Venom

Venom[Download] ➵ Venom By Joan Brady – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Recently released from prison, David Marion didn t expect to find a hitman at his door Warned that a powerful secret organisation is after him, David goes underground and off the radar waiting for the Recently released from prison, David Marion didn t expect to find a hitman at his door Warned that a powerful secret organisation is after him, David goes underground and off the radar waiting for the perfect moment to wreak revengePhysicist Helen Freyl has just accepted a job offer from a giant pharmaceutical company who are close to finding a cure for radiation poisoning But when the mysteriously sudden death of a colleague is followed by another, Helen begins to doubt her employers motives and realises that her own life is in danger, too Venom brings David and Helen together as they fight for their lives against a backdrop of industrial espionage, corporate greed and human tragedy in this exhilarating and fast paced follow up to Joan Brady s bestselling Bleedout. This book was so complicated, I don t even know where to start with a synopsis David Marion is an ex con who receives advance notice of a hit on his life He escapes and learns that a mega corporation, UCAI, was behind it At the same time, Dr Helen Freyl, who has a complicated past with David, learns that UCAI is trying to get their hands on a patent she holds on some honeybee venom and they ll stop at nothing to get their hands on it.Let me say first of all that I received an ARC of this boo This book was so complicated, I don t even know where to start with a synopsis David Marion is an ex con who receives advance notice of a hit on his life He escapes and learns that a mega corporation, UCAI, was behind it At the same time, Dr Helen Freyl, who has a complicated past with David, learns that UCAI is trying to get their hands on a patent she holds on some honeybee venom and they ll stop at nothing to get their hands on it.Let me say first of all that I received an ARC of this book from the publisher for review.Now, this was reallylike 2.5 stars for me, but I can t bring myself to round up This is a sequel toBleedout , which I haven t read, but there was a pretty good explanation of what had happened previously, so I don t think I necessarily needed to read these in order.Helen was my biggest problem I could not bring myself to like her at all She was a spoiled rich girl who treated the whole thing like a game until she realized that her own life might be at stake I can t remember how many others had died at that point, but it was enough for me to think that this was an amazingly self absorbed woman She had to be at least firmly into her twenties to have her doctorate, but she tended to actlike a teenager Oh, let me smoke in this guy s car just to see if he ll say anything Oh, let me order the crazy expensive caviar at this restaurant just to see if he ll say anything She just liked to push her boundaries and see what she could get away with She was a tiger while she was pushing away at someone, but the moment that someone pushed back, she was a thoughtless mess of need I guess there s no turn on like a guy with a spine, is there I kept reading, thinking that she was just too stupid to live She s picking a fight with someone over her hurt feelings as he s trying to save her life, clueless that he s even doing so Self absorbed and stupid Not a winning combination for me.The book took a long time to get going There was too much background information About half the book felt like set up, then by the time the action really got started, I had a pretty good idea of what was going on Maybe that was on purpose, but it just felt like there should besuspense in a thriller Once I did reach that halfway point, I enjoyed things muchand would give the second half three stars Unfortunately, that is where I got a little confused though I was correct about part of what was going on, but it went a step further and I didn t quite follow That could just be me.I know this is an ARC and I should make allowances, but there were a few incorrect things that jumped out at me that I really hope get fixed by the final printing First of all, the Smoky Mountains are in Tennessee, not West Virginia as one of the chapter headings states There wereincorrect things in that chapter that I m going to put down to David being a city boy One other little thing that jumped out was the name SmithKleinGlaxo That s all tangled up It s GlaxoSmithKline I would ve missed that one if my uncle didn t work there Things like that make me wonder about the research that went into the rest of the book.A reader who isn t as dependent on likable characters as I am will probably enjoy thisthan I did There is a good story of industrial espionage and little guys vs big corporations in here It just didn t quite live up to the potential that I saw inside really 2.5 but not quite a 3 a bit hard to rate this one This book is a little hard for me to review It is a good story but I thought sometimes it was too higgledy piggledy There seemed at times too much going on, storylines expanded which didn t seem to make much difference in the end and then there were a couple of storylines I would have liked expandedbut were left a little light in content.Helen Freyl is a physicist who is offered a position at a huge pharmaceutical company bu really 2.5 but not quite a 3 a bit hard to rate this one This book is a little hard for me to review It is a good story but I thought sometimes it was too higgledy piggledy There seemed at times too much going on, storylines expanded which didn t seem to make much difference in the end and then there were a couple of storylines I would have liked expandedbut were left a little light in content.Helen Freyl is a physicist who is offered a position at a huge pharmaceutical company but with ulterior motives She owns a bee colony and a patent on honeybee venom which could be used as a cure for the Chernobyl victims in Belarus The pharmaceutical company want that patent and will do anything to get it Meanwhile Helen is oblivious to this and the reader wonders how on earth she can t see what s going on In fact she is quite frustrating at times and just a little too dim witted to be believed.David Marion is an ex con recently released from gaol At the beginning of the book he is notified there is a hitman wanting him erased and then we follow him to see how he will evade this outcome We learn of the history between David and Helen, much of which is explained in Joan Brady s sequel Bleedout, however it is not necessary to have read that first as ample information is given so the reader understands what the position is now Helen and David are joined by the past and the present each dealing with their feelings for one another and each embroiled in life threatening situations.Helen and David learn of murders related to their respective storylines but are they able to put it all together Will they work together or will they work alone In the end will greed win out How many innocent lives will be lost Like I say, it s a good story but it could have been a great story Perhaps it is because I had just finished reading The Constant Gardener, which I thought to be a great story and which also dealt with pharmaceutical mega giants and testing medication on innocent victims, I thought Venom didn t measure up two different writing styles with two different outcomes and two different reading experiences I don t know Thanks to Book Chick City for sending me out a copy of this book for taking part in the Thriller and Suspense Reading Challenge 2010 FYI I wasn t thinking when I sent my request to Simon and Shuster to review the latest Jennifer Estep novel Venom, and totally forgot to put the authors name in the request That is why I got a copy of this particular book to review This is not my type of book, so I just want you readers to know that before I do the review Anybody willing to come to Humber College or pay for shipping, this book is yours.The Good Stuff Author builds up a convincing back story and keeps you guessing on what FYI I wasn t thinking when I sent my request to Simon and Shuster to review the latest Jennifer Estep novel Venom, and totally forgot to put the authors name in the request That is why I got a copy of this particular book to review This is not my type of book, so I just want you readers to know that before I do the review Anybody willing to come to Humber College or pay for shipping, this book is yours.The Good Stuff Author builds up a convincing back story and keeps you guessing on what is going on Intelligent thriller with a timely topic The grandma is a feisty one You should probably read Bleedout first, as to understand some of the motivations of the charactersThe Not so Good Stuff I really didn t like most of the characters Way too many characters and backgrounds, very hard to keep straight Story took a long time to get your attention, I honestly had a hard time trying not to put the book down, because I was lost Quite a few times I was just going to put this down as DNF, but I am a stubborn oneFavorite Quotes Passages And thehe thought about it, theit seemed to him that Christ was an ill tempered white man It s employee joke that the letters NSA stand for No Such Agency and Never Say Anything What I Learned Always to put the author s name in when requesting books for review Pharmaceutical companies are evil How to create an explosion read the first chapter and you will understandWho should shouldn t read Fans of Intrigue and mystery and industrial espionage I think John Grisham lovers would enjoy Not for those looking for a light read, you need to pay attention with this one Hence why my Mommy brain had such a hard time 2.5 5 Dewey s Please remember that this is based on MY enjoyment of the book and nothing against the author or their talent this is not my type of book so that affects the review if you see this Joan, nothing personal I received this from Simon and Shuster in return for an honest review sorry guys, just didn t love this one The first half of this novel is pretty slow paced and at times incredibly complicated I felt that too many characters were being introduced too early into the story and I had a hard time keeping track of who everybody was and how they were involved in the storyline It wasn t until nearer the end that all of the characters were brought together and I felt less confused.However, the second half of the novel really picks up the pace and is so full of action and unexpected plot developments that I The first half of this novel is pretty slow paced and at times incredibly complicated I felt that too many characters were being introduced too early into the story and I had a hard time keeping track of who everybody was and how they were involved in the storyline It wasn t until nearer the end that all of the characters were brought together and I felt less confused.However, the second half of the novel really picks up the pace and is so full of action and unexpected plot developments that I had trouble putting the book down Although some of these developments were slightly unbelievable, it didn t ruin the story for me at all.I really liked the relationship between Helen and David There is obviously a lot of history between them but this is only hinted at and we never really get to find out what has happened between them in the past as I presume that this is all covered in Bleedout For me, this just added to the chemistry that was obviously sparking between them.I also really liked the character of Helen s grandmother, Becky, who is an incredibly strong willed and intelligent woman She knows exactly what she wants and will stop at nothing to get it although she obviously loves her family and is fiercly protective of them.The end of the novel is brought together really well, considering the large number of characters and sub plots involved, with all of the loose ends being tied up But the author has definitely left the ending open enough for the possibility of a sequel.I am glad that I worked through the opening of the book as once I got into the action it was a thoroughly enjoyable read This book left me very surprised We meet Helen Freyl who I take an instant dislike to We also meet David Marion who is less than a pleasant character however I find myself still reading I could not understand why Had the publishers put glue on the cover No but for some reason I find myself drawn back to it constantly.The story starts violently and despite Helen s early unawareness of the danger she is in, the reader is aware and wonders why I found myself wanting to say Why don t they all This book left me very surprised We meet Helen Freyl who I take an instant dislike to We also meet David Marion who is less than a pleasant character however I find myself still reading I could not understand why Had the publishers put glue on the cover No but for some reason I find myself drawn back to it constantly.The story starts violently and despite Helen s early unawareness of the danger she is in, the reader is aware and wonders why I found myself wanting to say Why don t they all meet up in a meeting room and drum out a deal There s no need for this intrigue and danger Two thirds of the way through I had this book down as three stars but then we START to find out why the friendly chat wouldn t have worked It is very late on before we find out all the reasons and it is worth the wait I ended up on four stars because it was gripping and held my attention throughout I would still say that I don t like Helen or David but that means they aren t flat characters if I can dislike them.David Marion, an ex con receives a phone call warning him of a contract killer out to kill him David attacks and kills the killer without a moments concern and destroys his house to make it look like his own death This has happened because of a corporation called UCAI Helen then is offered a fellowship to a medical foundation that is backed by UCAI and the intrigue starts.There is a romantic link between Helen and David which I found difficult to believe in or accept, so don t read it for the romance, but as a thriller it is well worth reading It is fast moving and well written and I would recommend this to any thriller fans Podem ler opini o completa AQUI.This is book has a story that could actually happen It s not the kind of suspenseful story that is so over the top you like but think this could never happen.In that way it s a good book, but it is also because of that that it isn t as enjoyable as I d expect.The suspense is there, but it could ve been handled better I could predict mostly every turn in this story, but well, that usually happens with every book my head works in ways even I can t comprehend.I Podem ler opini o completa AQUI.This is book has a story that could actually happen It s not the kind of suspenseful story that is so over the top you like but think this could never happen.In that way it s a good book, but it is also because of that that it isn t as enjoyable as I d expect.The suspense is there, but it could ve been handled better I could predict mostly every turn in this story, but well, that usually happens with every book my head works in ways even I can t comprehend.I did enjoy David s personality, and almost loved him He s the bad boy, actually, a very bad boy, which I could get over until the last few chapters and that scene with the kid I get where the author wanted to go, but there went my love for the character David Down the drain Helen, on the other hand, was one of the most hateful protagonists ever I wanted to slap her so bad She s a rich dumb girl who seems smart but does the stupidiest mistakes EVER And worst, she thinks she owns the world This could be bad or good, depending on the view I personally don t dislike hating a characetr, because it means it got to me, and that has to be good in a story.I could not feel the love between these two either, at least on Helen s part David seemed genuine enough, but she just seemed like the plump girl looking for some danger in the form of a sexy and murderous guy.All in all, it wasn t a bad read, but I was hoping for a little , especially on the suspenseful part and the misteries involved An unlikely relationship takes place between Helen Freyl and David Marion Helen is from a very well to do famly in Alabama and David is from a broken home and an ex convict.Helen was given at an early age a birthday present of a bee farm It is discovered that the bees being raised on the farm have venom that is very unique The venom seems to retard the effects of radiation poisoning and can actually repair damage done by radiation and protect from future radiation poisoning.On can only image An unlikely relationship takes place between Helen Freyl and David Marion Helen is from a very well to do famly in Alabama and David is from a broken home and an ex convict.Helen was given at an early age a birthday present of a bee farm It is discovered that the bees being raised on the farm have venom that is very unique The venom seems to retard the effects of radiation poisoning and can actually repair damage done by radiation and protect from future radiation poisoning.On can only image the companies that would kill to get hold of the patent for this bee venom.Helen is sent to England to work for one of these companies and becomes involved in a study being done on the survivors and land that surround the Chernobyl nuclear disaster She gsts caught up in the murder of people who may have information that the company has been falsifying figures of the effects of radiation There is also speculation that the company has been supplying soil to the region that is already laden with radiation.Helen summonds David to help her when she finds that she is in way over her head.I have to admit that I could not relate to anyone in this book not even the good guys In fact, David, came off almost as bad as the bad guys I also found that there were large gaps in the story and the writing was inconsistent The book started off showing great promise, but kept losing me chapter by chapter This is my first ARC review, courtesy of a fellow Twitter friend, who s doing the Suspense Thriller Challenge this year She mentioned about doing ARCs earlier this year, in lieu of the challenge I got the book in January and have been reading this thriller for almost two weeks I m only doing an abridged version of my review here See my book blog review blog at for a full review on this story This is a sequel to Bleedout from Joan Brady What does corp This is my first ARC review, courtesy of a fellow Twitter friend, who s doing the Suspense Thriller Challenge this year She mentioned about doing ARCs earlier this year, in lieu of the challenge I got the book in January and have been reading this thriller for almost two weeks I m only doing an abridged version of my review here See my book blog review blog at for a full review on this story This is a sequel to Bleedout from Joan Brady What does corporate espionage have to do with venom from bees It deals with a miracle cure for victims of Chernobyl in Belarus This novel takes place in England, Belarus and some areas of the USA, when two corporations are after the patent from these bees For Dr Helen Freyl, who s a heir to the patent of the bee farm and a physicist, and David Marion, an ex con on the run from a hit man, they discover how venomous a betrayal can be, when people starting to die from a cover up and a scandal It throws Helen and David together, with a long standing passion, when they discover the truth, before they re the next target to blow the whistle sky wide on this scandal This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here An absolutely horrid book Very poorly written Although the author is apparently American, the book reads like someone guessing at what an American is and acts like Way to many characters are introduced who have no relevance to the overall story And while I consider myself a careful reader but I have no idea what the plot really was or who was involved in what cover up or exploitation of Belarusians The ending is absolutely ridiculous the bad boy vigilante and the supposed independent b An absolutely horrid book Very poorly written Although the author is apparently American, the book reads like someone guessing at what an American is and acts like Way to many characters are introduced who have no relevance to the overall story And while I consider myself a careful reader but I have no idea what the plot really was or who was involved in what cover up or exploitation of Belarusians The ending is absolutely ridiculous the bad boy vigilante and the supposed independent but really needs someone to look out for her spoiled southern girl doctor who can t be without each other turn out to be second cousins but no one will know and the bad guy I think he was a bad guy kills himself And finally, despite the fact that the jacket cover and copy makes it sound like there might be some bees in this book it has virtually nothing to do with venom or bees The only redeeming characteristic of the book is the great cover photo A true disappointment Well, a friend got this for me from the dollar store, so I was prepared for some faults in the writing Overall, it was a fun, suspenseful thriller, and a pretty quick read I think the author could do better by visiting the places she writes about, since I got a strong feeling that she did online research on American places and customs and did not have or does not remember, first hand knowledge I also thought some of the plot was rather cheesy and thattime was spent detailing facts than Well, a friend got this for me from the dollar store, so I was prepared for some faults in the writing Overall, it was a fun, suspenseful thriller, and a pretty quick read I think the author could do better by visiting the places she writes about, since I got a strong feeling that she did online research on American places and customs and did not have or does not remember, first hand knowledge I also thought some of the plot was rather cheesy and thattime was spent detailing facts than developing the characters Often an explanation of a character s past would be thrown in as a necessity to support the plot structure, in an unnatural or somewhat jarring way I wish she would have provided athorough background and character development before throwing in surprising plot twists The story was hard to follow

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  • Hardcover
  • 470 pages
  • Venom
  • Joan Brady
  • English
  • 06 March 2019
  • 0743267907