Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Review of TWO SECONDS LATE by Eric Wilson
Photo Credit: Kingstone Media
Rating: 5 out of 5
A young woman named Natalie Flynn is caught in the middle of a dangerous plot to introduce human microchipping to the world. Some see it as a way to save lives, Natalie included, because she was once the victim of a kidnapping. If humans are microchipped, finding them becomes incredibly easy. Others see it as a dangerous to basic human rights, such as the right to privacy. When Natalie begins dating young politician Reuben King, she finds herself, like Esther once was in the Bible, in a position to influence passing of a bill to begin microchipping humans. But there’s more going on beneath the surface than just a bill. Someone wants to exploit the technology, putting countless lives in danger. With the great influence she’s been given, will Natalie be able to rise above her own fears and inner darkness to save lives from a powerful villain?
TWO SECONDS LATE by Eric Wilson is a suspense-filled journey through one woman's greatest fears and the threat to a nation's right to privacy. Eric Wilson has quickly grown to be one of my favorite writers as he delivers captivating stories with interesting characters who struggle with deep issues of faith and the nature of the world we live in.
Having read ONE STEP AWAY, which introduced us to the character of Natalie Flynn, I wasn't sure that a story with her as the primary protagonist would be able to hold my interest the way ONE STEP AWAY had. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy her character. I think I just wanted a new story with completely new characters. After reading TWO SECONDS LATE, I'm glad Wilson went with a story about Natalie. Her backstory combined with her questions about God's providence and her hopes for the future made her a character I felt like I really got invested in. Reuben King was another character that I found compelling. Reuben was a man driven to live a life of faith and integrity, but we learn that there's more below the surface than the polished political profile he portrays to the world. Serpionov was an interesting villain with his twisted view of helping the world and his unique choice of weaponry to kill those who threaten his plan. I found it funny that he calls his kills "dropped calls." You have to read the book to understand it.
The concept of the story seemed like something that could be taken from real life. The story brilliantly explores the fears and hopes for human microchipping. I also got a sense of the intricate ways that God works in our world to limit the evils perpetrated by humanity.
Eric Wilson is a great storyteller with some really compelling story premises. I think men and women both would enjoy reading TWO SECONDS LATE. I can't wait to read the next book in Wilson's By the Numbers series.
I received this book for free for review from Kingstone Media, and the opinions contained in this review are completely my own