Most reviews focus on Frank Bowen and his wife Liz, her disappearance and his frustration with being unable to find her. Oh, did I mention this happened in the jungles of Belize?
But I think the real story is the one running in parrallel. The one about the young somewhat primitive warriors from a (parallel?) universe. That enter our world, and others, through the Xenoliths. They are intriguing characters. And A.Sparrow's description of their adventures in our world has a nice "feel" to it.
I give the book a high rating because it is a first book and because of the "feel".
Read the book and experience it.
Then go on to Peregrin and read more.
I admit that I am already a Mike Hicks fan.
His In Her Name series of SciFi thrillers is great.
But this book is something different and fabulous.
It is a little hard to talk about it without revealing stuff that the reader will want to discover by themselves.
But let me say that if you like Michael Crichton - you will love this.
If you like Lee Child - you will probably also love this.
There are many other comparisons that I could make but the best advice is to purchase the book and read it for yourself. You will soon be back here writing your own review praising this work.
I have a some knowledge of a couple of the infrastuctures that are written about in this book and he hits them dead-on This is realism mixed with a current issue mixed with some "could-happen" and is exciting.