In A Colony of Eves a family of Russian immigrants (Oksana Kuznetsky, her son Mikhail and her parents) settle in America. Kaplan does an excellent job portraying the difficulties of settling in a new land. Luckily they have family and new found friends to help them, and things seem to be looking up until Oksana disappears.
The book jumps from Oksana’s family to the Amazon rain forest where a strange configuration of corpses is found indicating the possible extinction of humans in the not so distant future. The reader is then introduced to an unsavory organization with a leader intent on controlling the future of mankind and an albino army working to make his fantasy a reality. The story-lines connect when we find that Oksana Kuznetsky's rare bloodline may possess the antidote to mankind’s extinction.
Although there is definitely a good deal of science fiction woven into the story, it is more a characterization of young Mikhail and those who begin to help him in his search for his mother. Mikhail and friends are young (preteen) and it becomes a bit of a stretch of the imagination at times, but frankly I didn’t care. I believe author Kaplan’s talent in building a story will keep the reader involved until the very last page.
Publisher - Amazon Digital Services LLC
Date of Publication - January 13, 2011