Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite
Sapient by Jerry Kaczmarowski is an intense, action-packed, suspenseful and thrilling read! The storyline is definitely unique and pulls readers in right away. Scientist Jane Dixon is frantically trying to find a cure for her young autistic son Robbie. She pours her heart and soul into her research, performing a variety of experiments on lab rats with no success until a miracle occurs. After receiving the latest injection, a little lab rat named Einstein develops the exceptional ability to read and write, and Dixon’s own dog exhibits remarkable changes. Could this be the cure for Robbie? Before she can find out though, everything changes. The US military and the CDC discover the results of her research and are highly interested. Dixon ends up on the run with her son and the newly enhanced animals. Can she escape her pursuers? Can she find the cure for her son?
I found Sapient to be a thrilling and page turning read. As a mother myself, I really felt for the protagonist Jane Dixon as she made it her sole mission to cure her son Robbie. However, the little lab rat Einstein really stole the show for me; it was so easy to quickly fall in love with the little guy! I was rooting for him to find a happy ending away from all the experiments and military drama. The book was fast-paced, flowed nicely and provided a thought provoking message. I believe Sapient will really make readers wonder just how far and to what lengths they would go to save someone they love.