Aaron Turner is everyman. Well, that is if everyman has the power and talent to transfer to another world. So far he is one of two people who have that power and it seem they both are working for a man who wants to take over the other world. The world they live in now is polluted and corrupt. As Aaron learns to live in the small town in the otherworld, he finds that he is a nice man who really can come to like himself and fall in love.
He has a problem, however, he goes back to his first world to get supplies and make reports to the General. In the old world he is a crippled man who is made fun of and hates coming back. So he lies about what is happening in the new world.
The lies grow bigger as the tension builds between Aaron, his general, and the Federal government. Aaron does not want to work for this world anymore and figures out how to do that. But then he finds he has an arch-enemy in the new world. Life there is not as good as he thought it would be, it is always presenting challenges.
Mark Eller has made his characters believable and likeable. His scenarios are well described and I can imagine myself in them. I laugh and cry with Aaron as he finds his way in his new world and really look forward to the next Turner Chronicles adventure. Bravo, Mark.