Author James M. Corkill, Science Fiction Thriller, 288 Pages
Reviewed by Felita Daniels
The author has a solid grasp of his craft. This book begins with experts in their scientific fields realizing that something is dangerously off. There is enough science involved in the thriller to keep the science fiction folks happy, but not too much that those without a PhD get lost.
It took me a while to sit down and share my opinions about the book. It’s tricky. I don’t want to give anything away, however; I do want to give you my honest reaction to the novel. Something happens half way through the book that made me angry. So much so, I put the book down and didn’t want to finish it. I didn’t like the main character any more. Jethro Gibbs, MacGyver, John McClain, insert your favorite hero here, would have figured something different out, or died trying. I know that a person doesn’t have to like every character and choice they make. It also suggests that the author has succeeded in conveying real emotion. I wondered if the author simply put this in for shock value? You may applaud that the author choice was different.
So what made me pick up the book a few weeks later to finish it? There is a secondary story line with regular folk protecting their homes and livelihood. It kept nagging at the back of my mind. What happened to them? I still cared about them. Jerry was my hero in this story- bravery, practical smarts and heart.
This review may or may not help you decide if this is a book you will enjoy. Your curiosity may get the better of you and you want to see how you feel about Alex Cave. Maybe you like different. Maybe you’ll think my ‘mom gene’ is just too sensitive. Check out the book for yourself. If you enjoy heroes at the top of their field, science fiction and action combined, this book delivers.
This is book 4 of a series, but it can be read as a stand alone.