The Life Engine by Rick Baker is an adventure just waiting for you to read. April Gentry, an ethno botanist who has discovered a product that has promising pain killing qualities. Her influential connections want it for themselves. The profit would be substantial, but April is looking at the larger picture. The damage done to her friends and the rain forest this product is found would be destroyed. Ian Wolfe, a previous Olympic decathlete, works for the CIA. Using his shameful past against him at times, he runs through the rainforests to obtain the objective. Time will tell if he makes decisions he can live with.
Rick Baker places you right in the middle of jungle warfare from the beginning. The Life Engine is not only a compelling novel, but it is an eye opener for the way greedy organizations work to obtain their prize. This story raises provoking questions as his characters rule the page. The complexity of this novel is astonishing as the author uses his characters to get a message across.