Today I'm guesting at Stephen Tremp's Breakthrough Blog so make sure you visit there, but while he's busy hosting me I thought I might tell you my opinion of this new book Stephen Tremp is touting.
Even if you missed my Monday post where Stephen was my guest, most of you probably are aware that he has begun a blog tour to kick off the release of his new book Opening. I had an advanced reader copy of Opening so I've already read it. So while Stephen's busy and can't hear me, let me tell you what I really think about his book:
I am a big fan of BREAKTHROUGH, the first book of the Chase Manhattan series, so I was looking forward to OPENING. Author Stephen Tremp has not only not disappointed with the the new installment, but also raised the bar in OPENING, providing a slick complex action thriller.
The story continues where the previous book left off. The struggle between opposing factions of scientists trying to gain control of briefcases that contain what could be the fate of the world expands on a worldwide scale as statesmen and nations become involved in a tense standoff. Powers and principalities may be leading the world toward a potential Armageddon.
The scope of the story is breathtaking and the action is non-stop. Along the way I started to become concerned that Tremp was losing control of the story with too many things happening too quickly. However, skillfully the pieces of the story are brought together into a climax that left me excited for the next installment of the series.
All of our favorite characters from the first book are back in fine form as we are introduced to new and equally memorable players in the story. The events are so plausible that at times I was nodding in agreement thinking, "Yeah, that could happen." The story is cued directly from current world events and scientific breakthroughs. There's nothing overly difficult to understand here since the technology comes across as clear and realistic.
Although this book is written in such a way that it will stand alone, I would recommend readers who haven't read the first book to start with BREAKTHROUGH before reading this. It's not a necessity, but starting with OPENINGS is something akin to climbing aboard a roller coaster in the middle of the ride--you'll miss a lot of fun. The two books together provide a great ride, but on it's own OPENING is an entirely satisfying reading experience.
I'll definitely be on board when the next book, ESCALATION, comes around. I think once you've read OPENING you will too.
Don't tell Stephen I told you this. Just go buy his books.
Stephen Tremp is author of the recently released suspense thriller OPENING, the second book in the BREAKTHROUGH series. You can visit Stephen at Breakthrough Blogs. For $1.99 Opening is available for download at:
Have you read Breakthrough yet? Have you ordered a copy of Opening?