(originally posted on December 13, 2007)
I love pleasant surprises, and DuBois' new thriller certainly qualifies. Imagine a bombed-out America under UN peacekeeping control (!) by incoming Canadians (!!) such as former journalist Samuel Simpson, who feels a greater sense of duty and adventure in his new role. He also gets into a heap of trouble that's equal parts low-key and genuinely suspenseful, with many strands left delightfully unresolved. TWILIGHT sneaks up on you, but when you're done, you too may realize just how well it works.