Sometimes you need to go with the action and not the science. A long time ago someone discovered a substance that could destroy the world and commissioned Pandora’s Temple in order to hold it. Fast forward a few thousand years and Sebastian Roy has discovered the same substance underneath the ocean. His platform is destroyed attempting to get some of this “dark matter,” so Roy looks elsewhere. Meanwhile the Aum ShinRikyo is raiding labs hoping to find enough to destroy the world when they find Roy may have some. Throw in some fatal internecine struggles along with high adventure, and you have a fun little romp as Blaine McCracken and his sidekick Johnny Wareagle attempt to recover the dark matter.
If you like your adventure fast and loose, this is your book. The action can get seriously over-the-top, as they must face a wide variety of threats along the way, including at one point both ninja and killer robots in the same building. It makes for some serious fun, as you never know what they will be facing next. With two Bond-level villains in the sandbox, it gets a little crazy as they struggle to control something to complete their evil plans. The crises of McCracken and Katie Demarco make for some great icing on the cake.
Some of the characters get a little annoying, such as Captain Seven’s eternal search for weed, and the science gets a little iffy, as dark matter does not quite work that way, but those are sniggling problems, as there is just enough seriousness to leaven it and keep it from being to over-the-top. This is a great book for fans of the pulp heroes, especially Remo Williams, and readers will not want to put this book down.
|Page Count||390 pages|
|Publisher||Open Road Integrated Media|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime, Thriller|