I had mixed feelings after reading this one.
On the one hand the writing is good, the story interesting and the pace frantic.
On the other hand the story has no resolution and the characters have very little development. I wanted to know what the data was, who it would affect, did they make it to the border, who the Hell is Gabriel and about a thousand other things. One of the strengths of the book is the mysterious aspect which kept me wanting to read on to find out more but it turns into a weakness when the lasting impression at the end is one of disappointment at not finding out any of the answers.
As a short story this is good but I can’t help feeling that if the author had expanded on it by solving some of the mysteries and particularly giving more insight into Clay’s life and the breakdown of his marriage this could have been a really good book.