When I saw that a novel tie-in for the Syfy's original series, Eureka, (Eureka - Season One)- I figured I would pick it up as I truly love the show. The book itself takes place between season 3.5 and 4, and overall was a quite enjoyable read. Overall the book would have made an excellent two part episode.
If you are familiar with the show than you already know what you are going to get, and in all honesty if you are not a fan I doubt you'll find yourself on this page, but I shall provide a quick synopsis regardless. Sheriff Jack Carter, former US Marshal, finds himself as the Sheriff for a small town in Oregon called Eureka- which is a secret town that houses a goodly portion of all the world's geniuses. Carter is constantly trying to save the town from one science experiment run amok after the other, whilst also trying to raise his teenage daughter and find love. Carter usually saves the town with his good old fashioned common sense, something that is often missing in the big brained scientists that reside in the town. This story involves, as the title suggests, an experiment run amok that begins switching one thing with another, at first it substitutes flowers for weeds, and then people from one side of town to another, but when it starts switching whole buildings, and the scientist that started it all can not be found- it seems imminent disaster is on the horizon.
For fans of the series, all your favorite characters make an appearance, and get plenty of page time. One appearance that I was glad to see is Taggert (played by Matt Frewer on the show), as I find him to be a truly enjoyable character, and we get to see a surprising side of him, when he and Zane are substituted and he ends up at Zane's apartment (with Zane ending up at his house). Zoe is on mid-winter break and she and Fargo end up helping Sheriff Carter out as he must leave Eureka to take care of some of the substitutions. There is also quite a fun substitution involving the multiple Dr. Bakers. As far as continuity with the series, I can say fans over all will be happy, as there are none of those awkward series or movie tie-in moments where the reader says to themselves, "this character would never do that," or "that is not what happened in Episode 6 of Season 1. The only continuity issue that I could pick up on was the fact that, Carter's sister Lexi is in town for a visit, and while Duncan (her fiancee) is mentioned (and even makes an appearance), no mention of their new born twins takes place, which given she was nigh months away from delivery when she left the show in Season 3, this was a rather glaring oversight.
All in all I can state that any fan of the show would greatly enjoy reading this fine first novel tie-in, and would do well to pick it up. If you are reading this review and have never seen Eureka, I would greatly recommend the show, and further recommend this as a good piece of reading material once you have finished Season 3.5.