This book starts engaging and then keeps you enthralled for the rest of the read. Once I started reading I found it extremely hard to put down. I envisage many a reader being able to read this in one sitting the quality of the writing is so good.
We start off meeting Sean and his Aunty and the relationship between them is quickly established when we observe them during movie night. This relationship is pivotal throughout the book. I have to say personally it was one of my favourite parts of the book. The relationship is well written and the author has a huge talent of being able to write convincing teenagers. The action scenes are easy to imagine which is also a credit to the writing. I had to laugh at the loose reference to the CIA hacking especially with recent events that have occurred in the media.
The action weaves across the planet my favourite being in Rome as this is one of my favourite cities and I loved revisiting the Pantheon and other landmarks with our lead character.
This is an extremely well written action thriller for young adults and adults alike which will keep you gripped from start to finish. An exciting action packed novel with romance and family thrown in for good measure. I simply cannot wait to read more from this author.
Meet 14-year-old Sean Malone. He has an IQ above 200, a full-ride scholarship to one of the country’s top universities, and more than one million dollars from his winning streak on Jeopardy. However, Sean wishes he could just be normal.
But his life is anything but normal. The US government manipulates him, using him as a codebreaker in pursuit of a drug lord and killing innocent people along the way.
For reasons related to his personal security, Sean finds himself in Rome, building a new life under a new name, abandoning academics, and hiding his genius from everyone. When he’s 18 he falls in love. The thrills begin again when he learns that his girlfriend is critically ill and it’s up to him to use his intellect to find a cure, a battle pitting him against a multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical company and the demons of his past.
Elixir is a story about identity, secrets, and above all, love.