When you watched the movie, didn't you wonder who found out about all the cool stuff in the Book of Secrets? This book posits the existence of an agency dedicated to discovering those secrets and links a present-day UFO incident to the Roswell Incident to make for a rolicking good story.
Wonderfully written. This book was a surprising find that I enjoyed immensely. It kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put it down! I can't wait to see more by this author.
The plot was pretty good and made for a decent read but I was a bit disappointed with the ending. I know it is a work of fiction but he overdid some of the descriptions and outcomes . It starts out as a good action / mystery / adventure but it became almost cartoonish in the last couple chapters. I gave it a 3 star rating since it was mostly pretty good.
This is a page-turner. An intelligent thriller. Everything from government conspiracies to covert ops to alien invasions and the possible extinction of mankind. It is well written. The only drawback, to me, was alot of military terms in describing types of weapons and such, but if you're into high tech toys and weapons, this would definitely be for you. If not, this is still a great action packed thriller, and after a certain point, nearly impossible to put down!
I'm a big fan of the science/action thriller genre (such as James Rollins), and overall I enjoyed "Event" by David Goleman. I thought the concept was excellent and very interesting, but at times, the writing is a little rough/confusing and it's hard to follow which characters are doing what, or suddenly there's something going on that was a surprise (such as a helicopter opening fire when you didn't realize that there was one in the area). I think most of these "issues" would be caught by a good editor or would not even be written by a more experienced author. So, I am really looking forward to the second book in the series, not only to see what happens to the characters and what adventures they will encounter, but also to see how Mr. Goleman matures as an author. The book concept and subject matter outweigh the sometimes-rough writing, so I rated it 4 stars.
Overall this was a an entertaining read. At times it was a little melodramatic and it felt as if the author was hitting me over the head with the emotions he was trying to convey. The action was good, but the lack of detailed character description made it difficult to keep track of the characters and I was not sure who was actually killed in the end.
I gave this book 5 stars because the multiple plotlines were handled very well. It has been several decades since I was reading science fiction/futuristic fiction and then it was mostly the 20th century greats. This book was one of the books I chose to start my adventure into modern sci-fi.
It took several chapters to get me to the point of really wanting to finish....partly because I have absolutely no military knowledge. Once I got past that, I could not put it down.
I really liked the way the author was able to blend the old myth(or reality) of the Roswell incident with a look at a possible future. The book contains all the necessary elements to make for a good read - the good guys, the bad guys, new technology and a battle between good and evil.
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a good modern science fiction novel.
Great book. It was a little slow to start, but got better as the action started. It's sort of a cross between a Clive Cussler fantastic adventure, a Tom Clancy military yarn and Sharknado.
a fun read, I did enjoy it.
This was a great book right from the start .Now in the process of reading the 2nd in the series and it is just as good. Have order the 3rd and can't wait to read it.