Baker does it again in the latest Company novel. There's more than enough action, adventure and compelling character interaction to keep even a casual reader of the series
riveted to the further adventures of hapless cyborg Mendoza and her three-fold lover, Alec Checkerfield.

Alec -- with extensive help from his on-ship artificial intelligence -- has rescued the cyborg Mendoza from the hell of Options Research, her body destroyed and her memory virtually gone. After bringing her back to life, they set out to wage war on the Company throughout the timeline of human history while concurrently searching for the genetic data that was used to create Alec -- so that he can be made immortal, along with the two other consciousnesses within his mind.

With the year 2355 and the end of the Temporal Concordance fast approaching, other operatives are also working to undermine the Company because they fear the worst will happen in their brave new world. (TOR, Sep., 352 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Natalie A. Luhrs