Hot on the heels of yesterday’s release of Tunnel Vision, I’m delighted to share this review from VOYA Magazine, which praises it as “a high-impact, fast-paced spy novel that explores the ever-present governmental conflict of questionable acts justifying the greater good.” The full review is below!
Jake Lukin has a special gift. It is a gift that his father, a military official in the Pentagon, warns him never to share. If knowledge of Jake’s gift falls into the wrong hands, people will hunt him down and do unspeakable things to him and those he loves. After too much to drink at a party one night, Jake slips. As he grasps a personal object, he tunnels into people’s very existences—their location, their feelings, and their experiences in that very moment. Unfortunately, his slip draws the attention of DARPA, a government research organization working on classified missions. After the head of DARPA gives him an offer he cannot refuse (literally), Jake quickly learns that his life no longer belongs to him, and all of his father’s fears have come to fruition.
Tunnel Vision is a high-impact, fast-paced spy novel that explores the ever-present governmental conflict of questionable acts justifying the greater good. Jake’s character proves relatable with its portrayal of a normal eighteen-year-old senior in high school, worrying about such typical teenage things as college, sports, friends, and girls. The in-depth plot focuses on deception and conspiracy, with a hint of romance. The story line may be too complex for reluctant readers; however, more advanced readers will find the intricate plot engaging and intriguing. The author develops comprehensive characters that help build suspense with each scene. The well-written, unpredictable plot, coupled with strong male and female characters, make this novel a must-have for teachers and librarians.—Courtney M. Krieger.