Claire, Olena and Steven embark on a mission that will see them shot at, wounded and in constant peril, both in the U.S. and later in the Ukraine as they seek to recover evidence of what really happened at Chernobyl.
The story is incredibly fast-paced and the action non-stop. I enjoyed the read, but I did find myself having to suspend my belief from time to time. I struggled with the idea that Claire, a first-year College student, would so easily join up with Olena on this frantic dash across the continents. Clair was painted early on as a fairly quiet and naive young lady. I found it difficult to contrast this with the willing participant in Olena's mission, that she so quickly became. She seemed unwilling to even question Olena's decisions to head for the Ukraine. It did seem just a little far-fetched in that respect.
That having been said, it was a fun read and one that I am sure a young adult audience will relish. It would probably be educational to today's youth as well who probably have little idea what Chernobyl was. A good, satisfying, four-stars read from Burkey.:
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