Here and Gone kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the
whole book. What would you do if a sheriff in the middle of nowhere pulled you
over with a trumped-up charge and took your children away? Then he claims there
were no children in your car. No one believes you—state police, FBI, media all
think you have killed your children.
Unlike many of today’s thrillers that are filled with
violence and farfetched scenarios, this is an intense, believable psychological
Clyde Barr is a Jack Reacher type character. But Erik Storey
doesn’t write as well as Lee Child. Barr is the only character in this novel
with much depth. The others are brushed over lightly. I liked the setting in
the desert of Utah on a Ute reservation. I could feel the dry heat and see the
The plot wasn’t bad with a motorcycle gang invading the reservation,
waiting for something. A bit too macho for my taste—too much violence. Barr
gets beat up a lot, but always survives.
The book kept my interest enough for me to finish it, but I
won’t be looking for another Erik Storey novel.
I heard of this book on public radio. Having suffered from
autoimmune diseases, I have a strong interest in the immune system, so I wanted
to read this book. I wanted to learn more, and
I did. The author packed a ton of information into the pages along with the
stories of four people. Huge strides made in the last few years in
understanding our immune system, but there is still more to be learned. One
thing I learned is how much of a balancing act is going on inside us.
A lot of science, but very readable.