Having loved the first two Sinema books, I was really looking forward to the third and final part of the trilogy. The story starts off with an amazingly twisted and gory set piece and I defy anyone to not buy the book after they have read this opening.
The story takes off after that, bringing back Han, our hero/villain from the first two books. The story was great and had plenty of twists and turns that made it very hard to guess where it was going to end. I loved the idea of the Consortium and thought this was a very inventive way of taking the trilogy in a bold new direction.
The story was a real mix of ideas, with some cracking action sequences, a brilliant kung fu movie style student and master training sequence and a vicious new killer looking to steal Han's thunder. This new killer's executions were part Mortal Kombat fatality and part Saw trap. As a massive fan of both these franchises this is intended as a huge compliment.
The movie references we know and love are all present and correct, two favourites being reference to the epic battle over the sunglasses in 'They Live' and Han's request to skip his strenuous training regime with a montage a la 'Team America'. These references add a nice touch of humour to proceedings.
The final few chapters deserve a special mention for being nigh on impossible to put down and the final battle was a worthy competitor to the aforementioned 'They Live' brawl which is possibly the greatest fight in cinema history.
In conclusion, this was a brilliant read. It fits in well with the other two in the series. My favourite is still the second book, but this was outstanding in its own right. Highly recommended.