Originally posted at https://www.fuzzysteve.co.uk/2011/01/19/review-falling-star/
This review is given, as a thank you for a free copy. I got it through the member giveaway program on Library Thing
Falling Star - Philip Chen.
Starting in 1967, this novel runs up to 1993. I suspect it may be the first in a series, but it's pretty much self contained.
At times, the author gets, I feel, a little hung up on specific details, but that's a very minor complaint. It's just sometimes, less is more. Assault rifle, rather than using Colt AR-15 repeatedly.
But getting back to the story, this is a thriller, with a sci-fi overlay. In a sequel, the sci-fi might become more overt, but for now, it's really a McGuffin. The thing that drives the story, but doesn't actually take part.
Fun story. The characters are defined, but with room for future growth, and with growth that shows up in story. As it's over twenty-six years, it has plenty of room for it.
Available as an ebook, from Amazon, and Smashwords. probably some others too. While it has some flaws, they're minor. I'd say, buy it and read it, if you like thrillers.