This book was a fun, page-turning read. I loved Janelle. Tough and sarcastic, she's the kind of character Kim Bauer in 24 could have been if the show's writers hadn't made her a dimwitted damsel in distress. Janelle's no dimwit -- she's a renaissance girl who can shoot a gun, keep house for her family, analyze Dickens, and save drowning victims. Better yet, she does all this in a way that's believable.Ben's a bit more of an enigma. He and his stoner friends are clearly not what they seem. About halfway through the book, there's a whopper of a revelation that veered the book sharply into X-Files territory. This threw me for a loop just a bit. Let's just say I'm more cynical Scully than open-minded Mulder in the sci-fi department. But I went with it, and really enjoyed the ride.Read full review on my blog!