What is on my nightstand this week: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
So far, and I have just started it I will say, this book is like a strange mash-up of James Bond and the Invasion of the Body Snatchers, with the body snatchers as the good guys, like Chuck with aliens. Though, the first chapter is a piece of art, it amps up the tension right away, gives just enough away to explain the action, and go in a new and interesting way without breaking stride.
Though, I have some worries about where the nerd becomes super-spy plot, being a pretty big nerd myself I find the caricature of a generic nerd pretty flimsy most times. Though, after that opening chapters, I am willing to give the author space to surprise me.
tl;dr Review: So far, so good. Recommended.