Due to her experiences during the birth of her daughter,
Kitty has always been aware that there are alternate
timelines. During a cricket match while visiting
Australia, Kitty manages to thoroughly antagonize the
Minister. When she hits her head, Kitty wakes up in an
alternate reality where there are no aliens and she is
married to Charles Reynolds, her best friend.
When someone tries to kill Kitty and her three children,
Kitty takes charge. Only through all her experience, is
she able to evade the killers.
At the same time, the Kitty who is married to Chuckie
herself in an alien world. Not only is she married to
the man she loves is mourning the recent loss of his wife.
However, she may be able to save the relationship with
Australia that the US so badly needs. She will also be
able to identify the Mastermind. Something no one else
been able to accomplish.
At first, I had a little trouble telling which reality I
was reading. It should have been easy since each chapter
alternated. The Kitty who is married to an alien, Jeff,
generally has an easier time adapting to her change in
situation, although there is great concern about how she
will get home.
The Kitty who isn't used to dealing with aliens and life
death situations has a little more trouble but she comes
through it all. Digging deep, she learns she has more
inner strength than she knew.
As always, Ms. Koch has written a fast paced, action
adventure that demands the readers entire attention. I
started UNIVERSAL ALIEN too late to finish it one day and
really hard for me to put down, knowing that I wouldn't be
able to read it again until after I finished a full day's
work. I love this series but this book especially tugged
at the emotions with each version of Kitty dealing with
different losses. There were still plenty of humor to
balance the sadness.
I'm amazed at the intricacy of the writing at the same
I'm exhilarated by the fast pace. UNIVERSAL ALIEN is an
exceptionally satisfying read.