I admit it—I'm biased. But this is certainly Nick Thacker's best work to date. This story has perfect pacing—a fine blend of action and thoughtful moments that reads like glass of scotch after hearty meal. I made the mistake of reading this book in the evenings, just prior to turning in, which meant I didn't get much sleep.
Thacker has managed to take a concept that would be comfortably set in a scifi universe and bring it into a contemporary world, with a twisted plot worthy of its influences and its ancestry. You can feel a definite pulse of James Rollins and Lee Child in this one, with the unique flavor that only a Thacker novel can bring. I'm impressed, and I want more.