Like others have said, this is yet another "book" that us really just the first chapter of a real book.
That being said, the story is interesting, the writing is okay for a first time author who watches a lot of monster of the week sci-fi movies.
The author makes a large deal of pointing out how there's a lot of women in charge (including the president) but seems to take advantage of each situation to blather about the dynamics of women giving orders while at the same time going into details about who they are sleeping with or who they want to sleep with. The diatribes about women in charge would mean more if they weren't repeated for multiple characters. At least to me.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the one passage that really turned me off. One side character was a "good republican" because he hated cops and black people. Cue rolling of the eyes.... It's the kind of thing that turns you off when you're on the fence about buying the sequel.
So the true test, will I buy the over priced sequel? I still don't know. The story is very mediocre, and part of me would be annoyed knowing some of the money is going to the author. I suppose I'll wait a week or two, read another book and see if I'm pulled back to this story. And that's about as positive as I can be.