on 8 June 2014
I bought this because of the price - why not right. I'm used to reading about half the 99p books I buy and finding lots of ham handed characters and bad spelling.
This book has none of that - it's a really interesting concept, well executed, well written, well edited and overall really good. The motivation of the characters is a bit odd - people switch their lifelong allegiances rather too easily for my taste. But it's minor criticism in a great first book.
on 20 March 2016
Meet the Lattice, a world wide web like no other. Because, when plugged into the total emersion format, via either a box or a ring, anyone can transport themselves to any known place or person from past or present, either to observe the surroundings or even to enter the minds and feelings of another specified individual. It can provide ultimate thrills, invade the most private thoughts, ideas, hopes and fears any time, any place , and there is nowhere to hide from it.
This, hopefully, unlikely concept provides the structure for this story. The main protagonist, Shaw, runs and protects the main Lattice provider tower and fully believes in the service it provides to society. But not everyone agrees. And, as well as being an exciting thriller, thie exploration of the ideas inherentl in such a facility is the mainstay of the book. Interesting and thought provoking, The Lead Cloak is well written although slightly deeper character development would have further enhanced the writing.
If looking for something more than simple blazing guns, this is definitely recommended.