I have liked reading Sean Black novels since he came on the scene, and am a big fan of the Ryan Lock series, just reading the latest one now - review later on.
This is the first instalment of what looks like a good franchise starring Byron Tibor. Without giving too much away, he is =a seasoned specialist who goes into hostile areas to complete missions, however, he has implants in his head, fingers and a skeletal armour. These make him able to see how people react (fear, anger etc), and has faster reflexes and sharper to give him the edge. After an event in one mission (start of the book) he begins to lose control and suffers from stress and starts seeing things that are not there and goes on the run. From there it is a cat and mouse between Byron and the authorities.
I liked the way at the beginning of chapters, it tells you who is speaking, so you hear the story from their point of view, so it drags you in deeper and deeper as you read. I could not put it down, even reading until late in the early hours until my kindles power died on me. A fascinating story and hopefully not the last we will hear from Byron.
My only criticism is that at times I felt some chapters were a little rushed, however that is just my opinion. It did not stop me from enjoying the read - it could have been double the length and I would have stayed up all night reading it - it was that good.