Lloyd Pye writes in the genre of Michael Crichton, and every bit as well. Both bring in lots of facts, and both weave page turning action into their stories well. But I have to say that Pye has a better feel for real people than Crichton. As much as I've enjoyed Crchton's books, he always makes his characters "tops in their field" or some kind amazing and unreal people. Pye catches a real feel for Americana. As to Bigfoot/Sasquatch, Pye knows as much as anyone about them, and he brings that into the story seamlessly and entertainingly. I had a really enjoyable time reading this story. I'd give it at least 4 stars out of 5. I look forward to his next book, and I hope it isn't long in coming.