* Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Exodus 2o22 in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
About the Book
Joe Stanton is in agony. Out of his mind over the death of his young daughter. Or so it seems. Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter’s name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s outburst on drugs. What they don’t yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast—from the Bering Seato the Puget Sound—are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns. With the help of his girlfriend—the woman he loves and dreams of marrying—Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. As the couple begins to perceive its significance—and Joe’s role in a looming global calamity—they must also outwit a billionaire weapons contractor bent on exploiting Joe’s newfound understanding of the cosmos, and outlast the time bomb ticking in Joe’s brain.
When I started this book, I thought it would be what I refer to as a “boy book,” meaning that it is an actioney type book that goes into hyper-scientific or technical detail (think Tom Clancy) but tending to put less emphasis on depth of character development. I tend to not enjoy these books quite as much as others, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was not the case with this book. Bennett moves the story along, with just the right amount of technical detail, action, and good character development. I really liked Joe’s girlfriend, and the overall themes of the book (connection between humans and the natural world, the fate of our world, etc) were enjoyable. The book moves quickly and there is no “down time.” It is very well-written, and I highly recommend it to action and sci-fi fans.
About the Author
Kenneth G. Bennett is the author of the young adult novels, THE GAIA WARS and BATTLE FOR CASCADIA, and the new sci-fi thriller, EXODUS 2022. A wilderness enthusiast who loves backpacking, skiing and kayaking, Ken enjoys mysteries, science fiction, action adventure stories and, most especially, novels that explore the relationship between humans and the wild. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son and two hyperactive Australian Shepherds.
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