“Will you like this book? Well that depends on how you answer the following questions. Can you watch a Michael Bay movie and not die a little inside? Do you believe that the nature of physics is nebulous and changeable? Do you cheer when unlikely but convenient elements of the story save the hero? If you answer yes to these questions then put your school bag away and get this book. You'll love it.
For the rest of us, the ones who on occasion will squirm through a Bay movie with our brains shut down, all is not lost. Reilly does fashion an interesting and engaging story where all the right people get what they should, and the bad guys are dispatched in the most enjoyable fashion. I would have rated it more highly if not for the appalling writing; repetitive and cliched, the word sudden and its derivatives were so heavily featured that I was laughing at some points. Other phrases heavily utilised are "head snapped left(or right)" and "spine chilling".
So welcome to the world of Reilly, where stainless steel is magnetic, the bends doesn't exist, killer whales and elephant seals gleefully hunt humans, hovercraft have brakes and water stops bullets but not maghooks. ”