for sure it would at least arrive in time to get forwarded to me. Nope. I then thought that it had to at least arrive before the day I was supposed to review it. It still hasn't arrived.
So I don't know what the deal is.
In any case, I think this book looks absolutely fabulous, and I LOVED reading Barry Pollack's guest post, so you know I'll be looking forward to reading this book when and if it ever does arrive. In the meantime, I hope you'll check out the summary, and, if you haven't done so yet, go back and check out his guest post.
Summary: 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?