As the last completed manuscript found in Michael Crichton's files, this book does great justice to the phenomenal writer. The reader almost feels as if they are fighting right alongside Capt. Hunter and his crew. The characters are greatly fleshed out save for a few. With each new adventure the crew of the El Trinidad undertake we find ourselves rooting for them. The epilogue leaves the reader with a sense of sadness and happiness at the final fates of the characters. Definitely a good read especially if you like Crichton.