My latest read was Interference by Brad Parks. I have had three different mystery/thriller series (Harry Bosch, DCI Ryan, Lincoln Lawyer) as mainstays of my reading list over the past couple of years. I have come current in all of them and am exploring new ones to take their place. This 2020 title was an Amazon Publishing suggestion available on KU right after it was published. Parks had gotten recognition for his earlier books, so I decided to add this on my TBR list to see if I liked his style.
Parks blends science and mystery to build the storyline. It is told from the perspective of three of the primary characters. It moves at a pretty rapid pace and keeps the reader engaged. I felt like the climax/ending had serious credibility issues that made it much weaker than most of the story. I wouldn’t not recommend reading because of that, but it will disappoint a lot of readers.
Will be looking at some of Park’s earlier books which are more traditional crime/mystery stories. Not sure if they will make my TBR list yet.
By Brad Parks
Quantum physicist Matt Bronik is suffering from strange, violent seizures that medical science seems powerless to explain—much to the consternation of his wife, Brigid.
Matt doesn’t think these fits could be related to his research, which he has always described as benign and esoteric. That, it turns out, is not quite true: Matt has been prodding the mysteries of the quantum universe, with terrible repercussions for his health. And perhaps even for humanity as a whole.
Then, in the midst of another seizure, Matt disappears. When foul play is feared, there is no shortage of suspects. Matt’s research had gained the attention of Chinese competitors, an unscrupulous billionaire, and the Department of Defense, among others.
With Matt’s life in clear danger, Brigid sets out to find him. Will Matt be killed before she reaches him, or could the physics that endangered him actually be used to save his life?
Published September 1, 2020
401 pages (print)