I didn't read a thing about this one before I started. I will admit to seeing a few star ratings from people I trust, but I avoided any synopsis or reading any reviews that may have given away the plot. I'm glad too, because this one was a pleasant surprise. Not that I am surprised Crouch can write, because I already know that, but it was surprisingly fresh in character and content. Since I am not a huge fan of science fiction (and there was a lot of science here) I was truly impressed with the thriller elements of the story which kept the pacing steady throughout despite the "heavy" concepts. Very well done. 4+ Stars and Highly Recommended.*I received an advanced ebook copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and this was it.