Nighthawks at the Mission

Move Off-World. Make A Killing.

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
392 Pages
Reviewed on 11/21/2014
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Author Biography

Forbes West was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with a Master's Degree in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach. He currently lives and works mostly in San Francisco, CA and owns a home in Ojima, Japan- a village five hours south of Tokyo by car that is in the foothills of Mt. Fuji.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deepak Menon for Readers' Favorite

Nighthawks at the Mission: Move Off-World. Make A Killing by Forbes West is the incredible story of a journey to an amazing new world, narrated in second person by Sarah Orange. The story begins with a vivid description of a decadent society into which mankind has degenerated, somewhere in the near future. The reader is introduced to an entire range of human emotions and emotional breakdown, finally leading to Sarah's momentous decision to escape into a new world. Sarah abandons all those she considers near and dear because they have lost emotional attachment to her, motivated more by selfish desires to keep her with them, without any element of 'giving.'

Forbes West develops the story nicely. He deftly intertwines the element of fantasy with science fiction, specially in the way our heroine traverses millions of miles to migrate to another world. One is compelled to wonder and remember that many mysteries of the Universe have still not been solved. As the voyage to the new world begins, the reader is pulled into the story and taken on a roller coaster ride of continually unraveling pages of adventure, emotional storms, incredible beings, conflict and testimonies of human endurance and the human capacity to adapt to each and every nightmarish scenario that the universe can open up. This is a very well written novel opening new vistas of imagination for the reader. The author wraps up the tale with a great finale, leaving the reader asking for more. I think this novel deserves a 5-star rating for being original, well written with excellent flow, and merging of the storyline comprising scores of events.