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Pandora by Joshua Grant
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bookshelves: 2017-read, e-book, indie, own, horror, science-fiction, thriller

If I were to describe Joshua Grant’s Joshua Grant novel PANDORA in one line it would be: the movie ALIENS enacted on a cruise ship.

A cruise ship suddenly goes missing and then reappears one week later. All attempts to contact the ship fail and the ship’s owner dispatches his own security team ostensibly to see what’s happening before governments and the military takeover the investigation.

The investigating security team knows not only that something is seriously wrong with the ship, but also that the investigation is being handled in a completely unorthodox manner. However, the ship’s owner, Carver, knows exactly how to manipulate each member of the team to keep them on mission despite their serious misgivings. He also seems to have enough influence to keep normal modes of disaster investigation at bay.

This book is nonstop action delivered in frightening detail, with surprises at every turn. As readers we explore the devastated ship with the team as they suffer terrible casualties. Having traveled on several cruises, the layout was reminiscent of my own trips (except for the massive destruction of course) and that bizarre warping of a familiar and pleasant scene only added to the impact.

Grant is an excellent storyteller and the plot is well thought out. The fine descriptions put me into the midst of the action and kept me reading.

For my part, I found the coarse language jarring and distracting, but I realize for many readers this would make the tense, life-threatening scenes more realistic.

In summary, if you like Science fiction that comes across as Horror, then I think you will like this book.
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Reading Progress

February 24, 2017 – Shelved
February 24, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
April 8, 2017 – Started Reading
April 8, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-read
April 8, 2017 – Shelved as: e-book
April 8, 2017 – Shelved as: indie
April 8, 2017 – Shelved as: own
April 12, 2017 – Finished Reading
April 13, 2017 – Shelved as: horror
April 13, 2017 – Shelved as: science-fiction
April 13, 2017 – Shelved as: thriller

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