Author: Liese A Sherwood-Fabre
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Buy Link: Buy Saving Hope Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed By: Nicole
In a desperate attempt to save her daughter’s life, an unemployed microbiologist falls into the Russian underworld and a plan to export a deadly biological weapon.
In one of Siberia’s formerly closed cities, Alexandra Pavlova, an unemployed microbiologist, struggles to save her daughter’s life. When she turns to Vladimir, her oldest friend, for help, she’s drawn into Russia’s underworld. His business dealings with the Iranians come to the attention of Sergei Borisov, an FSB (formerly the KGB) agent. Alexandra finds herself joining forces with Sergei to stop the export of a deadly virus in a race to save both her daughter and the world.
Saving Hope is about a family who was involved in some trouble. The main characters are Alexandra (mother of [Hope] Nadzedha; Yuri father of [Hope]; Nadzedha [Hope] and they represent a family. Yuri has a position with the government as an agent and he is involved in an investigation with a suspected terrorist. He works with Sergei. The importance of Sergei will become apparent later. Hope, the daughter is sick with pneumonia and has to go to the hospital. But she also has a congenital heart condition. Alexandra her mother has a science background and also dealt with highly classified viral information. And the last in the cast of characters is Vladmir. His importance too will become apparent at the end of the novel.
After Hope gets better from her pneumonia, all three of them travel to another part of the country to deal with her heart condition. Skimping and managing to get what they need, the family travels to Moscow to take care of their daughters heart condition. Due to the strain on their marriage, Yuri committed suicide but Alexandra thinks that he got murdered by Vladmir, a man who we later find out is in love with Alexandra but he is not who she loves. He does however love her and wants to fight to keep her in his life along with her daughter.
As we read the story in the midst of all of this that is going on, we find out that an Iranian terrorist is around, Ahmed, and that he is being watched right. But what they also find out is that there is a virus that could possibly be very deadly out there and people will kill to find it and manufacture it. As the story goes on we find that the agent other than Yuri, Sergei finds enough information to place Ahmed in the custody of the government. But what we also find out is that the virus that they are searching for, was in the possession of the Alexandras’s little girl, Hope inside of a bear toy that she carries with her everywhere. I believe that the bear is a gift either from her parents or Vladmir. And that he placed the virus inside of the bear.
So here we are at the end of the novel, with a healthy girl who carried a deadly virus, a man who was supposed to care for her mother placing it in the possession of the little girl and having her transport for him unawares allowing him to do what he needed. It is sad that fact.
So fellow readers, I suggest that you read this novel more than once. And enjoy it. I think I will revise it upwards to a 4 star read though. By the end of the novel you are sad but involved.