“Little Deadly Things
Title was intriguing so yup went and got the e-book.
So it began, slowly I learned about the characters. The development of each of them was steady, slow and strong. With some books you may want to skip over the details surrounding the characters and what caused them to become who they are within the story. Due to the fact that at times it becomes long and drawn out. Not with this book. With this one you want to devour everything about them and hold it within your mind.
Just when you think that you understand Marta and begin to see that she is not all that stable within her mind, Dana captures her and you see a side that you would not, did not expect possible. Even in the end Dana finds a way to protect her friends Jim and Eva and to keep Dana secure.
You should read this you will not regret it.
“Little Deadly Things is a techno sci-fi thriller, including futuristic elements.
The story begins in 2038 in Boston, MA, where a tense meeting takes place between a disturbed world class scientist and an animal trainer/handler. One wants something from the other and has no right to ask. This is a terrific hook and questions are immediately raised.
Protagonist, Eva Rozen is the product of a brutal childhood and possesses a brilliant mind. Her goal is to control the future of medicine using nanotechnology, but she can't do it alone and needs the help of another brilliant mind. Problems arise when Eva's dark side causes conflict among her colleagues, and her project partner, Marta Cruz, suspects not only her true motives, but her intentions towards Jim Ecco, Marta's own husband.
The plot is complex and imaginative. A technical mind capable of bending itself around futuristic inventions and concepts might find it easier to understand and follow. The history of Eva Rozen and the cause of her sociopathic tendencies is relayed as back story, which complicates the story at the beginning; however, once the reader is familiar with the author's style, the flow is smoother. The romantic tension between Eva and Jim adds another complex layer.
The characters in LDT are all flawed, yet the antagonist remains clear and even elicits sympathy, to a degree. Marta and Jim are portrayed as gentle, while Eva is presented as a tormented individual and insane, so the friendships that develop between them and the pairing of the two scientists in a project that could alter the course of medicine - with the potential for global destruction - is interesting, and quite chilling. The idea of future technology in the wrong hands creates a terrifying mental image.
The author creates a fascinating futuristic world of nanotechnology, in which two brilliant scientists - the force of good and evil - share ideas and dreams, before the discord between them erupts and culminates in each battling for control. LDT is a character driven thriller, with fantastic sci-fi components and tests the boundaries of friendship, loyalty, and belief. It is a fascinating trip into the scientific future and the study of the human psyche.