Here's the thing. It's actually pretty good, as thrillers go. It does well what thrillers are supposed to do well -- keeps you turning the page. However, the premise is ludicrous (I won't go into it here) -- actually doubly ludicrous, since there's this whole wormhole thing in the
But the interesting part for me is how some writer can take a ludicrous, even stupid, premise and make it work. Somehow you keep reading it. I read a Dean Koontz book once. It had just an awful premise about some genetic experiment gone wrong (I think -- can't even remember) and people turning into various kinds of demon-like monsters at night. I mean, it was stupid. But Koontz just kept plowing ahead with it, and it worked.
So, if you care for thrillers at all, Ghost Country might fit your bill. Don't expect any literary flair to it. Indeed, the writing is soul-suckingly without any literary merit whatsoever. But you will keep turning the page.
And of course we still love Janet Reid, even if she turned down our query a long, long time ago (version 1.0, which was kind of sucky). She's still funny as hell. I just hope she doesn't spend that 12 cents of mine all at once.