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And yet, that's exactly what's happened. The stunning starlet Greta Darling who looked 22 but was really 89, has suddenly died, of natural causes. Desperate to assure their billions of clients that the Miracle Treatment really does work, the company executives call in private investigator Rick Macey. Macey's job is to find out what really happened to Greta Darling--or, failing that, to simply come up with some other explanation of how she died.
Number of Pages: 378
Vendor: Marcher Lord Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.83 (inches)
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Series: Rick Macey
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KellyJo Houtz GriffinWAAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5More than a cyberthrillerNovember 30, 2010KellyJo Houtz GriffinWAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4What if we could choose to defy death? Would we choose to? If we did, would we regret the choice? What implications would such a choice have on our Christian faith? And should the ability to a make such a choice be limited to those with the ability to pay? It is these questions that make Eternity Falls an intriguing read.
I wasn't exactly sure what a cyber thriller was, possibly it has something to do with cyborgs. What I was expecting was a male-oriented action thriller. That's exactly what Outerbridge delivered. There's plenty of action and testosterone -elevating elements (ie. cars, weapons, and all things mechanical). Eternity Falls is a great combination of action with deep thought-provoking moral questions. I think the book accomplished what the author set out to do. I would certainly recommend the book, especially to male readers.
But I have to admit, that as a female reader I was hoping for more. Yeah, I know, it's unrealistic to expect a male-oriented action thriller to do a great job of dealing with relationships, but hope springs eternal, doesn't it? While the Rick-Virgil friendship works great and is heartwarmingly believable, I had trouble with the Rick-Shelia romance. After all, we're a third of the way through the book before it begins to look like Sheila may have even one redeeming quality. Then Rick goes to quickly from barely tolerating to believing she's the most important person in his life, without really showing us a reason for the change. But as I have already admitted, this is probably an unfair criticism considering the genre and intended audience.
MillardOregonAge: Under 18Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Almost perfectOctober 13, 2010MillardOregonAge: Under 18Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Eternity Falls: By Kirk Outerbridge:
Rick Macey is a hardboiled detective for hire. He's got brains, brawn, andâ€”a cyborg body. Not to mention the ability to use his implant to search the web. He's used to putting away the bad guys, the street snipers, and domestics. From his work at CDI he's an expert on religious terrorism, but this next job may try him to his max. Sheila Dunn has a job for him, find who killed a client. She's made billions off of the miracle treatment. Take a pill, live forever is the idea. The rich and famous love it, life forever in ease! Until_someone dies of natural causes. She wants Macey to find who did it, and nail them. Macey starts on the case with some trepidation, all the clues he has is that there was a Bible in her room. Face down too, no message there, no hint of foul play, except for the fact there was no residue of the treatment in her blood. Something negated it. And a nameâ€”Virgil. A name from the past, war buddies, brothers in more ways than one. Is Virgil connected to the death?
Macey's faith has laid dormant for years after his wife's death, he's 112 in a cyber body. He's basically indestructible, but will the real battle be inside? When he finds Virgil, is he right? Is Sheila clouding his judgment, and what about God? Can he really take Macey back?
I really enjoyed the majority of the book, something that I didn't like though, was that though society was really messed up, I felt like a few too many references were made to unwholesome things. I realize that the potrayal of society was important but...I think it went just a little too far.
That's my only complaint however, and the writing style was engaging and a serious buckle-up-and-hang-on read! Keep writing Mr. Outerbridge!
Janna RyanNorth Platte, NEAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5September 30, 2010Janna RyanNorth Platte, NEAge: 35-44Gender: femaleEternity Falls is a Cyberthriller... say what? Hmm, Cyberthriller. Well, if Eternity Falls is an example of a Cyberthriller than I think I have a new favorite genre.Eternity Falls sets us in the future where a new genetic formula is being used by the public called "Miracle Treatment" which alters the dna back to a younger you, so an 85 might look 25. This is very popular among the rich and famous but then one of their spokespeople, actress Greta Darling dies, of natural causes... except of course that is not possible because she is a Miracle Treatment user. One of the heads of Gentec, Sheila Dunn, hires Rick Macey to figure out what happened since she is sure that the treatment itself could not have failed.We set out on a trip to the truth with Macey and Sheila as they try to determine whether it is a religious conspiracy, espionage, or murder and who is behind trying to ruin Sheila. People start dying and the past comes back to haunt Macey, his secrets start rearing their ugly heads and in the midst of everything can he remember Who has been there for him all along?Great book and an excellent addition to the Marcher Lord Press releases to date.
AJ Torgerson4 Stars Out Of 5July 14, 2010AJ TorgersonBuilding action to a conclusion I shed a few tears at. While the dectetive noir/steam punk is not my preferred genre this book was really enojoyable. I loved the transition from detective to action hero, in fact I was half way through the first action seen before I realized that hero was going lay down some serious firepower. A great balanced that challenged how I think about up and coming technology while keeping me entirely engrossed in a face-paced engrossing story. Have to admit I had trouble empathizing with the heroine and by the end I still had mixed feelings about. That said can't wait to read about Rick Macey's adventure.
Kerry Nietz5 Stars Out Of 5July 3, 2010Kerry NietzFirst off, don't let all the talk about cyber-this or techno-that fool you (or scare you off.) Eternity Fallls is primarily a mystery/action/adventure novel wrapped in the guise of hi-tech. Here the "cyber" and the gadgets are similar to those used in Chris Nolan's Batman movies--extra sauce atop an otherwise thoughtful and satisfying story. There are some fascinating questions being asked here: What if we could stave off death indefinitely? How would that change the way we see our world and others? Affect our views on eternity and the divine? Aside from all that though, the book is heavy on fun factor. And surprises! Altogether it makes for an interesting and enjoyable read. Well done, Mr. Outerbridge!