To give his stories a realistic edge, Mike has been bitten by a snake, suffered frost bite, had his wayward yacht sink under him during a force nine gale, held a NATO TOP SECRET security classification and been serially used by a string of beautiful women. He is scared of horses and lives in a sprawling metropolis, where there are none.
on July 24, 2012 :
This book draws you in from the first page with the opening setting the tone for what is to come. The pace of the story is fast, the content exciting and I felt utterly compelled to keep reading. Having said that there is time to engage with the characters and I found myself being attracted, repulsed and amused in equal measure to the different personalities contained within the story.
The first part of the book sets the scene for what is to come with the plot continually building in tension and intrigue as the story unravels. There is all of the futuristic other worldliness that any good sci-fi read should contain but for me integral to what made this story so enjoyable are the characters. They had depth and I found that I cared what happened to them either for good or ill.
A word of warning however - if you are a bed time reader (as I am) you may well find yourself getting less sleep than you need (as I did) as it is very difficult to put down.
(reviewed long after purchase)