I've never been good at introductions, so I'll just cut to the chase...
Michael's debut novel looks like a very good promise for future writings.
There are quite some features that he combined successfully in turning a nice story, like, and not stopping at, good overall pacing of the action, building the tension, building like-able characters, creating a deep dystopic world, and so on.
There are also a couple of ideas that didn't quite catch on me, and a few things that I really didn't like. Nevertheless, overall it was a pleasant read.