"Science fiction that is light on romance but heavy on action and adventure"
What does a person do when she comes face to face with a
nightmare in living color in the daytime? Well Zara is
about to find out! She's had this recurring nightmare since
the Observers came to Earth. Some times it's so bad that
she's found herself outside lying on her front lawn
hyperventilating. Every time she reads about or sees on the
television something about the Observers, she freaks!
Sheriff Brigham came into her diner with a prisoner in tow.
It didn't take long for everyone to notice who or what the
prisoner was! Well Zara was determined that she wasn't
going to put on a show for the Sheriff and the rest of the
diners. She would be calm and act like nothing had
happened. And then the Observer clasped her wrist and tried
to warn her. He told her to go out back and leave, her life
was in danger! Then things started happening! The deputy
pulled his gun; Zara ran to the back to phone for help, the
front window exploded and the observer ran and knocked Zara
to the ground.
Her livelihood that she had been working for 6 years had
gone! The front wall had just vanished. She was moving to
go out front to help the other people out front. The
Observer grabbed Zara and started pulling her out towards
the back. He tried to explain to Zara that someone had been
hired by an alien to kill her by whatever means necessary.
Not believing him and hearing the sheriff out the front she
twisted free and ran out. After four hours of questioning
at the police station she was driven home. After declining
the deputy's offer to escort her into the house Zara walked
in and found her house trashed. Turning to call for the
deputy she felt a hand cover her mouth. He knew her name.
There really was someone out to kill her!
This book was extremely enjoyable. The action started right
at the beginning and continued right through to the end.
The heroine even though she was terrified most of the time
maintained a feisty attitude and a quick wit that was
humorous. You were kept guessing right to the conclusion of
the book what the final result would be. The hero had some
interesting "powers" like being able to heal himself while
resting. He could so read minds and influence other minds
The romance was very light in this story but I'm assuming
that a sequel is planned! At least I hope so!! I really
want to know what happens to Zara and Caelan. It was left
up in the air I thought.
The world that this author built was very interesting. It
was based and took place on Earth. The author let the
aliens try and fit in as opposed to plucking someone from
Earth and having them try and deal with a strange culture,
customs and people which was a different twist. The
secondary characters were very strongly portrayed. They
definitely wouldn't be hiding in the background. I look
forward to seeing more of these characters if a sequel is
planned. If you like sci-fi you'll love this book. For
those not into science fiction this book is still a great
book to read!! I highly recommend it.
Reviewed October 31, 2004
Reviewed by Sophie Murphy
Posted November 15, 2006