Skip to main content

The Militant Genome

Title:  The Militant Genome
Author:  Braxton DeGarmo
Pages:  316
Year:  2012
Publisher:  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book from
As I began reading, the suspense and tension in this thriller was palpable from the first sentence and continued till the end!  I read one of the author’s other novels titled, Indebted, and was just excited to have discovered a great story and author.  The threads of tension start in a classroom that is set up for demonstrations of how to take care of patients coming into the emergency room.  However, as the student doctor begins to examine this “playacting patient” with her professor watching her every move, it quickly unravels from play to a real life scenario. 
As the professor is shouting directions and questions and known by his students to be a real hard man, it is the student who quickly has to get his attention away from teaching to assisting.  However, the professor makes a fatal mistake and from there on both the student and the professor’s lives along with the school’s reputation become enmeshed in what becomes a murder investigation.  The action and plot thicken, going from the classroom to a pharmaceutical company’s discovery and then going even deeper into the sinister intent of a group of people known by a particular tattoo that federal agencies are trying to identify.  One man from the pharmaceutical company knows that tattoo, what it represents and what the dark purpose of this group really is about.  The group has been around for generations without garnering the attention of government agencies, but that might all be coming to an end soon.
Along with this, there is a well known talk show person, who has disappeared, and a senator who is unaware of something evil looming.  To top it off, there are chemicals being manufactured for sinister intent, but who are the intended victims?  Will the various agencies, many various expert doctors and an Irish detective be able to save the population from mass biochemical attack? 
When you read this novel and the plot thickens, so will the intensity heighten.  The suspense you will feel goes off the charts and perhaps like me you might try to read faster to find out how it all ends.  One characteristic about the storyline is the plethora of twists and turns that literally don’t stop till the end of the book.  There is spiritual activity that happens and God speaking to a most unlikely antagonist, but for what reason?   I loved reading The Militant Genome!  It really grabbed my attention from the get-go and the anticipation of action and adventure was a thrill!  Don’t miss out!
My rating is 4 stars.
Note:  There is some use of foul language in the novel, but for me it didn’t distract or minimize the story content. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Lily of the Manor

Title:Lily of the Manor
Author:Anita Stansfield
Publisher: Covenant Communications
My rating is 4 stars out of 5.
Lily Broadbent is a wealthy widow who has adopted 11 orphan children.She would pray before entering an orphanage as to whom she should adopt and leave the rest to God.She needs of a tutor for her brood and Frederick Woodstone needs a tutoring position.He journeys to Broadbent Manor, hoping to get the job and to start immediately so he doesn’t have to pay another night’s rent at the local inn as his funds are rapidly dwindling.He meets Lily and is struck by her very different appearance.She puts him at ease and lets him know she is used to getting looked at.He and she strike up an instant rapport and he is hired on the spot.He begins the next day with Lily observing his methods of teaching as well as discipline for her children.She is most impressed with how Frederick interacts with and encourages her children.
As the story progresses, Lily and Frederick spend …

Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)

Title:Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 346
Year: 2018
Publisher: Create Space
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This whole series is so worth reading! They excel at suspense and grabbing the heart of the reader, pulling them into the plethora of happenings in the book. The series has a total of four books that can be read as stand-alone stories though I found reading them in order helped enhance my understanding of the plot and characters.
The titles in order are: Convenient Lies, Twisted Lies followed by Generous Lies, which comes before this final novel I am sharing my thoughts on today.Robin weaves such a well-crafted plot that brings the reader into the story from the first page, and then keep turning the pages with all the twists and turns in the plot.I felt like I was right there observing what was happening around me even though I was reading the book.
Time flew by quickly and I was unaware of what was going on around me because I was lost in the pages!Right th…


Title:  Fugitive Trackdown (Love Inspired Suspense)
Author:  Sandra Robbins
Pages:  224
Year:  Feb 2015
Publisher:  Love Inspired
My rating is 5 stars.
Claire Walker begins tracking down a fugitive after her father’s passing and learning the amount of debt owed by the business by bail jumpers.  Claire is very much living unprepared in her new though temporary life as her education as a librarian gives her little real life experience.  Claire’s best friend, Jessica, is a former police officer with her family’s fugitive recovery company a wonderful fit, but Claire just can’t ask her friend to help for reasons readers will discover.
The tracking down of a fugitive leads to a lost romance memory when she is aided unwillingly by Adam, Jessica’s brother.  Adam, a former soldier, has the training and knowledge he uses for the family business, but where has Adam’s faith gone since he last spoke to Claire?  When Claire and Adam are facing a life threatening experience their hearts, hurts and spirit…