Jacob was a smuggler of birth control devices in a society that depended on births to maintain their revolution. The invaders seek the world's iron and to take the iron they must conquer the world.
The relationship of Jacob with a female resistance leader is complex. It is difficult to decide if they are friend or foe. Jacob is ancillary to a prison breakout and reluctantly discovers he is now a revolutionary due to the company he keeps. Jacob sees himself as a self serving, small time criminal with no loyalty except to profit. His relationship to Taberah eventually leads him to re-evaluate his self image.
Hope is a drug that the invaders need to survive. Jacob finds himself caught up in a scheme to shatter hope.
The book had reasonable action and an entertaining plot.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.