I was told by a friend that I might like to read The EvoAngel by Ellen King Rice. When I saw the subject, I said “Oh, no! This does not look like my type of book.” Boy was I wrong! Normally, when I see a self-published story, I worry about punctuation, spelling, grammar and writing skills. In all of these categories, this book excels. Ms Rice was a wildlife biologist before she turned to writing. Readers will rejoice over her career change.
The story revolves around three generations of women who live near Olympia, WA. Their lives are altered by biological changes in their bodies. The grandmother is an expert on mushrooms and has an unusual side effect from the mushrooms. The daughter develops super running speed. The granddaughter has her mother’s speed and more. Unwanted publicity attracts the attention of three different branches of the National Security Agency. The trio also are the recipients of unwanted attention by a psycho doctor and her really evil step brother. The evil duo are up against two good policemen, a talented female graduate assistant, her professor who is the husband of the middle generation of the three generations of women, his boss at the university, and a variety of friends and family.
Unless you are a biologist, you will learn a lot about genes, DNA and RNA, and mushrooms. These are areas in which I have very little knowledge and thought I would never want to know more. Another reason why I was proven wrong. And yet the story moved along at break neck speed. The ending leaves room for a possible follow up novel while closing this chapter of the adventures of the family.
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