From international bestselling author Caryl Rivers, a street-wise crime reporter and all-American science writer stumble onto a conspiracy that will threaten not only their careers, but their very lives.“A stylish bio tech thriller…has you totally in its grasp. The finale is hair-raising! Rivers displays to good effect her streetwise, culturally hip sense of humor.” – NewFrom international bestselling author Caryl Rivers, a street-wise crime reporter and all-American science writer stumble onto a conspiracy that will threaten not only their careers, but their very lives.“A stylish bio tech thriller…has you totally in its grasp. The finale is hair-raising! Rivers displays to good effect her streetwise, culturally hip sense of humor.” – New York Daily NewsSally Ellenberg has a nose for bad news. It’s detrimental to her love life, but perfect for her job on the crime beat. When writing up a report on a minor hold up, she stumbles across a strange detail: in the middle of the holdup, the gunman screamed suddenly before falling dead. In searching for answers, Sally teams up with orderly (and sexy) science-writer John Forbes Aiken to chase down an increasingly bizarre series of clues, from missing autopsy reports to bizarre brain experiments on animals.As Sally and Jack dig deeper, they uncover a conspiracy reaching into the highest levels of the U.S. government and the escalating War on Terror. Reeling from a new series of attacks from Al Qaeda terrorists, the military desperately seeks new ways to get intelligence on those who would attack the United States. As powerful forces attempt to discredit Sally and Jack, they find themselves increasingly alone as they get closer to the terrifying truth.“Rivers has a very deft hand with prose and a gift for witty dialogue, assets that make it a pleasure to read INDECENT BEHAVIOR – the bio tech plot, which leaves the FBI, CIA and government looking sleazy and sordid, moves quickly in and around Boston, surprising the reader with its twists and turns…a great novel and a genuine pleasure to read.” –Boston Herald“Rivers tries her hand at a bio-tech thriller, with slickly professional results. Rivers is as amusing as ever, and her leading couple make fine company indeed.” –Kirkus“A lively story from the news racket… There aren’t too many really good newspaper novels, so it’s gratifying to report that INDECENT BEHAVIOR…has the old newsroom pungency, even though, as reporter Sally Ellenberg realizes, newsrooms aren’t what they used to be.” –Chicago Tribune...
|Title||:||Indecent Behavior: A Novel|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||358 Pages|
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Indecent Behavior: A Novel Reviews
DNF @ 27%. Nope. I TRIED to give this one a shot. I TRIED. It's like pulling teeth.
Indecent Behavior is a re-release of a 1990 thriller by Caryl Rivers. It follows two investigative journalists who stumble upon a secret human experiment which has deadly consequences.For me Indecent Behavior shows its age, and this really drags the book down. There is a huge focus on class and background, with ethnic slurs like spic, nigger and yankee used so liberally that they lose any real impact. The two lead characters seem obsessed with their class/ethnicity and those of others, and this gets boring really fast. Unlike most more contemporary books, there is nothing sophisticated or sarcastic about the use of ethnic stereotypes here, and this makes the characters seem wooden and, at times, made me as a reader feel uncomfortable.The idea of using electric stimulation of the brain to control behaviour was an interesting one, but unfortunately this plot takes a backseat to the ethnic self-wrangling and rampant sex between the two main characters, and so you are often going pages and pages with nothing to advance the plot. Nearer the end of the book, there is an increase in the focus on the main plot and the action, but even the best of these scenes, for example when our lead characters break into an apartment to try to find evidence of the experiments, is then ruined by a shift of focus onto how aroused one of the characters is by the other one pretending to sunbathe.Overall I did not enjoy Indecent Behavior. There just wasn���t enough actual thriller plot there for me, and I really did not like the dated use of ethnic slurs or focus on class. The reason that I gave this book two stars instead of one is that the actual writing is not flawed, and the concept behind the sci-med plot was good, even if it did not fulfil its potential. Indecent Behavior is available from Amazon.co.uk for ��2.02 and from Amazon.com for $3.16.[A review copy was provided through NetGalley]
enjoyed the perspective of a crime beat journalist - combined the investigative stuff I have grown to enjoy thanks to my husband and the journalism I once thought I wanted as a career. more enjoyable than "intimate enemies," I think because the subject intersted me more - but I still find it facinating to read books that Rivers wrote in the early '80s that almost predict what life is like in America today. either nothing has changed or her foresight was impecable.
A nice ride through an investigative journalists run in with a conspiracy. Some of the Jewish WASP references didn't work for me in the UK but I'm sure they meant more to a Boston or at least US Based audience. Nice bit of sci-fi thrown in without turning it into a true sci-fi thriller. Some nice plot surprises but the main twists were fairly obvious a long way out.One bit that was better than average was the grown up approach to the key relationship, adults having sex - whatever next.
If you want some diversionary reading...this is ok. But certainly not the best book you'll ever read. But it does read fast and sometimes that's the best part of a novel.
A book about a Catholic school girl with sexual tension between her crush. *Yawn*. Not only is it morally depraved it's Characters are awfully one-dimensional.