This book is Gunner’s Run meets Captain America: The Winter Soldier meets Jill Williamson’s Replication. Young Roger Greene was born to fly and fated to crash. Stranded in Axis territory, he is quickly captured and escorted to a cell, but he hasn’t been delivered to any ordinary POW camp. Roger finds himself one of seven men subjected to an experiment designed to extend mans’ lifespan to match Methuselah’s. Unfortunately for Roger, it works.
The mashup of history, sci-fi, and flat-out adventure story in this book made for a fast paced ride, even when Roger was spending a lifetime languishing behind bars. At the beginning of the story, overly informative dialogue got distracting quickly but gradually wore off as the story progressed. The last 100 pages or so kept me up until one in the morning. Imagine combining an epic, cross country chase and manhunt combined with a WWII era guy trying to figure out McDonald’s and cell phones.
Overall, if you’re willing to overlook some clunky dialogue, strap on your seat belt and get ready for a wild ride.
DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.