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Capitol Reflections

3 Ratings: 1.7
A book by Jonathan Javitt

Fans of The X-Files may enjoy this science-fiction thriller, the debut novel by Dr. Javitt, whose impressive government credentials aren't quite matched by the sophistication of his plot. Chair of President Bush's Health Subcommittee of the President's … see full wiki

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Author: Jonathan Javitt
Publisher: Sterling & Ross Publishers
3 reviews about Capitol Reflections
review by . February 18, 2008
"Capitol Reflections," by Jonathan Javitt, is a wonderful political/scientific thriller. After a somewhat slow start, U.S. Public Health Service captain Gwen Maulder finds herself, her husband and a whole Ford Bronco full of other people caught up in a conspiracy that goes deep into Washington D.C., a number of government agencies and numerous parts of the agricultural (yep, that's right, agricultural) world. There's plenty of subplots involving backstabbing, "favors owed," back alley deals, murder, …
review by . January 28, 2008
Some books are hard to review because they have strengths and weaknesses and this one certainly fits that description. But the bottom line on this novel is that it is a very entertaining and fun thriller, but it is so outlandishly unbelievable and the logic of some of the early actions to set up the plot are so poorly thought out that the reader can never suspend disbelief to truly engage with the story. It's like watching an exciting movie with a lousy plot full of holes that is fun while it lasts …
review by . January 01, 2008
It's always nice to find a first-time novelist who seems to have more talent and experience than their record would indicate. I received an advance readers copy of Capitol Reflections by Jonathan Javitt. Javitt put together an entertaining conspiracy thriller with the government and genetic food manipulation at the core of the plot.    Marci Newman is a hard-charging lawyer who lives her career. She's due to present in front of a judge on a pro bono case related to an unlawful …
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