WHEN ALL SEEMS LOST
The seventh book in the Legion of the Damned series is military sci-fi at its
best. It can stand alone, but reading
the series in sequence provides background. The military and political action moves quickly between human and alien perspectives, and the horrors of war are described convincingly. A brilliantly plotted story and escalating suspense provide a highly satisfying story.
Back home, Captain Antonio Santana discovers his lover is among those captured. He plans an unauthorized rescue, but an ambitious vice president has other ideas. (ACE, Oct., 352 pp., $24.95)