Lanyon, everyone's favorite interplanetary gun-for-hire, is back in three exciting adventures.
Assassinations, kidnapping, and a diabolical plot set off by a former friend. Lanyon will need to be at the top of his game to come out of this alive.
Lanyon responds to a job offer and finds the entire situation is far more complicated than he originally thought. While this is the first story in the series that I’ve read I found it fairly easy to pick up and follow along. Most of the Sci-Fi terminology and inter-planet travel was understandable and I enjoyed the fact what seemed like a simple job quickly turned on it’s head.
It took me a while to really grasp and understand Lanyon’s character. I could accept this, as the book is seventh in the series, but I did find myself (particularly at the start) wishing the author had given a bit more detail and fleshing out of Lanyon’s character and motivations since I didn’t have any of the previous history of the other books to fall back on and simply know or accept some of his actions and desires. After the first few chapters when a number of different plots began to converge the larger picture began to clear for me and I really started to enjoy the story – and Lanyon’s character – a great deal more.
I enjoyed the quick pace of the story, finding that the plot progressed smoothly and it helped the book roll right along. Readers who enjoy a complicated plot with a number of moving parts should find this full length story really fits the bill. With a number of different species and planets all woven together I feel this detailed Sci-Fi world and set of characters should really fit the bill to fans of this genre.
Fast moving and with strong and interesting characters, this is a good and engrossing read. Recommended.
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