I'd never heard of the author, but the story-line was so intriguing I decided to purchase it. So glad I did. I really enjoyed this book! I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. I would have given it 5 stars, except I was disgusted by several PC agendas being shoved down our throats. The story would have been far better without them, they weren't needed and added nothing to the story but disruption. Seemed they were added as an afterthought, as though someone else suggested he incorporate them into the book? Just my opinion. I also didn't appreciate the anti-God / anti-Christian rhetoric, but at least that wasn't a constant issue in this book. Seems everyone is supposed to be tolerant of everyone else except Christians? Not hardly fair to Christians, is it? But otherwise, this book was unique and the story-line riveting.