– Title: Synthesis: Legion of Stateside Delusions by T.C. Koury
Genre: Fiction – Suspense
Publication date: June 5, 2016
Publisher: White Stag, an Imprint of Ravenswood Publishing
When Jim Sinclair and two college friends synthesize a million doses of LSD as a means of financing a post-graduation road trip across country and living expenses for their first few years on their own, they had no idea of the nightmare they would unleash. In a ‘down the rabbit hole’ experience worthy of Alice in Wonderland, the boys’ journey becomes ever more bizarre as they run afoul of the police, violent biker gangs, rogue federal agents and a mysterious clutch of powerful men who seem to guide events toward an unknown and frightening climax.
Synthesis: Legion of Stateside Delusions is a strange, twisted tale not to be missed by lovers of adventure and mystery.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review of it.
Synthesis: Legion of Stateside Delusions is a fictional story about a group of three friends that, weeks shy of their college graduation, create LSD out of stolen ingredients from their school’s chemistry department. After an LSD outbreak at a fraternity party, they decide to run and go road tripping across the US leaving an LSD trail behind them not knowing that they are being followed for a rather surprising reason.
From the cover and the description, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Synthesis, but what I found was a pretty good read. I ended up enjoying my time with Synthesis, it was really well written. I really loved the author’s writing style which was highly descriptive and intellectual. Reading this book reminded me that the bulk of the books I read feature female protagonists and it was interesting to read about a cast of mostly male characters.
I thought the story itself was fun and it’s twists were things that I didn’t anticipate. It was also filled with a chase across different states, danger, and betrayal. There were also mentions of some of my favorite things like conspiracy theories and secret fraternities. I loved how the story took these things were molded into the overall story, it was just very surprising and a really cool treat to have encountered these things in this book all together. That was really really cool and something that I would never have expected. I loved how this book featured a very original spin on a drug that most of us have heard of but currently hear very little of.
It was definitely a very interesting and unique story, not like anything I have ever read. I love books that have weird subjects and this was definitely a plot that I have not encountered. I would definitely recommend giving this book a try if you are in the mood for something different. I read it in one sitting! Four stars from me!
About the Author
I was born and raised in Alabama to a military father and an elementary school teacher mother. I had very humble beginnings, but my family moved around quite a bit after September 11, 2001. My little brother and I were the best of friends growing up, and we were all each other had while living in Virginia for part of 2003 before moving back to Alabama. Upon our return, we discovered that our mother was expecting another child and our youngest brother was born in 2004, completing the trio. I am currently on track to finish my undergraduate degree in applied mathematics, and the changes we experienced growing up allowed me to adapt to things quite easily and pursue many different activities. I have travelled from east coast to west coast, and all across Italy and parts of Europe. I enjoy variety, which is why my hobbies include reading, writing, playing guitar, craft-beer tasting, traveling, and playing basketball. I hope to move to Los Angeles, California following my graduation in May 2016 and pursue acting, journalism, screenplay writing, and continue writing novels.
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