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a little "film noir", a little "action adventure", and a whole lot of fun. The ending was a little cliched, but other than that a great read that everyone should take a chance with.
01/30/2011
A solid read all the way through Although a couple of character back-stories just seemed to be thrown in, most of the characters (even some minor ones) were very well fleshed out.

While the story idea wasn't unique in itself, it was done well enough to overlook it, although the 'extra ending' seemed to be more of a "throw it in there and let the reader's imagination do the majority of the work", even though the foreshadowing made it obvious where it was leading.

But all said, a solid enjoyable read.
01/30/2011
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4
Great story, although the "big twist" seemed to be a bit of an overreach for what was an otherwise fantastic story

I have to admit that I was disappointed in the fact that the author tried to conclude the story with -two- separate stories without a final tie in together. (Basically ignoring the early hero to try to make us care about a previously worthless (IMO) character.)

Any full circle between the endings would have possibly made it a 5 * story, but as is, it's definitely a 4* book.
01/29/2011
Patrick Abbott - An Adventure Into the Stars and the PTSD Mind
FEATURED AUTHOR - Patrick Abbott is an International Coaching Federation-certified coach. Coaching has given him the opportunity to challenge himself and others while seeking to help people live better lives. Previously, he served in Iraq and Afghanistan. When not writing, he is active in his church, enjoys reading and the outdoors, and watches baseball to relax. As our Author of the Day, he tells us all about his book, Fallen.