Reflex (Jumper 2)


reflex.jpgReflex (Jumper 2) by Steven Gould


Davy has always been alone. He believes that he’s the only person in the world who can teleport. But what if he isn’t?

A mysterious group of people has taken Davy captive. They don’t want to hire him, and they don’t have any hope of appealing to him to help them. What they want is to own him. They want to use his abilities for their own purposes, whether Davy agrees to it or not. And so they set about brainwashing him and conditioning him. They have even found a way to keep a teleport captive.

But there’s one thing that they don’t know. No one knows it, not even Davy. And it might save his life….

“Reflex (Jumper)” picks up ten years after the events in Jumper. It finds Davy and Millie married. Davy is a freelancer contractor for the NSA and Millie is a family therapist, living in Oklahoma.

When Davey is kidnapped during a meeting with Brian Cox, Millie discovers that after the thousands of jumps she ahs taken with Davey she now has the ability to jump. Confronted with this knowledge she takes it upon herself to find her husband while discovering this new ability and keeping it under the radar of NSA and the people who kidnapped her husband.

Reflex (Jumper 2) has Davey and Millie older and more mature, in a loving marriage, and the Davey in Jumper has grown and faced the emotional problems that plagued him before. It switches between Millie’s search for her husband and Davey’s treatment at the hands of his captors.

Gould makes you sympathetic to Davey and Millie’s struggles. It made me root for them to unleashed some wicked payback. Yet Gould never deviates from the core of his characters that makes them heroes but does give some satisfying.

Davey and now Millie continuing story shows flare. Jumper is one of my favorite books. Reflex (Jumper 2) is fun, fast paced and a great read. It also shows a crisper writing style. It’s so entertaining that I continually wanted another chapter to read. I hope the next book in these characters lives will come a little sooner. I can’t wait to see the continuing saga of David Rice and Millicent Harrison-Rice.

I give Reflex (Jumper) 5 out 5 Gs.

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