I am giving this four stars simply because I quite enjoyed reading it. However, I will criticize it as being one of those science fiction novels that did not really have to be science fiction. A man named Jason Starr invents a mind control device and his invention is stolen by a nefarious Chinese scientist. Read that as a Dr. Fu Manchu stereotype. Then a man from 50,000 years in the future shows up to help Jason recover his invention and reputation. The rest of the story is an international thriller very closely related to a spy story. It is full of cliff-hangers, evil ex-Nazi scientists, mysterious Indian seductresses and so forth. Do not expect more than exciting fluff, but it was still a fun read.