Departure, by Joseph Reid, the third book in the Seth Walker series, is a non-stop thrill ride. That sounds like a cliché, I know. I wracked my brains to come up with an original way to say “non-stop thrill ride” and came up short. What can I say? That’s what Departure is: a non-stop thrill ride. Honestly, it was exhausting to read.
Taking place mainly in the San Francisco airport over the course of about a day, Walker must locate a missing tech worker who is suspected of being a terrorist. Tracing his steps through the airport, trying to second guess his motivations and moves, Walker encounters fires, gunplay, covert activity, and high-tech hijinks. Interspersed with these scenes is a lot of backstory. Alluded to in the first two books, we learn a lot about not only how Walker got to be where he is but why and what motivates him. This makes the book a lot more psychologically complex than the first two, while somehow not managing to slow down the action one whit.
I swear. Sometimes you just have to put down the book just to catch your breath.
There is a lot of technology described in the book in great detail, but you don’t have to be a geek to understand it. I’m not and I did. I have no idea how legit the technology is – Joe says its generally for realsies, and I’ll just have to believe him. He may as well be talking about Star Wars technology for all I understand it. I’m here to tell you, though, as a non-tech person that you don’t need to be one to like the book or to think the tech in it is cool.
The book just came out on August 11, 2020. I was fortunate to get an advanced reader’s copy because I’m cool like that. But you can get yours by clicking here: https://amzn.to/3gD8GZu
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