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Poison Pill

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

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    This book will keep you on the end of your seat, a page turner f

    This book will keep you on the end of your seat, a page turner for sure. Is the poison pill a murder story? Will anyone here ever live a normal life, as in what is normal?
    We travel to different parts of the world, and a chance meeting at the airport in NY starts this captivating story. Olga Muller is a high tech lawyer, working at a company that really does not appreciate her talents. She is headed to Turkey, and she bumps into Benedict Vicker who is employed as an antiquities expert. He is actually a man of many talents.
    The author has done a wonderful job of developing these characters. We travel, with the feeling that we are actually there. There are some funny episodes, but there are more scary things going on. With millions of dollars on the line, you will see where all of this takes you.
    If you enjoy mystery and suspense, which this book is full of, this is one fantastic read. The book is highly researched in both science and law. Don't miss this one!

    I received this book Orangeberry Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2012

    A great read. Exotic settings, deep characters and a fast mov

    A great read.

    Exotic settings, deep characters and a fast moving plot - a great book to curl up with on a cold winter night.

    Looking forward to Maria's next page turner!

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  • Posted November 15, 2012


    Full disclosure: I am acquainted with the author, and purchased Poison Pill because I know her.

    Fuller disclosure: I would not give this book five stars unless I really meant it. I was absolutely sucked in by the writing, the characters, and the pacing. Granovsky draws heavily from her experience in both science and law to spin a tale that is exhilarating yet never implausible. The book almost unfolds in reverse, with a prologue setting the stage for a story that reveals the the protagonists' objectives and the reasoning behind their tactics bit by bit, with the full picture only coming into focus at the end. I was compelled to stay up to read just one more chapter, again and again, until it was well past my bedtime and I had resigned myself to sleepwalking through the next day at work, realizing sleep would be impossible without knowing how it all played out. In this regard, there are echoes of Dan Brown and John Grisham, though Granovsky's writing (and particularly, her ear for dialogue) is far stronger than Brown's and noses out Grisham's.

    Poison Pill also offers strong (but implicit, and never preachy) critiques of the patent/for-profit science field and the scorched earth tactics that typify high-stakes litigation. I am sure that every law firm associate who reads this book will fantasize about finding him/herself in the shoes of the main character and escaping the office tower in pursuit of adventure and fortune, especially if that fortune comes at the expense of the clients and partners who conspire (it seems) to make us miserable.

    But more than anything, Poison Pill is just a fantastic read. I commend the author on a job extraordinarily well done, and eagerly await her next novel.

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