The Boy Who Glowed in the Dark (Nadia Tesla #3)
With one mysterious e-mail, Bobby Kungenook—the teenage hockey phenom living undercover and guarding part of a revolutionary scientific breakthrough—realizes someone else shares his secret. The sender summons Bobby from New York to a rendezvous in radioactive Japan. There, with the help of Bobby’s guardian, Nadia Tesla, the two will fo...more
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I hadn't noticed this book was the final part in a series until I started reading. By then, it was too late to turn around as I was immediately pulled into the story. Yes, I felt like I missed certain things because I hadn't read the first two books, but no, this never really bothered as the story still can be read and understood (it's just the backstory that's somewhat lacking).
I was intrigued by the title, The Boy Who Glowed ...more
As a fan of The Boy From Reactor 4 and The Boy Who Stole From the Dead, I couldn’t wait for this next book in the series to come out. Turns out it was worth every minute of that wait.
The hunt for a formula that could counteract the effect of radiation poisoning leads Ukrainian-born hockey prodigy Bobby Kungenook, a survivor of Chornobyl, to the nuclear wasteland of Fukushima, Japan. Bobby’s aunt and protector, the indomitable Nadia Tesla, accompanies him. Bu ...more
I did not realize "The Boy Who Glowed in the Dark" is part of a trilogy until I started reading. If I had known, I would not have read it until after I had read the other 2 books. Mostly, because it would have made me more familiar with Bobby Kungenook, the main character.
Bobby, a survivor of Chornobyl and his aunt Nadia Tesla continue to search for a formula that would help counteract the effects Bobby suffers ...more
I gave this suspenseful thriller four stars in spite of the fact that I was lost with some of the characters. It would have been easier to understand the references to earlier events if I had read the previous books. This was the first time I've read any of Stelmach's work & this novel barely stands a ...more
The book is well written and builds the tension nicely but all the way through I had the feeling of Deja Vu. To an extent, I felt cheated. If it is ...more
With one mysterious e-mail, Bobby Kungenook—the teenage hockey phenom living undercover and guarding part of a revolutionary scientific breakthrough—realizes someone else shares his secret. The sender summons Bobby from New York to a rendezvous in radioactive Japan. There, with the help of Bobby’s guardian, Nadia Tesla, the two will forever alter mankind’s destiny.
But dangerous people from Bobby’s haunted past ...more
Nadia and Adam return in this book which begins with a mysterious e-mail that says, "the fate of the world depends on us." This is such a shock to Bobby/Adam and Nadia who realize that there is someone else out there who knows the secret of a scientific breakthrough that can change the world. The writer of this e-mail summons Bobby to Japan, which, like Cherno ...more
I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. The action in the book is what was able to remotely keep my interest. There were also a few twists that I did not see coming, which is rare for me, so I was pleased in that manner. However, the actual plot and the characters didn't stand out to me. Yes, I rooted for the "good guys," but I was far from the edge of my seat. I think the book was a bit longer than it needed to be. There was s ...more
Overall, I liked it. I really enjoyed the whole series, and the fact the author decided to give a portion of the royalties to one of my fave charities is a bonus.
In this book, I liked how he tied the events in Japan into the story, and of course I like the intrigue of the overall story line. Can't really say too much without spoilers...I liked meeting new characters and learning more about previously introduced characters ...more
I'm a more informed person after reading this series, and tha ...more
I enjoyed the characters as well as the cultural references about the people of Russia, Ukraine, and Siberia. These people have been greatly overlooked in the past except in Cold War spy stories, and the author does a great job informing us of their humanity. Their traditions are fascinating, as well as their cultural sites mentioned in the series. I would love to visit the area and see the people and places, as well as taste their foods. The stories in this series ...more
This third book of the series contains a huge unexpected surprise and is well worth the read. Although I did not find this story as powerful as the previous two, it is still a great four star read! I am going to read book four, which is a prelude to the first in the series. Meanwhile I am awaiting a fifth, simply because I want to know what the future holds for Bobby!
I've read all four books now and truly hope that there will be more! Very intriguing, fast moving with likable characters. I especially enjoy the history of places and descriptions of countries that I would not have known about if not for these books. High Recommended.
I very much enjoyed reading the third book in the Nadia Tesla series. I have loved reading all three of the books. However I am greatly disturbed by this conclusion. The ending to me is the definition of a cliff hanger. That's why I have given only four stars to this book.
I was born in Connecticut to Ukrainian immigrants. I didn't speak English when I went to kindergarten. I've earned a living washing dishes, stocking department store shelves, teaching English in Japan, and managing international investments. My debut, THE BOY FROM REACTOR 4, was the first novel in the Nadia Tesla series. It will be translated into German, Japanese, Hebrew, and Italian. ...more