This one is rather hard to score. The story was quite well-written, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I was so involved in "Dead Air" that I read it in one sitting, which rarely happens. However, the depictions of what the cults were doing were beyond gruesome. If I quoted some of the book's descriptions, you'd probably not want to read my reviews anymore. So, I'll just say this: Egregious actions such as bestiality, cannibalism, animal abuse, incest, and pedophilia are described quite luridly in this novel. Some may argue that Christian novels shouldn't have that kind of content, but I disagree with that. It's a cruel, sinful world out there, and, if we're going to try to teach people about Jesus, we need to know what we're up against, and I think this book provides a great portrait of the worst this planet has to offer. Still, I wouldn't recommend "Dead Air" for anyone under 18; if this book were made into a movie, it could easily earn an "R" or even an "NC-17."