I am a big fan of Lincoln Child, especially of his solo-novels!
I LOVED "UTOPIA" and I liked "DEATHMATCH", so I could not wait to find out what Child would pull out of his head with his next book.
When I finally received the Hardcover (I never buy Hardcovers unless I REALLY cant wait for a paperback)I had to start reading straight away.
After opening the tasty Cover, with its very nice and promising title picture, the first few pages seemed promising.
The further I went though, the less it kept me from getting a nice cold drink from the fridge..
It does have a slight touch from "UTOPIA" and his usual style of writing, but as the last reviewer on this page said, its all been heard and said before. Very predictable (except for the idea at the end) and just not as exciting and interesting as I had hoped. What also disturbed me was all the scientific and especially MEDICAL babbling.. way to many pages wasted and made boring by all the medical words which probably only a Dr. could understand anyway.. It was like reading a report.
Well - I did not hate the book, as it did have its moments and also a satisfying good ending. I recommend it to the real fans, but warn you not to expect his ultimate work to date.