Can you imagine a world without wine?
Corvina Guerra is a flying winemaker who dreams of one day settling down in her native Italy on her family’s vineyard. On a visit to a vineyard in Italy, Corvina makes a startling discovery: Phylloxera, a menacing plant louse that devastated vineyards in Europe more than a hundred years ago, has infested the vines.
The deeper Corvina and Brian search, the more they become convinced that Universal Wines holds the answer to everything, and the harder they pursue their investigation the more surprises pile up for both of them.
In spite of devastating consequences, Corvina and Brian vow to continue their investigation and do what they can to contain the spread of the infestation – but time is running short and they always seem to be a step behind. Unless they can find a way to stop the Philomena – vineyards around the world will be ruined for decades; potentially causing the collapse of the wine industry. Can Corvina and Brian get to the root cause and save the international wine industry from ruin?
Root Cause is a thrilling, exciting, action-packed novel that will have its readers turning the pages with haste into the early hours of the morning. As I began to read Root Cause, I immediately knew that this was going to be a fast-paced adventure and now that I have finished the novel I can happily write that the book is just this! It is an intriguing, unique mystery thriller unlike anything I have read before, that captivated me with its heart-pounding moments and phenomenal literature courtesy of the excellent author Steven Laine. If you are a reader who loves being taken on a journey that is full of shocking moments that are memorable as well as astounding, then you will love Root Cause so do not miss out! If you need more convincing, then please continue to read my review to learn more about the stellar novel!
Root Cause is an incredible novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, Corvina Guerra. Corvina is a winemaker with dreams of setting down in Italy on her family’s vineyard; however, her plans may be changed forever when she makes a shocking discovery. Corvina, upon a visit to a vineyard in Italy, has learned of a plant louse called Phylloxera which infests vines and kills them at their root. The reader will follow Corvina and her friend Brian as they try to find out how to stop the louse and protect the vineyards and ensure the continuation of the wine industry, and this book lovers is the premise of the thrilling Root Cause!
The story of Root Cause is a stellar one that had me intrigued from the very start. I love any story with a mystery/adventure theme, so I knew from the beginning that Root Cause would deliver thanks to this theme and wow did it! From the start the reader is immediately thrust into the thick of the story, the reader will feel as if their breath has been knocked out of them by how fast the reader is pushed into the thick of the plot. I personally love this approach with a novel, especially if it is an action/mystery based one; what is the point in waiting for the action to start? None in my opinion so that is why I love how the excellent author Steven Laine decided to throw his readers into the story; it made for an exhilarating read, one that I would recommend to all of you lovely readers!
Root Cause captured my attention immediately thanks to the fast-paced story, enigmatic characters, and a thrilling plot. As I read Root Cause I was honestly in awe; it was like a present was being unwrapped before my eyes and the more the pages turned, the more excited I got for the finale. I was intrigued by this book so much because of the unique theme to do with the plant louse. I have never read a book with this theme, and so I was intrigued and fascinated from start to finish!
Steven Laine is a newly discovered author of mine, and I have to confess book lovers that I am kicking myself for not having found Laine’s work sooner! I am frustrated that I have not before because never before have I been so entertained with a suspense novel! To write a good novel the reader needs to be fully immersed in the story and feel as if they are experiencing the same events as the protagonist(s) and Laine manages to accomplish this with his writing in Root Cause, so Laine is most certainly worthy of an abundance of praise.
Not only is Steven Laine an outstanding writer for his ability to thrust his readers into the thick of the story, but he also is because he was able to describe all of the events that unravel perfectly. Every event and moment and even place is flawlessly described with a wealth of detail which in turn keeps the reader turning the pages.
Overall Root Cause is a gripping novel that is guaranteed to keep readers entertained for hours on end so I, of course, have to award the story five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it! Also, keep an eye out for my spotlight for the author which will be live soon!
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