Dive right into the action with Jeremy Reynolds in Bruce Perrin’s latest novel. Jeremy is inside what turns out to be part of a lab of sorts where he’s been working a temporary job, and he’s running from a man who’s trying to kill him. The reader doesn’t know why at first, but neither does Jeremy—at least not for sure. He thinks it’s for the bonus money given to him at the completion of his temporary assignment. If only it were that simple.
I’ve read the books in Bruce Perrin’s Mind Sleuth series and would classify them as techno-thrillers. While In the Space of an Atom has an underpinning of technology, the thriller aspect takes precedence here. It’s a fast and fun read, with just enough futuristic science and technology—and romance between the male and female lead—to make it interesting, but not overwhelming. What else? Some great chase scenes and some truly nasty villains, and who doesn’t like those?
When I was well into the book, I found myself thinking that I would have liked a bit more of the technology that provided the backbone for Perrin's other books, but In the Space of an Atom isn't that kind of book. I guess my reaction is an example of how a reader can expect one thing from an author based on earlier books, and when faced with something different, feel disappointed. Once I realized why I was having the reaction I did, I enjoyed the book, accepting it for the light, fast, and exciting read it is.