Recent Reviews for D. A. Blankinship
The Scoloderus Conspiracy (Book) - 11/7/2008 6:52:47 AM|
I do not usually enjoy books or movies about war. When I was reading The Scoloderus Conspiracy, I realized, the confict described in this book is Universal. War is war, hate is hate. No matter 300 years in the future or current day.
Dave Blankinship has written an intruing story with poignant overtones for everyone...even those of us who don't like to think of it.
You see, we screwed up the world. (again)
Three hundred years after that cataclysmic event, the world is being fought over again. In what was North America, the ruling force is The United Americas Trade Federation. In direct conflict with the Federation is the Libre Voyaguers, guerilla type warriors who want to overthrow the Federation.
Colonel Anthony Hammond of the Federation, was one of the brains of a particularly nasty weapons project, code named The Spider Project (or in Latin, The Scoloderus Project. His unit is attacked by the Libre Voyaguers and although there are many casualties, the colonel is simply missing.
He is part of an elaborate plan to have him tell the Libre elite the final pieces of the puzzle of this great weapon, and they have stopped at nothing to make that work.
The Federation taps a brilliant professor, a civilian, Taylor, who is a whiz at analysing and assessing to help in the search for the colonel.
The events to unravel the conspiracy and see what war and conflicts breed, is absolutely riviting. It is like Spy vs Spy vs Spy..you don't know who is in the right, who is telling the truth. Kind of like real war.
There are frightening references to the distant past, where characters marvel at things from the old (pre-Federation era) that show how the world has lost so much because of never ending conflict.
Mr. Blankinship writes crisply and delivers a book that only encompasses the events of three days, but shows what few actions can truly change the war.
An excellent read.
The Scoloderus Conspiracy (Book) - 8/17/2008 3:01:12 PM
The Scoloderus Conspiracy has, what at first appears to be, one plot that slowly evolves to multiple plot within plots. Just when you think you have it all figured out, the author throws you a curve and makes you want to read more just to figure what the real objective of the "bad guys" plan is. The ending twists your view as to who the really "bad guys" are.
My hat is off to David Blankinship for a well written, well-paced literary effort. I look foward to more from this author.