An outstanding first novel from O.C.Heaton that catapults him into the Best Seller league. This is a gripping tale with all the essential ingredients of a great holiday read. In Ethan we have a serious focused businessman who unwittingly finds his usual practical, cool approach to making money and investment in new ventures is blown away by his involvement with a serious academic lady who comes with a research pedigree and a monumental scientific development. It is essentially a thriller, with Ethan taking on the role of a reluctant James Bond, but this is not a tongue in cheek tale - this is a tale with serious scientific undertones addressing many real issues facing society today and which raises questions about startling but immensely plausible developments. The attention to detail in terms of the research is meticulous and the descriptive narrative sensitive and comprehensive in a way that makes it stand out from the run of the mill thriller. A fast moving, can't put down read with some incredibly nailbiting and very exciting cliff hanging moments and superb twist in the tale this is crying out to be made into a movie. I can't wait for the next installment-please don't keep us waiting too long!