Today I am doing a review of The Malthus Conspiracy by Danielle Uidam.
Blurb: In 2011 the world population hit seven billion. Fourteen thousand babies are born every hour. By 2045 the population is predicted to hit nine billion. Can our planet cope?
In 1798 Economist Reverend Thomas Malthus thought not. His work ‘An Essay on the Principal of Population’ predicted that population growth would outpace our ability to obtain resources, resulting in a global epidemic of famine that would destroy society unless curbed.
Fast forward to 2012. College students Dean Adams and his best friend Felix Pye, unwittingly stumble across the greatest conspiracy in history, and by doing so sign a death warrant. They are forced to run as powerful, high society members of a 200 year old secret Malthusian League attempt to silence them.
The league will stop at nothing to continue its Malthusian cause. Their purpose? To curb population growth and ensure Malthus’ predictions for economic ruin do not come true.
With the aide of detective Isabella Mercena, Dean and Felix go head to head against the evil forces as they attempt to expose the league’s sinister plans to control population. Will they survive to tell the tale and tell it before the next wave of disaster is unleashed on mankind?
My Review: This is a great conspiracy book. It is fast paced with lots of action and still develops the characters so that you care for the good guys and hate the bad guys. It had me on the edge of my seat for most of the book. When college students uncover an age old conspiracy by a secret organization to control the world population, they are thrown into more dangerous situations than you can imagine. This organization is responsible for world wars and most of the diseases that have plagued mankind for years. From the Spanish flu to AIDS. With the help of a cop being framed for murder and a reclusive genius they set out to bring down the giant that reaches as high as the Vice president of the country. The only problem I had with the book at all was the editing. There were quite a few errors that if smoothed out would make it a more enjoyable read. I would highly recommend it however to anyone that enjoys a fast paced action book with just the right amount of human interest and romance. In spite of the editing I enjoyed this book enough to give it a 5 star.