Saturday, September 24, 2011

Primacy by J.E. Fishman Review & Giveaway

Liane Vinson is a veterinary technician in Pentalon, a big animal testing laboratory.  After two years, she has been promoted to the primate lab.  A pair of bonobo twins captures her interest, Bea and Isaac.  They begin to mimic Liane and speak who at first is unclear what they are speaking but soon realizes it is not only their own form of dialect but is decipherable.
When testing is done on the twins, Liane knows that they are on the verge of a scientific breakthrough.  But when one of the twins undergoes surgery, Liane questions her own boundaries and decides to escape with Bea and return her to Africa.
Her journey is tumultuous.  While worrying about her mother, who desperately needs a kidney, to her new love interest, veterinarian Mickey Ferrone, Liane's life suddenly got rocky.  Being chased by Pentalon security, the CEA of Pentalon, agents of the U.S. government, as well as Folks Against Lab Testing steers Liane and Mickey toward her old lover Corey, an eco-fanatic.
Spanning several continents, a vast array of eccentric and versatile characters and an important moral dilemma at the heart, Primacy is a heart-thumping scientific thriller.  We know there are animal research labs, but what really goes on behind those closed doors?  If it's anything like depicted in Primacy, it will haunt you.  But what if it saved someone's life? There are many questions brought up in Primacy and much food for thought.  Bea will capture your heart, and the pace is quick and the writing keen.  Highly recommend!

J. E. Fishman is the author of a new thriller, Primacy, which explores the significant themes of animal rights, the plight of endangered bonobos, and the welfare of animals in research labs. 
Fishman’s literary background includes serving five years as a book editor at Doubleday, where he edited the works of NFL superstars Jim Kelly and Ronnie Lott. He founded The Bedford Book Works Literary Agency (later sold to Dystel & Goderich Literary Management), where he represented dozens of writers and personalities, including Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Kweisi Mfume, then head of the NAACP.  He was founder and CEO of, which closed its doors in the dot-com crash. Early in his career, Fishman served as an associate editor at U.S. Business Press.  He has also ghost written and edited a number of books.

He co-authored two non-fiction books, All I Need to Know I Learned From My Horse (Doubleday) and Life is a Series of Presentations (Simon & Schuster). 

He published a mystery novel through online serialization, Cadaver Blues, on The Nervous Breakdown, a literary Website where he now contributes a weekly column. 

Fishman, 49, a lifelong nature supporter, is a former trustee of the Eastern New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the North Salem Open Land Foundation.

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  1. I would love to win a copy of this book.

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  2. I would love to read this one. It sounds like a really great book. Please enter me!

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  3. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  4. Sounds like a great read by the fire this winter

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  6. Sounds great!
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  8. Thank you for the giveaway!
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  9. This one reminds me a little of the recent Rise of the Planet of the Apes (good movie!) Please count me in. Thank you!

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  10. I would love to read Primacy. It sounds like a very interesting read. Thanks for review & giveaway!
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  11. Would love to read a copy of this one.

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  13. Sounds like a great read! Would love to win a copy!

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  16. Couldn't access google-This sounds like a very interesting read.
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  17. I would love a good thriller to read!