Positives: A good first book of the series, from a new author for me, leaves you wanting to read more in the sequels, fast ships, big battles, high-tech, whats not to like eh!!!
Negatives: Somewhat cliché in places. ie the beautiful Summers Presley…! a little short aswell…
Calvin, an intelligence operative, is sent to eliminate a dangerous traitor. But, as he chases his prey across the stars, he realizes they are both pawns in a shadowy chess game. One that threatens humankind everywhere.
If he is to uncover the conspiracy he must confront–and embrace–the darkest elements of the galaxy. And throw himself into harms way, making decisions that, apart from affecting himself, concern his crew and quite possibly the human race….
Review: I like this book, one of the first I read on my iPad, why? well the first Kindle edition is free (link here) and a great way to introduce the story and author to an already clogged Sci-Fi landscape (what with the upsurge in Sci-fi films etc). So as you do, you might think a free book unlikely to be as good as some you may have read before, well purchased – well this is, so pleasantly surprised and really its no gamble when its free is it?! So get on with it and read it, thats what I say. The action is fast paced and has depth, reminded me of Jack Campbell and Stephen Donaldson’s Gap series to a degree. Which of course is high praise but merited, I dont really want to discuss plot-lines as you should discover them for yourself. I’m reading book two now, so stand by your stations for the next review, when I er get round to it!