Transience grabbed me right from the jump. I get the sense that the hardboiled detective set-up belies what is to come. Kevin Bragg's writing is crisp, entertaining and creates wonderful pacing. There are fantastic futuristic nuggets dropped in that enrich the Martian environment - and I never once questioned their plausibility; I just nodded along thinking, yes, that makes perfect sense. I will be reading quickly, anxious to see where Transilience takes me.