This is the sequel to the book Jumper, also by Steven Gould. It takes place 10 years after the first book.
Davey Rice can teleport. He works for the government as an extraction/delivery specialist. Davey is captured by an unknown organization and is put through brutal tortures and testing to determine the limits and nature of his teleportation. It is up to his wife, Millie, to save him.
Really good followup to the phenomenal Jumper. If you watched the movie, forget everything you saw. The movie and the books are completely different. They share similar characters, but the stories are not the same.
This is a very serious sci-fi tale based in the real world with real violence and consequences. Some of the things they do to Davey are tough to read, but the book is fantastic. Read Jumper first, then read this book.
In this delightful SF thriller, the long-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Jumper (1992), Gould puts a fresh spin on the classic plot device of human teleportation. Once a teen struggling to escape an abusive father, Davy Rice is now a covert operative for the National Security Agency and happily married to Oklahoma psychologist Millie Harrison-Rice. Enter sudden marital discord over starting a family, and Davy, eager to avoid the issue, jumps from their remote West Texas hideaway to a meeting in Washington, D.C., only to be snatched by an evil organization intent upon forcing "the asset" to work for them. The baffled Millie keeps waiting for her husband to return, until she discovers that she, too, can teleport through space
Very fast-paced and lots of fun!
Somewhat brutal, but still a fun read. I think it would read easier if you get Jumper first.
As a sequel to the original Jumper book, this book is great. It explores the workings of the jumping ability, expanding on what the original book did. The characters are mostly believable (some of the bad guys are pretty 1- or 2-dimensional, but not all of them).
It's pretty fast-paced, not a lot of parts where you are just reading, waiting for something to happen. Overall, I think I like this book better than the original. But if you haven't read the original, you'll probably be lost about some parts.
Not quite as good as Jumper but thought it was good and interesting enough to keep my attention.