Monday, May 25, 2009

Running From The Devil

Not to be confused with Running with the Devil, which is an intriguing marathon, Running from the Devil is an intriguing book that I just finished tonight. I was one of the lucky winners of a recent Runners' Lounge Free Stuff Giveaway, and received a copy of this book by author and runner Jamie Freveletti.

Running from the Devil is a novel about Emma Caldridge, a chemist and ultra-marathoner, and passenger on flight 689 headed for Bogota, Columbia. The plane is high-jacked and crashes in the jungle where a group of guerrillas are waiting for them. What do they want, and why are they so intent on capturing Emma, and who is really behind it all, are just some of the thrilling story lines in this book.

The book arrived in the mail last week, and I started flipping through it, and started reading the first page while my wife was getting dinner ready, just to get a feel for it, and I couldn't put it down. It kept me up late a couple nights turning the pages and reeling me in more and more. It's not so much about running, (ok, it's not at all about running), but it was fun to read a story with a hero/heroine I can relate to, as she relies on her physical fitness and endurance to survive in the jungle, all the while being hunted by the "devil."

It's a great read. I'd definitely recommend it. Although, I wonder if there will be a sequel as a few questions were left unanswered at the end.


Michelle said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the review!

FLYERS26 said...

I might just have to check this book out.

Anonymous said...

There is totally going to be a sequel! And watch the book trailer:


Ted said...

Bet it will turn into a movie someday. Thanks for the review.

JamieF said...

So glad you liked the book. And congrats on the 5 minute mile! Just posted on how difficult it is to capture the true effort involved in running on film.

I'm sure your style appears effortless!
Jamie Freveletti Author-Running from the Devil