Darker in tone than the previous
novels in this action-packed series,
this book explores the aftereffects of war. The protagonists are damaged and driven individuals shaped by
past events. The quick pace and compelling characterization make this space adventure riveting. Grant delivers another terrific title!
Although the war between
the Coalition and the Drakkan empire is over, forging an alliance between former enemies as well as new ally Earth won't be easy. Legendary Coalition Admiral Brit Bandar is given a new ship and a new mission: patrol the Borderlands for the Triad Alliance. Unfortunately for Brit, her new second-in-command is Warleader Finnar Rorkken, once the pirate scourge of
Finn and what's left of his crew are happy to have a regular supply of food, so they sign on, but sabotage and murder threaten the mission. Blending old enemies won't be easy, but Finn is determined to win Brit's trust and hopefully a whole lot more -- for the sparks between them are fiery. (HQN, Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)