I’m becoming quite the fan of Stephenie Mayer (the Twilight series and The Host). This is a great story, filled with action, suspense and a very smart and capable woman. Our heroine Alex was awesome, strong, independent, quick thinking and capable, all of my favourite things in a female hero. The story was well thought out and had me guessing, I wasn’t really sure how it was going to go, but the ride there was smooth and engaging, nothing felt out of place or clunky and there wasn’t a moment I was thinking about something else, it was very engaging. If you’re not sure if you’re a fan of military action and shoot outs, this is a great gentle introduction told by a compelling female lead. If you don’t like strong women this is not the book for you.