CLARION FOREWORD REVIEW
Four Stars (out of five)
"GOD, I NEVER KNEW A MAN WHO WANTED SO MUCH TO BE DEAD...OR DESERVED IT MORE."
These are the opening lines of The Methuselah Man, an international thrill ride that takes you from the halls of power in Washington, to the Las Vegas
Strip - with a lethal train ride from Kiev to Istanbul.
The Methuselah Man is the story of...
...President Treem, who is determined to change the nuclear face of the world by unilateral example;
...Vice President Austin, an old-school war hero who will go to any lengths to stop the new policy - including assassination of the President;
...Jared Kennan Cain, a man with a perfect genetic structure whose seeming immortality has left him feeling forever abandoned by God and abducted by a government gone mad; and
...Wes Franklin, a member of the international intelligence network The Cloister of Akhenaten, who races to prevent a nuclear cataclysm of unimaginable magnitude as he gradually discovers the true identity of Jared Kennan Cain - The Methuselah Man
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Truth never happens in real time is one of the underlying themes of this gripping thrill ride. The Methuselah Man combines game theory, the Black Plague, human growth hormone, weapons grade plutonium, near death experiences and conspiracy theory for a book with more twists and turns then the Pacific Coast Highway (which also plays a part in the story). If James Patterson and David Baldacci had a baby (with Ian Fleming the proud grandpa), Will Dresser might have been that offspring. This book kept me guessing up until the very end. The Methuselah Man is the second Wes Franklin book, with a third currently in the works. I can't wait to go back and read what I missed in book one, Sacrament of Fear. No matter what your opinion on nuclear build-down (or immortality, for that matter), Dresser's cast of eclectic characters (including strong women) will draw you in and make you care. I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.
I enjoy a good thriller. I particularly enjoy Shenanigans at the Vatican or The White House. Heaven only knows that there is enough in both places to draw from. Wes Franklin is a quiet American Hero. He and his associates ave more training and higher IQ's than the average person. Even more than the average hero. The beginning would lead you to believe that Joe Rosenfeld and Liz Charles are miscreants of the worst kind. You meet them while they are doing everything in their power to make sure that remains will be disposed of in such a way that any friend, family or for that matter, enemy, will never locate what they have turned over a man whose job it is to bury the dead. A little hush money changes hands and they leave the cemetery assured that their request will be honored. This is not, the beginning of the story, but a point much closer to the end. We are soon taken to a point that paints the picture of what led Rosenfeld and Charles to this point, doing this deed. It is a typical day in their offices. Rosenfeld seeing his patients and Charles, his long time friend and secretary going about their business. A new patient comes into the office, he has no appointment but has been referred in a way that Liz perceives as urgent. Since there is time, Dr Rosenfeld agrees to see him. The man is Jared Cain. One look at him and it is apparent that he is in a bad way. He is ill. Very ill. Which is the reason he sought out Dr. Rosenfeld, who has made a name for himself as a writer. His books include one detailing what happens during a near death experience. Once he discloses this to the doctor, hold on to your seat, you are about to take off on an adventure the likes of which you have never experiences before. This is a fast moving story with many twists and turns. Nearly all of the characters are compelling and likable. The politics and dark undertone of life in DC seems to ring true. Each character has a story behind them and each and every one is, or at least borders on, extraordinary. There is a back story here as well. It is a low throbbing hum, upon which the rest of the book flows. I found myself literally holding my breath at the end. I was both gratified to see how it all came together, and sorry that this grand ride was over. At least for now. I know that I am hoping for a sequel! Recommended with enthusiasm!