Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Innocent, by Taylor Stevens

Drawing from her own experience, Stevens offers up a chilling depiction of what life is like for the children who are born into an apocalytic cult and deprived of family, education, and choices.  She can offer little new insight into why adults choose the life, and why, inspite of all odds being against them, some of the children chose to leave.  Michael, the protagonist of The Informationist, is asked by her closest friend, Logan, to rescue his daughter from such a cult, the same cult he escaped from many years before.  The emphasis isn't on her information-gathering expertise, but on her tactical and hand-to-hand combat skills and her ability to blend into any situation.  Bradford returns to back her up, and save himself when she turns homicidal in her dreams.  I could read her books forever.

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