Book Review - Fire Will Fall by Carol Plum-Ucci

Thursday September 23, 2010

Fire Will Fall (Streams of Babel, Book 2)
by Carol Plum-Ucci
May 3, 2010
Goodreads Summary: ShadowStrike poisoned the water of Trinity Falls two moths ago. Now the Trinity Four, the teens most affected by the poison, have been isolated in a remote mansion under 24-hour medical care while scientists on four continents rush to discover a cure. 

Meanwhile, U.S. operatives scour the world for the bioterrorists responsible for this heinous crime, as two teen virtual spies, also infected, hunt for the criminals on the Internet. The danger remains real—for ShadowStrike has every reason to pursue the Trinity Four, and their evil plan will unleash a new designer virus that’s even deadlier than the first.

Review: I read the first book in this series, Streams of Babel back in 2008 when it first came out and reviewed it for our local librarian review group. I really enjoyed  the whole concept of the book which was about a terrorist group called Shadowstrike  plotting to attack the US in unique and deadly ways and the people who foil their attempts.

The unique part of the story line was that teens are the heroes and victims of the post 9/11 - terrorist-hypersensitive society (I especially enjoyed the teen v-spies which are like computer hackers who infiltrated chat rooms in hopes of discovering the terrorists evil plans!)The first book had a fast-moving plot and the ending was left open and rather vague so I was excited to find out about Fire Will Fall. Thank goodness I wasn't left disappointed!

(The following may have some spoilers if you haven't read Streams of Babel yet!!!)

The story begins two months after the end of Streams of Babel and involves the four surviving members of Trinity Falls otherwise known as the Trinity Four...Scott, Cora, Owen and Rain. Despite being released from the hospital they are still dealing with symptoms from the terrorists poisoning of Trinity Falls water supply. They are now isolated in a remote mansion where their symptoms are monitored while scientist race to find a cure for the deadly virus they were exposed to. 

As Shadowstrike plans another attack on the U.S. they are also after the Trinity Four who foiled their previous attacks. Figuring who they can trust is getting tricky and the plot heats up as readers anticipate the impending terrorist attack. 

A fast pace enjoyable read that will keep readers turning the pages to find out what happens next!

Appropriate for ages 14 and up.


Arya said...

Looks like a neat book! :) I think I might know someone who would really like it.