When the Moon Stood Still

from The Janus Project files

Fiction - Science Fiction
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 10/05/2020
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Reviewed by Jose Cornelio for Readers' Favorite

When the Moon Stood Still: From the Janus Project Files by Brad Anderson is an exciting thriller with unforgettable characters and a complex plot. Larry Henderson is a design engineer at innovative Exley Aerospace, a successful, unassuming individual who knows too much and the last person anyone would suspect of a crime. That is until the FBI begins asking questions. He is a valuable asset that the FBI needs for a serious case, but before he officially testifies, his life is in danger. While he needs a place to hide from Exley, his past comes haunting him too, and he is wanted by federal agencies, including the FBI. Someone from inside the Janus project is a mole just biding their time to hand Henderson over. Can Henderson wriggle out of the situation facing him?

It is a rollicking ride and Brad Anderson has crafted a plot that engages the reader from the beginning all the way to the exhilarating end. The protagonist, known as “The Mantis” in his previous life, is immediately presented to readers when the story opens, and the anxiety that eats into him comes from having to wait without knowing anything other than where he is and why he is there. I wanted to know more about this mysterious character and the author explores complex levels of his personality in a way that is interesting and intriguing. Exley is also another character filled with mystery, a powerful man who seems to have a lot to hide. When the Moon Stood Still is skillfully written, a novel with characters that have depth and a plot filled with surprises. It is simply pulsating and the writing appeals.