A Story 65 Million Years in the Making

Fiction - Science Fiction
306 Pages
Reviewed on 05/29/2019
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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Stingers: A Story 65 Million Years in the Making by John Maffia is a science fiction story with a unique theme; a phenomenon that will surprise readers. Dr. Eugene “Gene” Feldman is on an enforced sabbatical, suspended from the hospital because a patient under his care died. But it is only when he encounters eleven-year-old Eric stung by a wasp, a boy he manages to get to the emergency room, that new revelations begin to surface. Now he understands that the death of the patient was just one of the many cases of patients who recently succumbed to the sting of the killer bee. He starts to study the phenomenon, determined to clear his name. Working with Dr. Lucy Benton, they quickly discover that these bees are not ordinary and that they have an unusual intelligence as well. What is more disturbing is that they have developed huge hives on the east coast and are preparing for an assault on the human population. Together with the Army and National Guard, the doctors plan to destroy the hives and they want to do it before the bees suspect. But can they do it in time?

Stingers is a well-written story and, from the start, the reader is interested in the characters. There is a lot of drama going on, and it is intense. It begins when Gene’s attention is drawn to Eric, the young boy stung by a bee. The reader encounters a character that seems to know their job well, but as they follow him, they quickly understand that he has an internal conflict linked to his suspension. I wanted to see him succeed because he comes out as realistic and well-developed to reflect his medical profession. The prose is exemplary and it is punctuated by humor and interesting dialogues. Stingers: A Story 65 Million Years in the Making is fast-paced and skillfully written, a narrative that has great potential for entertainment.