A huge alien object has entered the solar system and is now poised above the Earth. It has made no attempt to communicate.
Out of time and options, NASA turns to its last living astronaut – Commander Sally Jansen, who must lead a team of raw recruits on a mission to make First Contact.
But as the object reveals its secrets, Jansen and her crew find themselves in a desperate struggle for survival.
I devoured this book, probably one of the most addictive of my year so far, apart from a break when I had to work it was a one sitting read. Once you start you just have to get to the end.
I do love a good first contact tale and this one was a doozy- fast paced action, twists and turns, hugely imaginative throughout and utterly unpredictable. The scene setting is superb, the characters all intriguing and it’s one of those stories you just live the entire time you are reading it.
The science is utterly believable, the human aspects all gripping and overall it’s a pure adrenalin rush of a read with a pitch perfect resonant ending.
Very clever. Brilliant. Highly Recommended.