When an opening scene of a book makes you say WOW out loud, you just know the rest of the story is going to be good.
A Better World is Book 2 of Marcus Sakey's Brilliance trilogy, and I'm loving it so far. It's not as action packed as Book 1, at least not yet, but it's still very good. The one main difference from the first book is that this one features multiple POV's whereas Book 1, Brilliance, is told solely from Cooper's (the MC) POV. It took me a second to get used to this, since I am interested in Cooper's experiences more than anything else, but I get why the author chose to make the change, and it does work. There is one specific POV character that is as compelling as Cooper.
Just as a side note, I'm not sure why the publisher decided to include the endorsement by Gillian Flynn so prominently on the cover. I mean, I get it: it's nice to get an endorsement from such a successful author as Flynn. But, goodness, the font is huge! If you take a quick glance it looks as though Flynn is sharing credit with Sakey. No, Thomas & Mercer. Just no.