I wrote about how excited the first issue of Letter 44 made me not so long ago in 365 #308, but I wanted to say that the second ish is just as good, the quality holds up. I may have a new favourite book here (well, not THE favourite, but definitely a must read). It's very entertaining and the execution of the story seems well thought out and nicely paced so far. I also thought how interesting the space action sequence was give that Gravity is kind of the new benchmark for such things. This holds up against it. I need to dig a little more and discover if this is ongoing or a mini or what...I'm interested to know the long game in order to contextualize what I'm reading. I guess it theoretically could run for four years, and become Letter 45 thereafter... it would be interesting to see how a president preoccupied with an alien threat that the public is completely unaware of runs for re-election or if he even wants to. Or when does 43, the Bush-esque ex-Pres spill the beans accidentally....? So many story options beyond just alien threat...politics and economics and really robust shit like that can all come into play. I hope so anyway.
It's a great book...read it.