My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Exodus Code is set in the aftermath of the events in Torchwood : Miracle Day but, rather than the sprawling epic that was the fourth series of Torchwood, this book is more akin to the third series of Torchwood : Children of Earth in its scope and breadth.
Captain Jack Harkness is the main character in the story and he is lovingly recreated in print which is probably not surprising when John Barrowman co-wrote this book but there is no doubt that he also understands Torchwood as this book is a really great example of what Torchwood can be.
Gwen has quite a bit to do in this novel but it really is mainly Jack’s story which is really what I think Torchwood is all about when all is said and done.
Rex Matheson makes a brief cameo in the book which is enough for me as I never really took to his character and was quite disappointed that he came out of Torchwood alive when poor old Esther got killed.
It was also nice to see Rhys and Andy again and it was nice to have a bit more of the action set in Cardiff as that was more like the Torchwood of old which, to be honest, I have always preferred.
The plot is interesting and is the sort of idea that really suits the Torchwood concept and would definitely work on the small screen as well.
I really enjoyed this book and if this is how Torchwood has to continue then I would be happy with it and would be happy to read further novels in a similar vein.