Dionne's convincing characters shine, and their believable interactions lend a realism to the story. The plot is gripping and fast-paced, but the tale seems familiar, perhaps having been drawn somewhat from well-known sci-fi plots.

Twenty-five years ago, something went terribly wrong on the spaceship Mayflower. Now it's the responsibility of Captain Breanna and her squad of misfits to find out what happened.

Caleb seems to have made a career out of being a troublemaker. And yet, the more Breanna comes to know him, the more she sees him as a natural leader and a faithful friend. In the midst of their attraction, the secret of the Mayflower disaster comes to light, threatening the safety of Breanna's crew. (New Concepts, Jun. '05, 200 pp., $9.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jennifer R. Wells-Marani