Genre: Action/Mystery/Science Fiction
Age Level: 14 and up
# of Pages: 308
Sequel to The Sleeper Code
In the first book in this series, The Sleeper Code, Tom learns that he has been programmed into having two personalities. Tom is the normal teenager who is there most of the time, but then Tyler can be called up at any time. Tyler is a trained assasin that is called when Tom is put into a coma like state. During the first book, Tom learns the truth about his so called narcolepsy, but in this book he learns more about Tyler and how they both came into existence. While Tom is trying to figure out how to cope with learning that his entire life has been a lie, he is also fighting Tyler’s persona who is fighting to take complete control of the body they share. Meanwhile, Madison’s parents are attacked and she is almost killed because the enemy wants Tyler back. (Madison was the girl who helped him uncover the truth about himself in the first book.)
Tom learns a lot about himself and the people who created him in this book, but parts of it tend to drag a little as he and Tyler battle for control. The explanation of how they came to inhabit the same body seems a little confusing at times and many details are glossed over. The ending is satisfying, but a little rushed as the enemy is apprehended during an added-on ending chapter. The action in this book is as good as the first, but there isn’t as much of it,which is what fans will be looking for. Not as thrilling as the first installment, but it’s nice to know what happens to Madison and Tom once he learns the truth about himself.