THE LEGEND OF BANZAI MAGUIRE
U.S. Air Force pilot Bree "Banzai" McGuire is shot down while flying a routine mission over North Korea. She's captured by a renegade scientist bent on proving his genius at suspended animation.
When Banzai awakens, it is the year 2176 and much has changed. The U.S. is now the United Colonies of Earth. Banzai is still in what was North Korea, now called the Asian Kingdom, which is ruled by Prince Kyber. UCE commander Ty Arm-strong has been riveted by the legend of Banzai all his life, and it is he who discovers the cavern where she's entombed. However, Ty is captured by Prince Kyber's forces and held prisoner.
Banzai has a lot to assimilate in this new world order. She's also confused by her feelings for two powerful and attractive men. All is not right in the world of 2176, and it looks like Banzai will have to choose sides and kick some butt. Launching what promises to be a terrific series, award-wining author Grant strikes gold with an amazing new heroine. Banzai is a smart, savvy woman who can take care of herself. This fish-out-of-water tale is exhilarating and has fabulous potential for future adventures. (Apr., 384 pp., $6.99)
Jill M. Smith