Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Behemoth by Jonathan C. Leicht

Book Description:
Author Jonathan C. Leicht, who travels the country teaching creation seminars, bypassed his busy teaching schedule long enough to pen this adventure-filled novel that will have readers at the edge of their seats. At the center of Behemoth is Jim Thompson, chief game warden of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Jim has a major problem. Three of his prized elephants have been gored to death in the past month. The only clues are mysterious tracks reportedly belonging to a creature long thought extinct. Thompson suddenly finds himself on a tumultuous adventure across the African continent, hoping to convince himself and the world that he is on the verge of an incredible discovery. He is not alone. On the other side of the world, Professor Stephen Gregory is embarking on an adventure of his own. Forced to resign over his unpopular scientific beliefs, this once-distinguished professor gets the chance of a lifetime when he is offered an expedition into the heart of Africa in search of a creature that could prove his theories true once and for all.

My Thoughts:
This book was interesting.  Jim is having problems on the reserve he heads in Africa.  Some large animals are being killed and there are few clues and the ones there are, don't make much sense.  Professor Gregory has lost his teaching position because of his radical beliefs.  He is determined to prove his theories true so he travels to Africa to do it.  The big question in both stories is, are dinosaurs alive today?
Honestly, I liked the mix of religion and science fiction but the religion portion was a bit heavy at times.  The characters were interesting and kept my attention.  I liked the premis of the book but I guess just expected a bit more.  The two story lines that we switch back and forth to are intriguing.  If the author does another book, I'll read it just because he has some good ideas.
This book is a 3/5.  It was ok.

Thank you to Booksneeze for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

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