View Full Version : beta reader for 110,000 tech thriller Dark Clouds

12-13-2010, 10:33 AM
I'm looking for beta readers for by 110,000 word novel Dark Clouds. Dark Clouds is a personality driven technological thriller set mainly in Asia. In it, an expelled MIT student is sent to Asia to track down the source of a mysterious virus which is spreading throughout the US. He finds more than he bargained for, meeting two exotic women who are not what they seem. Together, they take him on a wild trip through Asia, where he must discover the secrets that link their past--secrets that bring will down the virus or get them killed.

I'd prefer a mature reader whose enjoyed any of these authors. Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), John Connelly, Harlan Coben, Lee Child, Glen Cook, Robert Parker, Tony Hillerman, Peter O'Donnell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_O%27Donnell) ( Modesty Blaise), John Sandford, Thomas Perry (Jane Whitfield), R. J. Rozen (Lydia Chin), or Dan Brown. Whew! Or any hard-boiled thriller, action, or sci fi story with strong personalities and a driving mystery. A decent technological background would be a plus (not that you need it to enjoy the book, but I'd like to get the technological parts correct as well.)

At this point I don't care if I get any detailed (sentence level on down) criticism. All I want to know is whether the book is readable and interesting, and whether it has any plot or pacing issues.

Yeah, I've extensively reviewed it, should be readable and basically enjoyable- I hope.
Having said that, I'm sure it has all kind of flaws I'm totally blind to, but I did my best.

In a week I'm leaving for China, will be gone one month (doing research, hah!), so there's not a big hurry. The book has the mild profanity and sexual situations you might find in any adult thriller.

Do the usually PM thing , remember that I leave for China on Dec 20th!