You can tell by looking the cover of Impact that a meteoroid strikes off the coast of Maine. Except it’s not a meteoroid and there is a corresponding crater on the other side of the planet in the mountains of Cambodia. Something strange has just happened and the world is in peril.
The heroine is a college drop-out who studied astronomy living back home with her lobsterman father. The hero is a super-spy contracted to investigate the crater in Cambodia. They eventually come together and try to save the world.
It was an intriguing page turner, even though I found elements a bit frustrating.
But I had an even more frustrating experience when I bought the book.
One of the most controversial things about the Kindle is pricing. If you’re traveling and want to bring a few books to read, then the Kindle is fantastic (except having to shut it off when the plane is landing and taking off). Otherwise, it’s an inferior product.
“For all their cost disadvantages, dead trees smeared into sheets still have excellent battery life, screen resolution, and portability, to say nothing about looking lovely on shelves.”
I was confronted with conundrum of paying $12.99 for the inferior Kindle edition of Impact or $10.14 for a new hardcover from Amazon. Sure, you need to add in shipping costs to the price. (Or I could wait for a bigger order and save the shipping costs.)
At a minimum, you need to get a cost savings on the Kindle edition to amortize the cost of the Kindle device.
I found the characters to be a bit too dimensional. I expected that and can accept that in a thriller. The main story is really unique, but offset by some plot elements that are cliched and expected.
Even with its flaws, I stayed up late a few nights in a row because I was enjoying the story and wanted to see where it went.