Captain Jack is back. No, really, he is! Proving that with a great set of writers new TV isn’t really necessary (although it would be nice, you know, to have another series… hint hint… ) – these writers create Torchwood in your mind.
Plus: These great writers are Barrowmans, after all – the actor who was Captain Jack, and his incredibly talented sister Carole! Therefore you get Torchwood – set after Miracle Day -, you get Wales, you get a mystery that might just destroy the world in the process, you get new friends and lovers and new locations (Peru!! They introduce Peru!!! They of course did that purely for me! LOL) and you get great writing on top of that!
I was gripped by the colourfully told story of groups of women going mad all over the world, of people tasting sounds and seeing colors – which is a very real medical condition – and of this madness even affecting Jack Harkness who desperately tries to remember something that happened years, even generations ago to him, something that might save the world from destruction. As nothing is easy with Torchwood, Gwen is affected by this madness, too, and Jack comes to the rescue – only to realise that where he has to go, FBI and other 3 letter organisations have their hands in as well. There is – or it wouldn’t be Captain Jack – time for snarky banter and for some wink wink, nudge nudge that leads to more. But when the day comes, the hero has already made a plan to save the world once again.
The book is incredibly well written, the characters old and new well fleshed out and believable. It was written with making a movie / TV show in mind, which turns out surprisingly well (much better than another Code I never finished reading as it was so badly written) and it caters to the “needs” of fans in giving them their favorite characters and landscapes as well as new food for thought.
The only thing Ididn’t like: There’s only one book! Where’s the sequel???
Again: taken from Amazon
Captain Jack is back! Citygirl
This eagerly awaited Torchwood novel, penned by John and Carole E. Barrowman, lives up to expectations. Who better to co-write an adventure centred on Captain Jack Harkness than the actor who has played him since 2005 – John Barrowman himself?
The characterisations are perfect: we already know Jack, Gwen and Rhys, but we meet new friends and enemies during the course of this exciting adventure.
Women are being driven mad… strange things are happening to the Earth… but why can’t Jack remember key events from his past? And how are they linked? This is what you’ll find out as you turn the pages of Exodus Code. Set firmly in the world of Torchwood, after the Miracle, the writing drives the action forward with energy, intelligence and humour.
The story would make an excellent fifth series of Torchwood. Here’s hoping!!