On a far-off planet soon to be colonized, telecommunications specialist Ravyn Verdier is the traumatized survivor of the slaughter of her advance team. By chance, a special ops squad en route to the planet arrives a mere six hours after the massacre.
While special forces commander Damon Brody questions Ravyn, his highly trained special forces unit is killed and all the communications and transport equipment destroyed. Somehow Damon and Ravyn have to avoid an unseen killer and retreat to the abandoned Old City half a continent away. Trying to minimize an attraction both attribute to their dangerous situation, they finally succumb and invoke ghosts of the original inhabitants.
Danger, fast action, and alpha males and females create a nonstop futuristic keeper with a touch of alien mystery in Patti O'Shea's RAVYN'S FLIGHT. (Nov., 320 pp., $5.99)