“Jackson Meyer has thrown himself into his role as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats. Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Jackson has proved himself to be an excellent agent. However, all that changes when Holly—the girl he altered history to save—re-enters his life. And when Eyewall, an opposing division of the CIA, emerges, Jackson and his fellow agents find themselves under attack and on the run.
Set in a vivid present day and not-so-distant past, VORTEX is a gripping, heart-stopping thriller that, in spite of its page-turning pace, masterfully deals with themes of identity, relationships and grief. Our hero Jackson is an ordinary young man with an extraordinary power – a power which will lead him to make a difficult choice – just how much will he sacrifice for the girl he loves? ”
Vortex picks up pretty much where we left off in Tempest. Jackson has joined Tempest, and in doing so has erased Holly & Adams memory’s of himself – its as if he never existed to them. A sacrifice Jackson felt he needed to make in order to keep them safe.
However, Jackson’s plan backfires when Holly re- enters his life, only this time she is not the girl she used to be.
Will Jackson be able to put his love for Holly to one side and focus on the mission at hand , or will having Holly back in his life prove to be too much for him to handle.
Vortex is an extremely fast paced read – one I devoured in one sitting – however I would not recommend sitting down to this book with a wandering mind – as Cross takes us through many time travel scenarios and possible out comes , I felt like I had to concentrate really hard on what time line we were on – which time line could change the future- which one didn’t !! Whilst you could most probably glean the shell of the story without concentrating too hard on which time line we were in and getting bogged down in the science of it all, I would strongly recommend only picking this up when you are focused enough to pay complete attention to the plot, as it is certainly very clever !
I am now left with more questions about Tempest/Jackson/Holly/Adam than I thought possible and the cliffhanger ending has left me frustrated… I need to know what happens next !!!
Overall I gave Vortex a 4 out of 5 star rating, and like Tempest , I know I will be going back to read it again ( most likely more than once).
If you have not already started reading these books then you need to get out there and add them to your shelves!