410 pages / 3443 KB
Legalities: I received a free electronic ARC from NetGalley.com.
The story was kind of fun. The expositional filler was not. I felt like they were using it to pad the word count.
It's been a while since I've read SF, and thought I'd give this a try. Although the beginning started with a bang, literally, there were a lot of areas that left me wondering. There were several areas where I could not suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy the story.
An airliner crashes in Hong Kong, in a street, and there is no conflagration?
A compound fracture is recognized in space, before the space suit is removed?
A chopper shows up at a dig site and instead of using the pad most dig sites have, they set down IN the site?
Thrillers are not my usual genre, and I made no effort to figure this one out, but well before the ending, I had it "solved." The fun part came when I realized I was right.
A good editor would have been a good investment.