The story is amazing!
A fascinating book that might end up being the headlines of tomorrow – though I hope not.
I ended up almost reading from start-to-finish in one sitting. The story and writing style grabs your attention and keeps you invested in the story. The tension is very high with a few twists tossed in to keep you on your toes.
The premise is extremely realistic, the conversations and interactions indicate a high degree of technical knowledge, but the reader is not bored to death with explanations or sidebars explaining what was said. I can’t help but compare the author’s writing with Tom Clancy’s books after his first. Mr. Clancy chose to ‘educate’ the reader and show off his knowledge. Mr. Banks on the other hand, assumes the reader is intelligent and can look up any items they want to clarify. I enjoy Mr. Banks’ writing more.
Assuming that terrorists will continue to seek ways to strike fear into the infidels then this is a plausible and achievable way forward.
I particularly liked the pilot dialog and behaviors and stopped for a moment to review the author’s bio to verify he had flight experience.
I can’t say too much about the plot for fear of mentioning spoilers. Leave it to say Mr. Banks has created an amazing story that could cause you to get a few grey hairs or begin to look up next time you hear a whining sound above you.