**I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.**
It's important to note this is Alex Cave's second adventure in the series. It won't throw you, but you won't have the background info walking in. This book was definitely as advertised by author James M. Corkill! In the same vein as Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels, it's got adventure, it's got elements of Sci-Fi, it has the required romantic element, oh and pirates. (You gotta have pirates.) The detail in this book was pretty amazing. The thought that had to go into creating this reality on Earth astounds me, as do all works like these. World building, even in a contemporary reality, is incredibly important.
So, we have Alex Cave, unassuming geologist (a la Indiana Jones) who has connections across the country with uber scientists in every field, including alien research! They all have to band together to save the planet from becoming frozen from an ancient device (is that a spoiler?). Not just frozen, but thrown into a planetary tailspin and into meteorological chaos. It's craziness.
The plot is set from the beginning, but drags a bit as we're introduced to tons of people. Be patient. You need them all. The difference between Alex and Dirk or Indiana is how he's not a one-man army *applauds author*. I sat up straight through sections in anticipation, relaxed into the friendly bits, and waddled haphazardly through the science (I'm a grammar nerd). But it was all good!
The downside, the newest edition given to me still has some errors. Not so many that I was kicked out of the story but all could easily be fixed. And some of the rapid POV changes threw me, as this is omniscient third person. You're in one person's head one paragraph and into someone else's the next.
However, the question of the hour is... Will I read Episode 3? Uh yeah. Gotta know how it all works out!