***** 5 STARS
Matt Malcolm is a devil-may-care marketing manager who inadvertently discovers an ancient seed that has the ability to extend the normal human lifespan by more than nine hundred years, disease free. Representing a huge pharmaceutical company, he blackmails their competitors who pay up to maintain the status quo. Six months on, however, he loses his job and finds his lover murdered. With the only test crop of The Seed destroyed, a trail of destruction is left over Eastern Europe and North Africa as the rival companies and a religious sect called the Seraphim embroil him in the search for the true source of the wonder drug, known as The Eden Seed.
I must admit when it comes to thriller novels I have never really been a big fan of these, and I would have to say I much prefer crime novels. That is until I was introduced to this novel, Eden Seed the First in the Matt Malcolm Series by Damian Peck which has changed my option for the better. It is a mixture of a fast paced action adventure thriller that also mixes in the mystery, murder and intrigue of a crime novel the perfect mix of both genres for me. I also loved the fact that the novel takes you on a journey through different places and countries as I love traveling and experiencing new things and this blends in really well to the mystery of the novel, which if it had been set in one place I don’t think it would have had half as much of a thrill factor.
The best way I can describe how good this novel is to say this is what would happen when you mix Ian Flemings James Bond with Dan Brown The Davinci Code and you get this novel, Eden Seed. And this novel definatley lives up to this as it is one rollercoaster of a book that has you living the High points and low points of the main character Matt Malcolm. And in Matt Malcolm you have the perfect love to hate relationship main character as in the first chapter he is a self centred, pain in the backside, in your face and arrogant character that you ever did meet. But by the next few chapters you actually start to feel sorry for Matt as he blunders his way through trying to find his missing colleague and trying to find the Eden Seed. So it is just left for me to say I can’t wait for the next book in the Matt Malcolm Series, and that someday they decide to turn these books into a film as I for one will definitely pay money to see it.
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Olida Publishing (May 2014)
Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 15 x 22.6 cm