Saturday, 18 June 2011

Breakthrough by Stephen Tremp


A scientific breakthrough in Einstein-Rosen Bridges, or wormholes, is stolen by a group of misguided M.I.T. graduate students. They scheme to usher in a global science-based oligarchy. Greed, betrayal, murder, mayhem, spiritual contemplation, and unconditional love define the power-play struggle in this fast-paced suspense thriller of technology gone too far. As the death toll mounts, will Chase Manhattan and a multi-faceted cast of characters escape their hit list and destroy the discovery which threatens life as we know it? 

Why I like it:

Full of heart-stopping action!  Lots of chasing, suspense-filled book.  If you love Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft, you'll see a few Lara Croft-like women in this novel by Stephen Tremp.  Chase Manhattan, the main character, is surrounded by them.

What makes it interesting is how well-researched the book is.  It is amazing how it tells about parallell universes, wormholes and time-travel.  It left me wondering, asking myself the 'hows' and 'what-ifs.'  I love this kind of story.  It's fast-paced.  Yes, the kind that will take you to the edge of your seat.  I know it's a cliche but how else would you describe an exciting book such as this?

More Info:

Breakthrough, the first book in the Adventures of Chase Manhattan series, begins with a big bang and offers the audience exciting, unique, and diverse heroes and villains. The result is a fresh suspense thriller series integrating elements of greed, betrayal, passion, lust, unconditional love, coming of age, and hope. The action is swift. There are numerous  twists and turns that will keep the reader turning the pages and wanting more.

Breakthrough is available for download to the Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, and Google Android at Smashwords and for the Kindle at Amazon.

Disclaimer:  I received a free electronic copy of the book from the author for an honest review and I was not compensated for this review.


Arlee Bird said...

Right there with you on this one. I've been a fan of this book since I read it last year and I'm glad to see folks like you continue to push it. Now I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

Tossing It Out

Old Kitty said...

Yay for Stephen Tremp and yay for such an enthusiastic review and recommendation!! Thanks Len!! Take care

Kari Marie said...

I haven't read this one yet, but you've given it a stellar review.

Deborah Walker said...

Interesting . . . thanks for the review, Len.

Talli Roland said...

Great review, Len! This one is on my TBR list.

Hilary said...

Hi Len .. thanks I will be reading the book again shortly to give me the background for Stephen's new book Opening .. it certainly is an action packed compelling story .. love your review .. cheers Hilary

Glynis said...

I read it a while ago, and agree wholeheartedly with your review, Len.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lem for the review! I really do appreciate it. I've linked back from my blog and will keep it there for the remainder of the week. Thanks again!

Jackee said...

Stephen is such a good guy around the blogosphere. I haven't picked up the book yet, but now I need to! Thanks for the rec, Len. :o) You had me @ Lara Croft. LOL!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm glad you liked Stephen's book. He's a great blogger!

Theresa Milstein said...

I like Stephen too. My book is on my wishlist. I'm glad to know you liked it.

I hope he sells many, many copies.

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