I received this book for free from the PR company in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sapient by Jerry Kaczmarowski
Published by Jerry Kaczmarowski on April 14th 2015
Source: the PR company
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Abandoned by her husband after the birth of their child, Jane Dixon's world is defined by her autistic son and the research she does to find a cure for his condition. She knows her work on animal intelligence may hold the key. She also knows that the research will take decades to complete. None of it will ultimately benefit her son. All that changes when a lab rat named Einstein demonstrates that he can read and write. Just as her research yields results, the U.S. government discovers her program. The army wants to harness her research for its military potential. The CDC wants to shut her down completely. The implications of animal intelligence are too dangerous, particularly when the previously inert virus proves to be highly contagious. She steals the virus to cure her son, but the government discovers the theft. She must now escape to Canada before the authorities can replace her son's mental prison with a physical one.
Jane Dixon is a scientist and she lives for her son Robbie. Now Robbie is autistic and has many seizures. Dixon focuses her research on animal intelligence to try to find a cure for autism. Dixon works with a rat that is named Einstein. This rat ends up developing the ability to read and is able to communicate through text message son an iphone. Then Dixon gets a one-eye dog named Bear and he also develops these skills however Einstein is much for advance than Bear.
Then the military wants to use Dixon’s research to improve the intelligence of military dogs. Since Dixon ends up working for both the military and the Centre for Disease Control, she ends up figuring out that animals have to be in a certain development stage in order to developed these skills. When Dixon injects her own son with the test serum, she learns that the cure could be more dangerous than the disease that her son has.
I think this story definitely gives the reader something to think about. The characters are well-developed and it is hard not to feel for the situation that Dixon and her son are in. The story is so intense. Everything these characters are going through it is hard not to care or be emotional. It was nice that Einstein was the humourous part of the story by cracking jokes because I think that was able to break up some of the tension in the story.