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{Read E-pub} ò Sycamore Bluff è Somewhere west of Kokomo, Indiana, in a contained and isolated area, NASA is conducting a secret study on human behavior Given a set of rules and the promise of a generous compensation package at the end, can several hundred people govern themselves and live in relative harmony for six years The experiment, designed to mimic future colonization on a distant planet, appears to be a huge success Until something goes terribly wrong Two undercover operatives from an ultra clandestine government agency called The Circle are sent to investigate When Diana Dawkins and Nicholas Colt discover the shocking truth, it s clear the experiment must be stopped What isn t clear is if they ll make it out alive Bit disappointed with the ending There is a redeeming quality to this book, as it should and obviously does appeal to readers who seek an escapism when searching for books to read If you are not concerned about characterization, believable plots, or realistic description and dialogue, you will like this book It is pure entertainment, similar to Quentin Tarantino s movie Grindhouse just for the record, I loved the zombie movie in Grindhouse, but Tarantino told his fans upfront what to expect If you expect anythingfr There is a redeeming quality to this book, as it should and obviously does appeal to readers who seek an escapism when searching for books to read If you are not concerned about characterization, believable plots, or realistic description and dialogue, you will like this book It is pure entertainment, similar to Quentin Tarantino s movie Grindhouse just for the record, I loved the zombie movie in Grindhouse, but Tarantino told his fans upfront what to expect If you expect anythingfrom this book, you will be disappointed.Some of the writing is cliched and painful He was the kind of pilot who could walk into a bar anywhere in the world and have his pick of the hottest chicks in the joint or when Colt puts a cartridge in his pocket, Diana says, Is that a nine millimeter cartridge, or are you just happy to see me If this was an effort to build sexual tension with humor, it failed The two pages dealing with a horror in the next room turns out to be one queen sized bed instead of two doubles, which could have effectively been handled with a sentence or two Diana s thoughts It was one of the worst things she d ever been forced to witness as a government agent Most of the characters are flat or given one character trait All of the villains are evil, and no matter who they are, all have no conscience when it comes to killing another person Studies show people aren t wired that way, and to imagine that the only people associated with this pharmaceutical project are sociopaths is a bit hard to believe Nicholas Colt is the hero, a man in love with his comatose wife but who takes the first chance he has to attempt to bed his Diana, his female partner from the organization Circle Colt s and Diana s bantering is uninteresting, and when they aren t talking about nothing, they fight While I could appreciate the attempt to buildtension between the two, the word battles are out of character with who the author has somewhat established them to be The end result is dissatisfying.There are also instances where the action makes no sense At one point, Diana goes outside and It was about ten degrees outside, and Diana was practically naked After ramming the car into the garage door and shattering it, she explains to the neighbors who came out to see what was happening in the middle of the night I put the car in drive when I meant to put it in reverse Now look what I ve done What a mess No one has a reaction at all to Diana s attire, or to why she would be dressed in that manner on a cold night and moving her car.The premise pharmaceutical creator and investors covering up a creation gone bad is tired and been done Turning people into zombies is another cliche Having many people turn into zombies at the same time our heroes are attempting to escape is a misused plot device There are many other unbelievable pieces in this plot, but I hesitate to list everything My goal is not to ruin the book for those who want to read it by detailing spoilers, but to let those who expect something different to know what this book is all about.Congratulations are in order, for author Jude Hardin has accomplished this without any lurid sexual references and there are no vulgarities of any kind This is not the normal path many of today s writers take, and I commend him for his choice.Bottom line this is an exciting pulp novel for those willing to suspend disbelief The author is attempting to create a spy adventure thriller horror story and he pulls out all the stops For those readers who seekrealism in their novels, you will wish to search elsewhere Three stars This was an odd one Both a page turner and an eye roller I wanted to know what was going on, but I kept exclaiming Come on Really This was really a spy novel rather than a mystery, and a very bad one at that I felt like i was reading some high schooler s idea of a great adventure novel The good guys worked for a secret government agency that was sooooo secret that if you find out about it, they have to kill you The bad guys had acronyms for names and revelled in torturing the good guys The good guys had implants in their toes which tingle when their bosses want to contact them The bad guys have a secret town where the This was really a spy novel rather than a mystery, and a very bad one at that I felt like i was reading some high schooler s idea of a great adventure novel The good guys worked for a secret government agency that was sooooo secret that if you find out about it, they have to kill you The bad guys had acronyms for names and revelled in torturing the good guys The good guys had implants in their toes which tingle when their bosses want to contact them The bad guys have a secret town where they are testing nasty drugs on people that turn some of them into zombies And yes, this book is every bit as bad as it sounds It s kind of like the old Matt Helm or In Like Flint movies of the sixties or like Austin Powers, only without any sense of humor and without any sense of how outrageously bad it really is The only reason it got 2 stars instead of one is because the story was told in an understandable manner and there weren t a lot of spelling errors