Communion told the story of a man confronted with the unkown and struggling to make sense of it. Transformation continued the interior dialogue begun in Communion and, while it helped Mr. Strieber clear up some of his own jumbled memories, it offered his readers no new insights or evidence. Breakthrough: The Next Step however attempts to do just that, but Mr. Strieber's days of being taken seriously ended with this highly subjective attempt to understand just what the Visitors are trying to accomplish with himself and other abductees. Strieber makes a sloppy (and some what disturbing) argument that he is some kind of Chosen One, being granted visions to help enlighten others. The author clearly is attempting to move past being a simple abductee and reinvent himself as a kind of New Age guru. Not helping are the giant spiders in his bedroom and the little bald guys playing piggy-back with him in his New York office. Sadly, despite all the promises of hard evidence he makes, he just trots out the same old tired conspiracy theories and foggy rumors that everyone else does, and offers no concrete sources to fact check quoted statements or theories. In the end, the book is more interesting for its insight into Mr. Strieber's character than for its examination of the abduction phenomena. Best left to the obsessively curious.