This is science fiction by an author who knows how to tell a story. It’s a complex thriller with elements of the spy genre coupled with a background romance and set in a not-too-distant future on an Earth where nanotechnology has developed in frightening directions.
The characters are all well drawn and totally credible. Settings are placed into the story unobtrusively and given enough descriptive detail to enable the reader to imagine where they are. Pace is good and sustained throughout.
Whilst a few readers with little scientific knowledge may struggle occasionally with the technology that drives the book, most will find it readily accessible.
The book paints a terrifying picture of a near future dominated by a corrupt and greedy leader (so, no surprises there) but does it in an unexpected manner. It was refreshing to read a scifi story not peopled with Americans for a change. I enjoyed the read and recommend it to all those who enjoy a good story.