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Book Review - Kafira – John O’Neill

Tuesday, June 11, 2013



I honestly did not know what to expect when I picked up this book. This is international intrigue at its best written in a manner that holds your attention. There are so many inter twining plots set out as separate chapters then culminating in how they all are really one story with an ending that will surprise and sadden you. I am finding it hard to really write my feelings down about this book. At times it frightened me, at other times it made me smile and rejoice. All in all I am very glad I read it-even if I will never again think of North Korea, The FDA, or the UN in quite the same light again.


About the book (in the author’s own word’s)

CANBERRA, Australia – “This is a story of tragedy, unrequited love, international suspense and driving ambition to defeat the grab for world domination,” says author John O'Neill about his new novel, Kafira.

Kafira Weiss is an Israeli Biomedical Scientist whose passionate life purpose is to find a cure for the world’s most deadly disease. After a tragic beginning, Kafira becomes the World’s leading expert on the disease, working at CDC in Atlanta to continue her research as the Associate Director of the Special Pathogens Unit.

In 1981, the Supreme Leader of North Korea lands rockets on the Moon, claiming the Moon for North Korea, to the exclusion of every other nation on Earth. To force the United Nations and the Member Countries to agree to his Claim, Kim iI Jong threatens to infect the world with a deadly disease.

Shin Min Shu, is a North Korean Biomedical Scientist who has been forced to develop a more deadly strain of the virus central to the Claim. But Shin Min Shu is unhappy to be party to the killing of women and children that will inevitably occur if the United Nations rejects the North Korean Claim.

Charles Edmonds is an ex Royal Marine Commando turned Astronomer who is now the Special Assistant to the Director of NASA. Charles becomes involved in the investigation of a teenage boy’s observation of a flash on the Moon that has been reported to the FBI. The investigation reveals a ruthless organisation that will stop at nothing to ensure that the Claim is agreed.

The CIA believes that the United States is being threatened, but needs proof. Kafira, as the World’s leading expert on the disease has been requested to be part of the Lunar Module crew, to investigate the suspected presence on the Moon. Kafira agrees, and in doing so creates history as the first woman to walk on the Moon.

The desperate question facing Kafira is whether she is able to find a cure for the disease that the North Koreans intend to use before the deliberate infections reach epidemic proportions.

“The book covers a range of human emotion, from tragedy, unrequited love, frustration, achievement and human failure,” says O’Neill. “I deal with a multitude of topics in Kafira, from space travel to plagues. I spent a lot of time researching these fundamental topics and used my own experience to address the rest.”



This book can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Nobel and other fine bookstores

About the Author


John O’Neill is an ex-Royal Australian Navy commander, who served most of his naval career as a submarine engineering specialist. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 for his work in the community, and he holds a Master’s degree in Business and Technology. O’Neill now works for a government department and lives in Canberra with his wife, Beverley.

To learn more about this book and the author
http://www.mercadierbookreview.com








I was given a pb edition of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.

23 comments :

Melinda Dunne said...

It is interesting how books introduce "things" we didn't know before, causing a shift in the way we see things.

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

Not the kind of book I would usually read but it sounds very intriguing. Definitely worth reading. Thanks :)

Christy Maurer said...

Wow! You know, North Korea seriously scares me. I think they will be our ultimate enemy. This sounds like a really exciting book!

ImSoVintage said...

Looks very intriguing. I'll have to add it to my book list.
Laura

Lexie Lane said...

This sounds like something I would love! Thanks for the awesome review Michele! I'm putting it on my reading list now!

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Conspiracy, thrills, drama
Oh wow must be a page turner
Scary thoughts in there....

Cyndie said...

I love a good thriller and adding a medical perspective is even more suspenseful

Nicole A. said...

Doesn't sound like my type of book but glad you enjoyed it.

becca said...

sounds intriguing

Patricia Woolverton said...

Not a book I would read but it does sound interesting.

Jennifer Williams said...

I love books that keep you on your toes. Wonder if I could keep up with this one. I will have to check it out.

jheylo said...

This books sounds like historical and shares life experience while searching for a cure of some kind of illnesses.

April M. said...

i wann aread this books. sound very intriguing.

Michelle Garrett said...

I love books that unexpectedly change my perception on things. This sounds like a great read!

Adin B said...

You make me want to read the book as it really sounds so intriguing yet somewhat scary to read and know these things. thank you so much for sharing.

amiableamy said...

A whirlwind of emotion ... that book is challenging.

nova hedges said...

The books are very precise. I like how you have written a synopsis here so give us stances on what we do expect on reading this book. I guess i will skip this one, thank you for giving the effort of reviewing

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

This books sounds so interesting after reading its reviews. I wanted to read it too! Thanks for sharing about it!

Mercadier said...

Miki,
Thank you for your kind words regarding your review of my book Kafira. I notice that following comments declare an intention to get Kafira. I would like to forward an eBook copy to those people at no cost, but I need an email address. Please advise.
John O'Neill

Celebrate Woman said...

What a great premise for a book! Would like to explore it!

lenajeanne said...

I'd love to read this and write a review!

Autismweekly@gmail.com

Journeys of The Zoo said...

I agree with the author, great review. How kind that he's offered to giveaway copies of his book.

I haven't read anything in three years but when I do, this will be on my shortlist.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

came back to double check tittle spelling I want to get this book!

 
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