Monday, January 03, 2011

2. A FIERCE RADIANCE - Lauren Belfer



A murder mystery with a dash of history? I am *in*.

Most people may not want to read about how the little pills stuffed into their mouths originated from a great-great-great-grandparent: a milk jug of mold. During this World War II drama, the government wants the manufacture of penicillin to be so fast that every soldier will have access to it. However, one scientist saw beyond penicillin to the possibilities of other sulfa drugs and paid with her life.

The novel begins like a romance and ends like a romance with a historical mystery in the middle. This quirky organization didn't bother me until I got to the end; then, it was, "We're back to HIM again? What the?"

The radiance began to fizzle at that point, for me. Sorry, Mom!

2.5 out of 5.0 Edward's Purple Medicine.

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