Friday, June 12, 2009

The Firstborn by Conlan Brown (review and giveaway)

From Amazon: The Firstborn, those gifted with Foresight, Hindsight, and Insight at the time of Christ's death are divided between themselves. And when an Islamic holy man is murdered outside of his mosque it becomes apparent that one of the Firstborn was to blame. Now, with the threat of a terrorist attack on an unspeakable target the Firstborn are spiraling out of control. Leaders are dying, members are being kidnapped, and unity is being forced. Three heroes, differently gifted and divided must work together to thwart those who would go too far.

Their breakneck race against time plunges them into a world of danger and through a gauntlet across the United States. From the River-walk of San Antonio, where Devin Bathurst, John Temple, and Hannah Rice must protect one another from assassination, to the gritty streets of Washington DC, a paramilitary compound in West Virginia, and ultimately back to our nation's Capital, the Firstborn must unite to prevent an impending atrocity from becoming reality.

My review:
This is a great book by new author Conlan Brown.
From the very first page I was pulled in to the story and could barely put the book down to sleep.
The Firstborn is populated by characters that you learn to love and to hate for all their depth and flaws. The action is fast paced and keeps you wanting to know what will happen next as Devin, John and Hannah must learn to put aside their differences and learn to work together to stop terrorists whose only goal is to kill as many people as possible. Filled with amazing details and depth about the human character, this book reminds us that uniformity isn't always the best for us, or for eachother.

Please post a comment with your email address in the
(at) (dot) format to win a copy of this great book!
Winner will be drawn on 6/21/09 and announced that Monday


Brittany Ann said...

OK, I feel a little selfish entering to win again, but I love books like this, and if I don't win, I'm putting it on my Amazon wish list immediately (just don't judge me for entering another one of your book contests!) My email is britr (at)ufl(dot) edu. Thanks!

robynl said...

indeed it sounds like a great read so please enter me.


Jo said...

This sounds like a very interesting read. Please enter me.


Carmen7351 said...

Sounds like a great, fast-paced book of intrigue and danger. Please enter me in your contest.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Pamela J said...

I'd just love the opportunity to read a book by a NEW author. Don't get me wrong, I love the authors that have been published longer than new but it's something about cheering on the newest that races my blood. Thanks for this chance, please enter me in your drawing. I think this one sounds like a book my husband just might like to read with me, an added plus. Thanks.
Pam Williams
cepjwms at wb4me dot com

Patty said...

This sounds like a really great book. It definitely has me intrigued enough to put it on my list if I don't win.


rebornbutterfly said...

Sounds like a great book! I'll need to add it to my wishlist!

rebornbutterfly [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Carmen7351 said...

Sounds like one wild book--not usually my genre. Please enter me.
carmen5173 at gmail dot com

kellie said...

This sounds like such a wonderful book to read and have a chance to win this book thanks

ladystorm said...

Sounds like a interesting book.