Good premise, well plotted. Dialogue at times seemed forced and stilted, can't imagine people actually talking like his characters all the time. By the by, there were a few typos (it should have been bizarre, not bazaar). But all in all a great read and I am looking for to the next one in the series.
Other than a glitch in the system, a good read. Not what I usually expect from Mr. Perry (Core Four of Matador Lore and Gore) but not bad. Reminds me a bit of The Forever Drug. Has the usual standards; love in unlikely beginnings, longevity drugs (third or is it fourth book/series this has been written about?). Moves along briskly and kept my attention.
Or, as he is wont to say, choice between a six pack and his story, I bought his story and enjoyed it more so.
Pretty good story,rich characters and intricate plotting. Only complaint is that I still haven't figured out what the first few chapters have to do with the rest of the story. I am sure it will be revealed later on, but right now it's a bit frustrating, not knowing the why. The rest of the story bounces back and forth between the remaining characters, yet nothing is revealed of Adair's fate.
Nonetheless, I recommend this book. It's been a fun journey so far.
Add to what Edward said, can't wait for the next installment. I've been a fan of Mr. Perry's since The Man Who Never Missed (yep, the same Steve Perry) and this book ranks right up there with them, set in a time line that seems closer to now. The action is tight, the story telling keeps you reading. Coulda bought a 6 pack, but you can't drink it more than once. Bristlecone I'll read over and again.
Just finished Episode 1 and am half way through Episode 2, all I can say is, I can't wait for the 3rd one. Great take on the EOTWAWKI, great character development and the story moves right along. I'd gladly pay to continue reading this adventure and to see where it takes me.
A few glitches, typos and grammatical errors, but they can easily be overlooked.