I read this book about a year ago, and I just had to put in my 1 cent worth. Since it's Mr. Dietz, I feel like I should comment. He's the KING. I still remember when I first read this book, I was not impressed at first, because it was written in first person, and I'm not a big fan of that type of storytelling. BOY WAS I WRONG. This book was GREAT, and funny too. Don't get me wrong, this is not a funny book, but it sure had its funny moments. The whole memory thing, the girl he's supposed to protect on her trip thing was pure genius. I had an idea about halfway through, but of course that's when Mr. Dietz wants you to suspect that. The part when he has to stop and play bouncer for awhile was GREAT, funny too. I actually ducked my head during a chase scene he has for fear I might get beheaded. You'll see if you read it. AND YOU MUST. The more people read his stuff, the more he puts out. I'm now looking for ANYTHING by Mr. William C. Dietz. I almost have everything, but not quite. Still lookin'. Keep up the good storytelling in the sci-fi world, Mr. Dietz.