The Compulsive Reader: Byron Carmichael: The Human Corpse Trade by J. Eric King

Friday, February 8, 2008

Byron Carmichael: The Human Corpse Trade by J. Eric King

Fifteen years ago, Byron Carmichael's father disappeared, and with him his revolutionary new research...or did it?

Flash forward to today. Byron is a genius whose local high school classes can't seem to satisfy his thirst for knowledge. This leads him to apply for a scholarship to an elite summer program where he'll work with students like him on the most cutting-edge research. But when his work lands him and two of his friends into the middle of a human corpse trading ring, he'll need to rely on the help of his new friends to discover just how advanced his father's work really was, and save it from those who would use it against them.

The Human Corpse Trade is the first in J. Eric King's suspenseful and exhilarating new series. King is a newcomer to young adult science fiction, and The Human Corpse Trade gets off to a rocky start, but King's delivery rings true, and the storyline can't be beat. The dynamic trio of characters is witty, fun and intelligent. The amount of research put into this novel is evident, and the end product is a wholesome, satisfying read than will leave anticipating more.

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