Jason J. Cross is an independent filmmaker, animator and author. Most of his work can be seen on www.fsocross.com as well as on youtube. Jason currently lives with his wife and twin daughters in Brooklyn NY
There are 2 story lines going on in this book. One I liked and the other annoyed me so freaking much. First the part I liked.
There is a conspiracy going on in America to outlaw Christianity. It dates back to when they outlawed prayer in school. This story line was very interesting and exciting. As a Christian I was very intrigued with this story considering everything that is going on. This part of the story is a page turner and makes you think about what can happen here in America if we – as Christians – continue to not say anything about what the Bible says cause it might be social awkward. Know the Word and prepare to be attacked because of it, but staying quiet just to avoid confrontation is a mistake.
The second part of the story is about the growing love between Sean and Emma. This is the annoying part of the story. If I have to read “and tears filled (Sean or Emma) eyes” one more time I am going to puke. It is okay to use that term to explain an emotional moment but when it is used in every moment it loses its meaning It went from feeling my heart break for them to “again? Seriously again?”
Bottom line, is this book worth reading? Yes. You have to get past the relationship part but it is worth it. So I do recommend it for the conspiracy part not the love story part. ***SPOILER ALERT*** This book ends with a cliff hanger. Even though the majority of this book is focused on the love story – which I found very uninteresting - the other part is awesome. I will still read the second book because what I found as an interesting story greatly out weighs the problems I had with this book.
“Shift” is nothing short of spectacular. Great story, and great characters. Every moment of this book was put together masterfully and the build up to the end was perfect. The epic battle in the end had me so on the edge of my seat that when the battle was over, I found myself letting out a breath of relief. It was that awesome – worthy of the Big Screen battles that people talk about for days. I look forward to reading more books from D. Doyle Reynolds and I really pray that this is not the last we hear of Sandy, Cassie, Pip and the rest of the crew.
This was a very interesting read. It kept you interested and wondering what was going to happen next. Very realistic and interesting characters. Put together from start to finish in a very smart manner.
This is an excellent action/adventure story. A real page turner. The main character – Gordon McAllister – is an awesome hero – Bond & Bourne should stay out of his way. The story is solid and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I sure do pray that author David Workman plans to create more adventures with Mr. McAllister because I am fan.