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A Place of Rest

2.66  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Far at sea, San Avellino Island has been many things - a slave plantation, a grand resort, home to history's most innovative medical research and its deadliest biological hazard. Now it is a prison for trapped researcher Nick LeMay, one of the first to see the island after a half century of quarantine. Deep within its ocean caves, a mysterious force reaches out to Nick, ...more
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published (first published July 22nd 2010)
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Paul Anderson
Aug 30, 2012 Paul Anderson rated it really liked it
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There are many plots and sub-plots in this intriguing work. Whether it be the mainstay of our protagonist (Nick), as he strives to discover what fates holds for him in a world so distrustful of bio-genetic advance, now he is trapped, and potentially infected, on an isolated island. Or whether it be the stories of the line of the family who originally owned the island, or the people who lived and worked there, the novel takes you on a journey
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Shira Karp
Sep 08, 2010 Shira Karp rated it really liked it
On a tropical island virtually untouched by time, the fates of four people come together. The story is divided into three points of view. Nick LeMay, the idealistic biologist who is part of the advance team sent to San Avellino in a not-to0-distant future in order to ascertain if the island, which suffered a chemical bio-agent spill fifty years ago, is safe enough to be re-inhabited. His suit malfunctions and he is forced to stay on the island in quarantine. The second storyline we are ...more
Barbara Mason
Sep 27, 2013 Barbara Mason rated it it was ok
This story takes place far in the future but jumps back to farther in the past without warning. It is at times, hard to follow and has a low character development. It can ramble a lot with chapters that really have no meaning to the story. Missing words, wrong words, words I had to look up. Paragraphs were so long that I had to re-read them to remember what I was reading.
In it self, the story would have made interesting reading if one does not get distracted. I would suggest a fair bit of editin
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