Though Sci-Fi is not my typical read, Extinction is one of the best books I have ever read in this genre. Not because there was a galaxy-changing event taking place (there was), but because I was so invested in the characters, the pace of the book, and the societal/technological challenges the human race will face in the near future as articulated by the author.
I was hooked from the first quote (i.e., a famous quote precedes each chapter), and the first page (which illustrates the insight and understanding the author has of both his male and female characters). Brace yourself for an action packed roller-coaster ride, a sophisticated plot, technology insights, white hats & black hats, and some well placed dry humor.
Teora takes his readers on a suspenseful/emotional journey with characters who are certain to become part of a series. In fact, the writing is so good that I would not be surprised if Extinction becomes the next blockbuster space vehicle like Star Wars.
Do yourself a favor, get this book. You will not regret it for one second. It is fantastic!