Monday, November 26, 2012

The Prodigal Son by Colleen McCullough Review- Post

The Prodigal Son  By Colleen McCullough-   Review- Post

When Chubb University biochemist Millie Hunter notices a deadly neurotoxin missing from her lab, she immediately goes to her father, Holloman Chief medical Examiner Dr. Patrick O'Donnell. They both know the situation is grave: the poison, extracted from a blowfish, shuts down the nervous system and is virtually impossible to stop. It's a gruesome way to die.  McCollough spins out a plot that plays with our suspicions to the very end: as the bodies pile up and the corner keeps naming the neurotoxin, Captain Delmonico must find the killer fast.

My thoughts:

A captivating story of two biochemists Jim and Millie Hunter, who discover a deadly poison extracted from a blowfish. It gets interesting as people in their circle at Chubb University start dying. I found this to be an intriguing read as the cast of characters come under scrutiny. As the evidence mounts, the perpetrator is discovered, surprisingly so, It's a good page turner.


  1. The Prodigal Son sounds quite different.

  2. I bet that is good! McCullough is a great author!

  3. Kaye- It is and intriguing.

    Bermudaonion- Yes she is, I enjoyed reading it.