Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Evelyn Project, by Kfir Luzzatto - My Review

  "A Great Book! - Larry King"

Evelyn’s father did everything that was in his power to save his dying daughter, black magic included. But when a century later his plea for help gets into the wrong hands, all hell breaks loose.

Caught in the slippery battlefield between the Vatican and a cult that wants to change the past, a young Italian professor and a beautiful French aspiring actress are too busy running away from murder and conspiracy to let physical attraction develop into love.

And it doesn’t help that Her Majesty's Secret Service decides to take an interest in what everybody else is doing and to pull some strings of its own. Quite the contrary, in fact…

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My Review:

A slow building mystery, wrapped within a science-fiction story, just dripping with suspense... I was hooked from the opening scene. I loved how the author revealed only enough of the deeper story line to keep me reading. Mysterious strangers, lucrative experiments, bloodlines and seances  - this story combined so many great ideas along with the ultimate science-fiction paradox, changing the past and the repercussions for the future.  

The author also masterly created a diverse and rich cast of characters with backstories and motivation to keep the plot racing forward. I loved how this story predominantly bounced between two times - 2009 and 1894. By the end of the story you see how every character, no matter how small, played a part. 

Truly a science-fiction must-read! I loved this one!

Meet the Author:

Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier and WWII veteran, a voracious reader and a prolific writer. With a PhD in chemical engineering and a long family history that he needs to live up to, Kfir work as a patent attorney and heads the patent law firm that was established by his great-grandfather in Milan, Italy, in 1869. Kfir lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis. Writing has always been Kfir's passion and for almost four years he wrote a weekly "Patents" column in Globes (Israel’s financial newspaper), which also yielded his only (if he can help it) non-fiction book, THE WORLD OF PATENTS, (a not-so-boring tale of what patents are about, in Hebrew), which was published in 2002 by Globes Press. Kfir loves writing short stories but has too many novels waiting to be written (and possibly not enough years ahead of him to write them all), so now he mostly writes full-length fiction. His other passion is working with other authors on stories he loves and that's how he wound up serving on the editorial board of The Harrow Press as Anthology Editor. You can read about Kfir's books here. He loves them all, but never had greater fun than when working on “HAVE BOOK WILL TRAVEL”, a YA fantasy that he wrote together with his son, Yonatan. Follow on Twitter: @KfirLuzzatto Find Kfir on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kfir.luzzatto Kfir's Blog: Click HERE Kfir's Amazon.com page: HERE Kfir's Goodreads page: HERE Kfir's Smashwords page: HERE Kfir's Literary Addicts page: HERE Andrea
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