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Dimension researcher Lucas Hunter returns to confront his nemesis, Dietrich, in an explosive showdown.
Posted March 30, 2013
Chris James has once again created an exciting sci-fi adventure in his follow-up to The Dimension Researcher. The story picks up shortly after the Dimension Researcher ends with Lucas Hunter back in action with The Second Internet Cafe, travelling to alternate realities and researching how the world could have been if certain events from the past had played out differently. The only problem is that his old "pal" Dietrich is starting appear once again. This time, however, Dietrich claims to have a device that threatens Lucas's home reality/universe.
In the meantime, the threat that Dietrich poses has the rest of the world wanting the Second Internet Cafe shut down for good.
Part of the story focuses on Lucas as he tries to save the world from Dietrich's threat. We are also treated to a set of new characters who are struggling to keep the Second Internet Cafe. This is all going on with the looming threat of a military strike on Europe for their activities with dimension research.
Chris James further proves his talent for writing a complex yet entertaining story with great characters and unique ideas. I love the alternate realities James creates, and his strong grasp on history helps make those realities come to life realistically. One of my favorite new characters is Paula, a woman with an amazing ability(I don't want to give it away here.)
The Cascade Annihilator starts with a bang(almost literally) and doesn't let up until the last page and still leaves you wanting more. If you haven't read The Dimension Researcher, you may want to start there, but both are incredible books with unique concepts and thought-provoking plots. Well done, Mr. James!