Finished the book. My mind is still trying to wrap around what I just read.
I love the story line. The premise of head/body transplants are usually related to robots and cyborgs. No science fiction in this book! There was so much going on. Never a dull moment!
Throughout the book you learn the characters connection to each other. It’s as if each personal connection coordinates with the connection of each vein and spinal cord from the body to the head. The connections can be severed. Relocating and then reattaching may be accomplished, but it may not be completely successful.
The three brothers are trying to pick up the pieces of their faltering legacy. Their family was in no way perfect. Skeletons were being dealt with years after their parents had passed. The job wasn’t easy, but the brothers had each other. The boys were raised in a loving home. It was because of that love that each brother took it upon themselves to unknowingly sacrifice for the other.
Dr. Farkis was raised amongst wealth. He was an extremely intelligent boy. He had the love of his parents, but he didn’t realize it. He believed their love was directed towards a younger foster brother. Farkis yearned to feel, to know, his mother’s love. He directed that sense of loss into his work. He knew from a young age what he wanted to achieve in life and he didn’t falter from that course.
And then there was Barry. All he wanted was a new lease on life. According to his doctors, he was already past his expiration date. What else could Barry do but try to convince Dr. Farkis he would be the perfect candidate to bring them fame and fortune. Barry was positive he would be the first success, but would he have been?
The epilogue was predictable, but the very very end was not. Throughout the entire book I never once put two and two together.
Joanie Chevalier can be contacted via twitter @JoanieChevalier
I received this book through Amazon KindleUnlimited.
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