Jason is a college physics professor with a wife, and a 15 year old son. “Are you happy with your life” are the last words he hears before he wakes up in a world that is not his own. He does not have a son, or a wife, and has been gone for over a year after he stepped inside the box. He is a famous genius in this world, but he learns quickly that he can trust no one. Jason has to face his worst demons to get back to his family in this terrifying and amazing new world he stumbled into.
Rooted in physics, this novel will question the possibilities of what our conscience is capable of. Jason’s struggle with his own thoughts, feelings, and actions is relatable to the reader even if the circumstances around it are not. His love of his family keeps the reader believing throughout the novel. The largest issue is the presumption of the possibility of all of the science involved. Unlike traditional science fiction, that combines known science with unknown and extraordinary, Crouch has written as if all of the science is already in place, or only years out from happenings. This makes the story less relatable and plausible for the reader. If the reader can push that issue aside, this fast paced action makes this an ideal read for those who want to be at the edge of their seat, waiting to find out how it ends.