Top positive review
You have to read it because you are a MR fan
26 December 2018
Well, I had to read this.
I have been a Matthew Reilly fan even since I read Contest. Have loved pretty much all his works barring some exceptions.
Me and my best friend had been waiting for the next installment of Jack West Jr series with baited breath and picked it up as soon as it arrived on the scene. AND read it through at the pace with which it is written (which is pretty fast by the way - in case you haven't read MR).
And we were not all that happy. In several places, the sequence of events seemed forced. Characters getting killed unceremoniously and unnecessarily. At several places, even the language did not seem like written by MR. Either someone edited the content or MR got a ghost-writer to write/edit/finish/polish some parts and those parts escaped even his attention. THAT or MR is losing his touch (hate to think about this possibility since 2 more books to go for Jack West Jr, more books on Scarecrow and more independent books)
It was mildly irritating to go through those things that did not feel like MR.
Barring the above, the book is what one expects from MR - a high octane fast-paced action thriller with a race against time and against deadly opponents who wouldn't blink before killing.