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- Print Length: 414 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Knights Hill Publishing (November 15, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 15, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M683QKZ
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When you first start reading this book you think you are in for a first contact story that will lead to a space race but it develops so fast that you will not be able to put this book down.
As well as an incredible story line there are some exceptional characters. This story is written from the point of view of a couple of main characters, Jack an American Astronaut with an interesting past. Hannah, a propulsion genius who is the lead on the original probe to Jupiter, and later the Mission to Europa and Skyler, a Federal Agent with an agenda.
There are a multitude of minor characters as well that impact heavily on the story, but it is these 3 that really tell the story, and tell it so well. There are times that this is written so well that it is almost like it is a documentary, retelling actual events, giving you a real feeling of immersion in the story. The characters are brilliant in this book, with creative and clever dialogue that is realistic and absorbing. Hannah is incredibly real as the alcoholic, workaholic genius that wants more from her life, but doesn’t want to stop her work long enough to find it. Jack’s character is so driven, wanting to be the best, and when that doesn’t happen, finding the next thing, constantly on the go, always trying to be number 1. Skylar is a truly fascinating character as the quasi spook, with a degree, that doesn’t really have all it takes to be a ‘true’ agent, but is too smart for his own good.
I don’t want to give away spoilers for this book, it should be read and enjoyed. However, I could go on for pages about how brilliant the writing is. If you enjoy a good Sci-Fi story, especially a First Contact story with a bunch of twists, then this is for you. I can’t wait for the next part.
And when First Contact is realized, the adventure really cranks up! Are we really so unprepared as this? Can we survive such an event? You’ll have a great deal to think about as you are carried full-tilt along on these suspenseful pages!
This is an incredibly good sci-fi book! The characters are well developed and very real! All through my reading, I felt myself nodding and mumbling, “Yep, this could definitely be happening… this is so true!” It was edge-of-your-seat excitement and I loved it!
Based on the other reviews, it is clear than many people will like this book for its technical jargon, name dropping of current events, and simplistic, somewhat evil, view of government. Anyone who would like consistency with real society and organizations would be better off keeping clear.