If you’re up for a fast-paced jump through space and time – technically – this series is the read for you.

About the Book

No one is above the Laws…

Seven years after its conception, LEAP is finally about to spell the end of global warming. For Uma and Ethan, this means personal and professional triumph – but quantum teleportation is an unwieldy beast, held back by those fighting to dominate the new world order.

As LEAP’s rollout slows to a trickle, a greater threat emerges when a stealth attack on US troops leaves thousands dead. With the finger of suspicion pointing to a LEAP copycat, Ethan, and Uma are forced to condone a breach of the Laws to reverse the massacre.

As LEAP’s new rival continues to show their hand, Ethan is dragged back into a nightmare he thought he had escaped. One that may finally claim his sanity, and that pushes Uma to the limits of hers, to defeat an evil that no longer plays by the rules.

My Thoughts

While each can be read as a standalone, if you’ve been around here long enough you know I’m never really a fan of that. I also read books one and two before I read this one, so I have a hard time telling you if you’d understand without reading them. Others said you would, so that’s the best I can offer.

One of the things I adore about this series is the complex moral and ethical issues each story highlights. It also weaves together actual historical events with an alternative universe including the LEAP technology that single-handedly changed the course of history. If you’re unfamiliar with the first two books you can read my reviews further down on my page or at my #linkinbio. (add links for blog) But the gist is that a scientist created a teleportation technology that reminds me a lot of the one in Star Trek. Much of the science goes over my head, but I’m sure there are some differences. But the basic concept is the same – you go into the portal or gate and are rebuilt at an atomic level on the other side. As you can imagine some people are excited while others are terrified and devastated.

This third installment sees our heroes Uma and Ethan fighting to see their creation save the world from climate crisis one LEAP at a time. Unfortunately, as is to be expected, the rollout is taking longer than expected as governments around the world fight over minute details that keep Uma awake at night screaming. Meanwhile, Uma, Ethan, and her returning characters deal with personal dramas, including deceits, betrayals, and crimes that will come back to haunt various members of the story. Another lurking threat awaits in the Middle East, where the Saudi Arabians have their hands on the technology and seek to destroy the competition.

The characterizations of Uma, Ethan, and all the main characters are so well done. Some of the characters change in immense ways, and O.C. Heaton’s handles these changes so well. He researches so extensively for everything in his books and it shows. I’m not saying that a panster couldn’t write a sci-fi novel, but the depth and complexity of this author’s works intimidate this planster. I can’t imagine the painstaking detail he has had to take to create these magnificent pieces of storytelling.

I am so grateful to the author and Love Books Tours for including me in this tour and I absolutely can’t wait until the next installment to find out where the world goes next!

Who’s It For?

If you love a fast-paced, action, technothriller this is a book for you. Things start with a bang and keep moving until you turn the final page. The break-neck pace almost gives you no respite to catch your breath, so if you enjoy your heart beating in your ears and an adrenaline rush grab this one today. I suggest you start with the first book LEAP, but others say it’s not necessary. I just always prefer series in order. Do beware that this is not a light sci-fi book, this book addresses a lot of ethical dilemmas as well as broaching some serious topics. So please read the content warnings and I always advise that everyone consider their mental health when choosing reading materials.

Content Warnings: Suicide (including assisted), SA, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Loss/Abortion, Blackmail, Infidelity, Torture, Domestic Abuse, Classism, Racism, Xenophobia. While I try to include all content warnings, these are not guaranteed to be all-inclusive, and some may be overlooked.

About the Author

O.C. Heaton writes thrillers, specifically technothrillers with a twist of sci-fi inside complex plots that are inhabited by grey characters – even the good guys!

He lives in Leeds, UK, with the love of his life and their two daughters. It rains a lot in Leeds but that works out well for him – loads of time for research and, of course writing!

You can contact him at:

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/ocheaton

Email: oc@ocheaton.com