This is the type of science fiction that I enjoy. It is set in a time in which I can relate and with people I can understand. Mike Erickson seems to be an ordinary small town guy, but he is hiding behind his very unique talents. He is quite satisfied teaching high school English, but he is finally offered an opportunity to use his talents for something so much more important.
I liked the character of Mike, and as the story progressed understood the references to ants that the character used to describe what was going on in his brain. I thought the pace of the story was very good, building up steadily to the climax. There was a bit of a mystery added to the story, and I did not guess the outcome until it was revealed.
My only complaint about the book is the totally unnecessary language. One character in the book uttered the phrase “f- me” so many times I decided she was just not even a relevant character to the story and should have been left out.