(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I’d give this book 3.5 stars, ideally. For a lot of the book, I wasn’t sure how the different characters and storylines fit together. I did find the different plots intriguing and as I got to know the characters, I did find them interesting and I found myself caring about the characters and the plot.
This book was definitely much more of a thriller than a science fiction book. I found myself drawn into the plot and it was good to see more normal people get caught up in what was going on. I thought that Jesse and Amanda were interesting characters, though I found myself getting a bit confused by their history at times. It was good to see them working together, even though there were times I didn’t like Amanda that much… at least at first.
Almost from the beginning, I found Francis to be a really intriguing character, though I did feel that I didn’t learn as much of his history as I could have done. I didn’t feel that the blurb was entirely accurate when it came to him… but I did like him as a character.
There was quite a lot of intrigue in this book and for a long time, I was completely confused about what was going on and why exactly people were so interested in the contents of the disk. I guess that was the same position as many of the other characters were in, though even by the end, I felt that I didn’t really understand everything.
I liked Mitch and Mike as characters, though there were a few times when I got confused between the two of them. I would have liked to see more of their history and how they knew each other.
There was quite a lot of action in this book that did hold my attention and kept me reading throughout. There were some very gory scenes in this book. There were also some characters I found a bit harder to follow… but it was nice to see when the ‘good guys’ had to outsmart the plans of the people trying to kill them.
I think I would read the next book in this series, since it would be good to get some answers to what was going on.