My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It takes less than 75 seconds to get caught up in a Thomas Locke novel. Okay, the numbers are totally nonscientific, but the point is, he is that good.
It helps to be a fan of techno thrillers when reading the latest installment of the Fault Lines series. It also doesn’t hurt to have read Double Edged and Trial Run, or to have the ability to suspend belief in fantastic, wondrous occurrences.
Combining science, finance and suspense in exciting ways, we continue with transit visits (dream walking while awake), shadowy government characters and heroes that rise out of obscurity to follow the leading of an inner voice. In the process, they help make the world a safer place.
This time, the unseen powers have pitted Lena Fennan, a lowly junior financial analyst, against Reese Clawson, the comeback villainess from Trial Run. Mysteriously released after spending 14 months in prison, Reese and her team once again seek to wreak havoc, this time on old adversaries. Reese is persistent, ambitious, and cold-hearted. I don’t like her, but I like how she’s written.
It is a continuation, so characters from the earlier stories make their appearance. It comes together with a series of explosive elements, and it is a totally rocking ride. Is there a spiritual element? Absolutely, but not in a traditional “Christian fiction” manner. Instead, you’re provoked to self-examination and, I think, even encouraged to believe that impossibly great things happen to people that embrace their destiny.
But there will be no spoilers here; just a few choice words to encourage you to read the book. I’m already looking forward to the next installment.
I received a complimentary advanced reader’s copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.
Now, before I go I want to explore something. The whole topic of DESTINY is to be savored, sampled and indulged. I make it sound delicious, because to me it is. I know that each individual on this planet was deployed here for a Kingdom of God purpose.
I also know that there are many reasons that individuals have for choosing to ignore that call. But if we ignore it, are we escaping, or missing out? And if we are missing out on fulfilling our destiny, is it possible that others in this world are missing out too? I have more to say on this topic, and I will. But for now, I’m just asking.