The blurb sounds like a Robert Rankin novel - Aliens in the Whitehouse, Elvis returned from the dead, a small telepathic dog, oh, and huge Terror Monsters determined to wreak havoc across the globe. It's no small boast, since this novel has all of these ingredients in spades - and more! However, Hollings' approach makes it all hard going. It's fragmented at best. The story begins mid-plot, which could be exciting, if only you had the faintest clue what was going on. Throughout the book the reader is expected to guess who each chapter refers to, making the narrative quite unrewarding to read. There are some good elements in there, but they are not played to their strengths. Robot psychopaths, cute dogs and giant Terror Monsters make for a great book, but unfortunately it's all a bit wasted here.