Adam Cain is an Alien with an Attitude…
His Adventures Continue.
When Adam and Riyad journey to the planet Visidor to help free their alien friends Kaylor and Jym from vindictive local law enforcement, they thought all it would take would be wowing the locals with their celebrity. After all, they’d just saved the galaxy from the evil Sol-Kor menace. Unfortunately, not everyone is as impressed with the creatures from Earth as expected.
Now begins a wild adventure involving the most-powerful galactic corporations to ever exist—stronger than any so-called empire—along with hordes of angry drug-runners and more, all in a desperate race to discover a secret that will alter the balance of power throughout the Milky Way galaxy—forever.
And add to this a belligerent Juirean military determined to start another war with the Humans, a war that will be far more destructive than any that’s come before.
Seldom are things as simple or as obvious as they appear, and the mysterious Copernicus Smith is a perfect example of this. His secret—his deception—will determine the fate of thousands of worlds, including Earth.
This is quite a short book with just above 200 pages which is a bit disappointing. In my opinion the author could easily have merged this book and the next one (which I have already read) Scorched Earth since they are really part of the same story arc in The Human Chronicles universe. Those of you who has already read any of the books in this book series know what you should expect and this book is no exception. A pretty lightweight, quick but action filled and entertaining read.
As usual the story flows rather rapidly and alien clobbering, surprise reversals with some entertaining albeit not very profound dialogue between the main characters in between. Cain always has a plan. It is just that he makes it up along the way and it usually involves killing a few (or a lot of) aliens or blow something up…usually both.
It is an easy to read book and ideal, for me at least, for when feeling a bit tired to really concentrate on a deep and complicated story. I guess this might put a few people off but I also guess that there is enough people out there that feels the same since this is now the 15th instalment in the series.
My main gripe is that it is really short and feels mostly like a build up for the story in the next instalment which is twice the size by the way.