Gavin is an influential and recognised scientist, who uses the lab at the university to investigate enzymes. His own motivations causing him to become renowned in the field. It was this affinity to his work that saw him integrated into a secret government organisation, to be called upon when his particular area of expertise is required. He is sent to investigate an investment potential, but what he happens upon goes far beyond the line of duty. A company he is sent to has developed an enzyme which will change the food industry itself, but their secret development is not as closely guarded as they thought, someone has their targets trained on this revolutionary process, and they will do whatever it takes to take it for their own.
I originally picked up the fourth book and enjoyed it so much I thought I’d circle back to the start. I am so glad I did. I enjoyed Deadly Secrets as much, if not more, than the first one I read. I can only imagine the transformation Gavin undergoes from this starting character, to the one found in Toxic Minds. It is a journey I am eager to follow. The involved plot is enhanced by the revelation of characters’ own story arcs, adding depth to both them and story. Nothing is simple, as in life, and this complex weave of plot and characters will soon have you in its hooks. Gordon Bickerstaff creates a plethora of deep and well-developed characters and constructs a plot with no shortage of action and suspense. Small details from start to finish knit and blend proving an amazingly detailed story. With the vast amount of information needed to ensure the plot works it is clear how much time and research has gone into it, as well as ensuring the more technical matters are easily understandable for those with little to no understanding of the topics. Book two is already on my to read list, and I can’t wait to see where Gavin’s next adventure takes us.