Fiction - Science Fiction
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Reviewed on 04/20/2024
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Hop on for a fascinating time-travel sci-fi adventure with David Alyn Gordon's Jigsaw: Sonora. In the year 2025, Noah and Francesca from the 1970s meet with their friends and family from the Falcone Foundation at older Noah's funeral for another crucial mission. They must stop Global Harmony, an offshoot of Novus Ordo, from enacting their plans to change history and set up a global fascist regime. In 1918, the members of Global Harmony aligned with Mexican revolutionaries for three radical projects, Sonora, Panic, and Unification, which involved releasing a deadly influenza pathogen on specific sections of the general populace, preventing America from engaging in World War I, and at last, unifying Canada and the United States. The stakes have never been higher. Will the Guardians be able to dismantle Global Harmony?

With an intricate plot and a large cast of characters, David Alyn Gordon delivers another captivating adventure/thriller that will delight fans of both science fiction and time travel tales. Jigsaw: Sonora draws you in from the first page, and it's a non-stop thrill ride from there. The narrative is fast-paced and filled to the brim with action, suspense, and intrigue. There is not one dull moment in the book, with a plot full of surprises that keep you guessing until the end. The compelling characters and their relationship dynamics will keep you immersed in this alternate history as you're rooting for your favorites to come out on top. As a fan of science fiction and time travel stories, I loved this book. Fans of the genre will have a blast with this one!

Frank Mutuma

As World War 1 rages, things are becoming tense between the USA and Mexico in Jigsaw: Sonora by David Alyn Gordon as the contents of the Zimmerman telegraph become known. Matteo and his group are on a reconnaissance mission when they see something strange: a 500-foot cylindrical cigar-shaped object. In the present, the foundation has been attacked, and all the systems are down. The Garth team is sent to Basiluzzo Island to find out what happened and see if they can restore power. The Global Harmony, the group they are up against, is also very powerful, and they are determined to change the course of the war. Meanwhile, Noah's team has time-traveled to the World War I era, and they are busy engaging the operatives of this rogue organization.

Jigsaw by David Alyn Gordon is truly an adventure in time and history. Once I started reading this wonderfully written book, I couldn't put it down as the events in the flawlessly flowing plotline unfolded. The suspense and the twists and turns kept me glued to my couch as I looked forward to subsequent chapters. It also encouraged me to go back in history and read about World War I and something else that I didn't know about: Mexico losing some of its territories to the USA. It got me thinking about the impact on the communities living there at the time. This thought-provoking material also stimulated my thoughts about other issues, such as nationalism. The extermination of minorities using modified viruses caught my attention, as many scientists are currently engaged in gain-of-function research that could be misused. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

K.C. Finn

Jigsaw: Sonora is a work of fiction in the science fiction, suspense, and action genres. Penned by author David Alyn Gordon, the story follows the Temporal Guardians, Francesca and Noah, as they confront the Renegade Novus Ordo operatives of Global Harmony. Their plan, Project Sonora, aims to alter history by drawing the United States out of World War One, sparking continental conflict in the Americas, and releasing a genetically coded pathogen to manipulate population segments. What results is an intense, thrilling tale where danger lurks at every turn. The author has a real knack for timing and tension in a journey through a world where reality hangs in the balance, filled with intricate twists and turns as the Temporal Guardians battle against the forces of Global Harmony.

The stakes are high as Francesca and Noah navigate through time, and the character presentation works brilliantly from both the exterior descriptions of physicality and action, and the inner narrative of their speech, thoughts, and emotions. David Alyn Gordon's vivid storytelling extends into the setting and worldbuilding too, crafting a world that makes good logical sense and informs the attitudes and behaviors of its characters well. The detail in the scenes immerses the reader in a multi-sensory world where the fight for reality is paramount and readers feel bonded to the characters and their quest. As the Temporal Guardians race against time to thwart Global Harmony's sinister plans, the suspense builds, leaving readers eager for the next installment. Overall, I would certainly recommend Jigsaw: Sonora to science fiction fans everywhere seeking their next captivating read.