As any other typical guy who gets a kick out of violence I was more than willing to read a book about aliens ripping it up in North America. An initial look at the plane, and claw marks on the front cover, and the comments on the back, and I thought to myself "Ok, so a bunch of people will fly up north, and get eaten by aliens. Maybe someone survives to tell the tale. The End." Well yes, and no. Picking up where The Spirit Box left off we find detective John Hazard all stressed out from his past experience, and turning paranormal investigator in San Francisco, but first he needs certification, so he takes a class on the subject, and falls for a girl in the group running from her own problems. Mob types that want her dead for witnessing a murder. The class is run by professor Macy Renner, and to complete the course with an A she's leading her students on a field trip to investigate an area where hikers, and planes have gone missing. Renner hopes to find an answer to her sister's child hood alien abduction. Reflecting San Francisco's circus like environment there are people from all walks of life to deal with. There's a stripper, thug type wannabes, and transsexuals. Everyone has issues of their own, and for this trip they are prepared for anything. Well almost. They may not be prepared to be an alien smorgasbord. This book is enjoyable for the same reason you'd watch action adventure films. All, and all it's a cool little story delivering exactly what you'd expect with a little cultural diversity to mix things up a bit.