It starts with a series of unexplained events. Earth tremors across the globe. Women being driven insane by their heightened and scrambled senses. And the world is starting to notice - the number one Twitter trend is #realfemmefatales. Governments and scientists are bewildered and silent. The world needs Torchwood, but there's not much of Torchwood left.
Captain Jack Harkness has tracked the problem to its source: a village in Peru, where he's uncovered evidence of alien involvement.
In Cardiff, Gwen Cooper has discovered something alien and somehow connected to Jack. If the world is to be restored, she has to warn him - but she's quickly becoming a victim of the madness, too....
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Exodus Code an immortals adventure
This is a fast paced adventure yarn that goes many places in the world and through most of the twentieth and into the twenty first century.
I like happy endings and I did like this one. Most of the good guys came out all right in the end.
Jack Harkness falling out of the sky like a big bird onto a sacred incan mountain in Peru was my favorite. I could just see it so clearly in my mind's eye.
When Jack would sacrifice himself but refused to alow a young girl to be one as well was so heart wrenching for him.
Some knowledge of the BBC TV show Torchwood though not essential would greatly expand your understanding and enjoyment of this novel. The male author also played the character of Jack Harkness in the show. For that reason the characterizations are spot on.
Captain Jack is Back
Exodus Code moves the story of Captain Jack Harkness forward. The combination of John Barrowman's insight into the character he plays, and Carol Barrowman's writing skill has produced a thoughtful, gripping tale that both reaches back into memory of previous characters yet embracing new ones. Past characters were honored, and new ones were fully sketched. Although the Captain has moved on from the trauma of Children of the Earth and Miracle Day, memories still haunt the immortal man. However the wit and swagger is back. Carol's descriptions of the people and landscapes are vivid, especially in Peru. I especially enjoyed the witty sexual tension in the relationship of Jack and Renso in the beginning of the book. The confrontation scene between Gwen and Rys was chilling. The scenes on Ice Maiden were engaging and believable. The Torchwood signature traits of action, drama, and sly humor were all in the mix.
Russell T Davies's Captain Jack Harkness is one of the most complex and interesting characters in modern science fiction, and this story moves the character forward. Even though I was disappointed that John did not have time to do the audio book himself, Daniel Pirrie did a good job with all the accents, especially Jack's. I bought both the book then the audio, and it was money well spent. Best Torchwood book ever!