Camel Caravan Amazon Reviewer - Finally! They just do not get any better than this. J. C. Ryan has triumphed again! Or perhaps I should say that, we, the audience has. I wanted to race through this book as I have been eagerly awaiting it since his last exciting instalment on the Rosslerite's latest world-saving activities.However, I forced myself to wait and savor each page as the story "worked each problem" to peel and reveal the solutions like the layers of an onion. This book was pre-ordered and did not disappoint. If I could, I would use that Rossler "time machine" to move Mr. Ryan back in time to write the next instalment so that I would not have to wait so long for our next book! Alas, I must close this novel and dream about what the future holds for our next president and his family. Whatever awaits them, I know this much .. . The Rossler family and their many friends will be able to handle it. I feel the future is in very safe hands.
Carolyn Harris Amazon Reviewer - Thank goodness they're back. At last, after waiting for what felt was an eternity, but was, in reality, only a few short months we have the Rossler Foundation back again and now we learn what happened to them.
I have sat and read no, consumed this last book. I know I've had a feast, not just dinner. I'm going to have to read it again as I'm sure I have not yet understood exactly all they did to defeat the monster of a man and his organization.
I honestly believed JC had walked them into a corner he would never be able to extract them from. When we last read about what was happening to the people of the Rossler Foundation, they were living in a cave and completely out of contact with the rest of the world. They were unable to reach out to anyone or anything, fearful for their lives and just doing what they could to survive.
All seemed lost and hopeless. How could they extract themselves and the rest of the world from the dreadful and dire situation the madman had plunged the entire planet into? It looked impossible.
There are not many writers I know who would be prepared goto these extremes. JC actually allowed the bad guys to win. By the end of the last book, 'The Sky Walkers' they were in control and there was little or nothing the Rosslers could do to stop them. It was sickening and frightening and very real - it is what could happen if we are kept in the dark about whatis going on in the world today and do we know? I'm not sure we do.
By the time I'd finished the last book I felt sure all was lost, there seemed to be no way out. JC had covered all options and there were none left, well not as far as I could see.
Somehow JC has pulled them out of total defeat and set them back stronger than ever.
What I love about the Rossler Foundation is they don't fight the bad guys with guns, grenades and kevlar jackets, there's no brawn, it's all brain, intelligence and nanotechnology. We learn what is possible when talented people come together and unite in their intent to take back the planet and free the people from the most awful and dire situations the monster has put them all in.
How they do it, is for you to read and enjoy as I have.There is only one shortcoming in the book that I can see - is this the last we will read of these remarkable and likeable people? Will we not know of any further adventures they may have; will they not discover yet another unknown civilization from thousands of years ago?
Dare we ask JC for more?
OldArcher Amazon Reviewer - Want to pass Indiana Jones? Try the Rossler Foundation, and it's intrepid men and women... If Amazon would allow, I'd give Mr. Ryan Six Stars for each of his works. Character development, plot, dialog- all plausibly integrated into great stories that capture the imagination. Not since Heinlein have I found as captivating a writer. I will be, like many others, eagerly awaiting his next works, for they are, indeed, addictive. When you start one of his novels, sleep is held in abeyance, and you long for the kind of purpose and adventure found by the people in his books... Read them, and savor them, as you would a tumbler of world class whiskey, a fine wine, or as in my case, a steaming hot cup of gourmet coffee... To those who can suspend one's"reality," and long for more adventure, "Cheers!"
I highly recommend J.C. Ryan's works...