Saturday, February 21, 2015


Hybrid is written by Dr. Lawrence W. Gold and revolves around the Berg family.  The Berg family, namely Denise and Gabe have had trouble conceiving and make use of IVF (invitro-fertilization), resulting in the love of their life, a son named Zack.  This is book #7 is the Brier Hospital series and I can vouch for it as a spectacular stand along book, never having read any of the previous novels.

The book begins with a introduction into the struggle of the Basque people, and gives the reader a quick synopsis in the study of genetics, to include Neanderthal blood percentage.  During the struggle of the Basque, a broken man, Jorge Moneo, emerges from the wreckage and finds himself in the US in political asylum. 

Zack Berg shows himself to be a spectacular child from the moment he enters into the world.  His intellectual and physical abilities emerge at a rate far too rapid to be considered merely special.  The redeeming grace in his social uniqueness is his unique compassion and care for all of those around him.  His gifts may also be his downfall as he is quick to trust, regardless of the words of others.

I don’t want to get too in depth into the actual details of the story because it all ties together so well that I don’t want to spoil the journey of any future readers.  Suffice it to say that this is a brilliantly written novel that explores the depths of ones soul upon loss and the lengths one will go for revenge.  In tandem, you will also explore depths of genetics and human nature, and open your mind to the endless possibilities of genetics. 

Overall I give this book 5/5 stars.  Even though there were a few typos here and there, I barely noticed them as I sped through the pages, immersed in the adventures of the characters.  Dr. Gold has written a thrilling adventure in the realms of humanity and the emotions that come with it.  The genetic information just adds to the fun of reading.  I was slightly reminded of the TV show Kyle XY, although that was extremely different, it made me think of the emotions that Kyle goes through as being classified as different.  I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Medical thrillers, fiction, suspense, mystery, thriller, parenthood, genetics, Basques, etc.  I loved this book so much that I intend to find me way to the original 6 books in the series and to any that follow after this one. 

*I received this book in exchange for a fair an honest review. 

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