Book Review – Zero Point
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Tim Fairchild
Off the coast of New Guinea, Josh Turner and his archeology interns are celebrating the end of their three month excursion when what looks like a meteor lights a fire in the sky. A subsequent explosion and shock wave cause a killer wave to rush up on their small vessel crushing it like a toy. Only Josh and one intern survive what both believe at the time to be Mother Nature’s wrath. Months later, in the Canary Islands, Josh, his father, and their team learn that the killer event was not an accident. That a shadow organization has put in place a plan so evil and destructive that the world will never be the same. Unfortunately, there is no time to get help as the next event is imminent. Can Josh and his friends stop it in time?
Zero Point, by Tim Fairchild, starts with a heart pounding catastrophe which quickly draws the reader in. Complete with James Bond-esque evil bad guys with their elaborate hideouts and plans for world domination and Indiana Jones type adventure, the story resembles a summer popcorn blockbuster. However, I did wonder at times why the evil plans had to be so complex when the bad guys already had such resources and technology like Zero Point energy which would have allowed them to take over the world economy all on its own. But again like a bond movie, one has to accept the premise and hang on for the ride. To this end, Zero Point fits the bill well.
Overall, Fairchild’s Zero Point is a fast, fun read.
Note: A complimentary copy of this novel was provided in return for a review.