Solar Flare takes the disappointed reader on an emotional roller coaster of amateurish suspense. From page one, it begins dramatically telling the saga of a solar flare headed for earth. In fact, there are multiple solar flares, several of them fizzling out. When they actually begin to hit earth, the power starts going out.
Burkett's writing style is inconsistent, sometimes being descriptive and interesting and sometimes being overly dramatic and amateurish. There are several very low points to the book, some of these being the lack of good characters, the continually cheesy dialogue, lots of unnecessary characters, quite a few dramatic scenes, many overstatements, the forcing of issues, and the general lack of editing. The book is like the first draft of a book that got published while the editor was on vacation.
When you dumb it down to this level, it's pretty good! There are actually several interesting twists to it. But on the level of books actually worth reading, it's pretty bad. The best thing about it is its potential. It's definitely fixable. Just don't waste your time on it.