I plowed my way through this one even though it was sub par. It is the first of the Altered States Duo(I hope it is only two, I don't want to read abother after these two!) The second is better than this one, but still bad. Characters do not act like they should, its kind of like the author read a synopsis of the timeline then tried to write a book without getting afeel for the principle characters in this book. Also needs to read a ballistics manual before attempting to write another book with firearms in it. Don't bother with this one.