This book started great. Like really great. It was all action, interesting concepts about what it would be like to surf the Internet with your mind, a..Show More »nd have ESP to boot. To be on the run, and confused about what was going on. As the hero figures things out, so do we.
Then suddenly, it's a really cliche romance novel.
I put up with that to see what happened, the romance angle wasn't TOO bad, pretty cringey and totally slowed the pace right down, but not awful.
Then the book wrapped up with about 15 different twists all of which where obvious as soon as the preceding one or two where revealed. And there was like two whole chapters where the heroes and villain explaining in great monologues exactly every little supposed detail of how they double and trip guess each other.
Oh the villain is supposed to be a chess genius - it didn't come across as plausible at ALL.
Then it was wrapped up into the neatest most perfect gushy bow ever.
The genre shifts are just so jarring, and the ending was just so rosy it was painful.
Narration was good, premise was excellent, started well. A great shame.
Seriously this guy has really interesting science and tech in his books but he tells the exact same story over and over. Jihadists are going to wipe o..Show More »ut America. This is seriously the plot to ALL of his books. He uses the phrase "bad actors" over and over in every single book and repeats so many other phrases that it's like his books are made from a template. It's ridiculous smh. For a guy writing fiction, he certainly has very little originality or imagination. It makes me sad because the theories on the sciences and tech are really cool. What a shame.