I'd read the first Jett Aiken novel and had enjoyed it. Like the first one it is reasonably tightly plotted and goes along at a fair pace. However, ..Show More »in the first one Russinovich spent a good deal of time illustrating the effects of the loss of control of electronic systems; the tanker episode being particularly memorable. In this book he as allowed the main characters to come more to the fore which is serious mistake because they are revealed to be one dimensional stereotypes. All the Americans are heroes and all the foreigners are either stupid or evil "bad guys". The central character, Jeff, acts like he is in a video game taking on everyone who would dare to harm his girl. The narrator is fine, although his attempt at a British accent is so bad it is funny.
Too much "USA, USA" and not enough time spent on fleshing out rounded characters. A book only for those who have credits burning a hole in their pockets!