Command Authority (The Last Hunter, #5).
By J.N. Chaney and Terry Mixon.
My rating ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.
Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat.
Commodore Jack Romanoff and his ragtag crew have repaired their ancient battleship, scattered
their adversaries at New Copenhagen, and discovered what was really behind the invasion. Now
they must make the enemy bleed and start liberating the cluster.
Betrayal from the shadows.
When unexpected foes strike, Jack must fight to keep his ship and crew united and alive. If he
fails, someone that should have had his back will stick a knife into it, and the aliens will enslave
or exterminate them all.
Honor or victory? Can he have both, or will darkness claim them all?
Most of this book is actually quite good. However, this is nevertheless the first 3 out of 5 star book in this series. The others have all been 4 out of 5 stars.
Why is this? Well, those of you who has read other reviews from me knows that I absolutely despise bullshit politics in my reading and this book unfortunately goes down the drain of bullshit politics towards the end. The authors introducing some desk jockey Admiral caring more about uniform code than fighting a war and with illusions of grandeur just pissed me off. Not only that but this book really sets up the next book to be all about political bullshit. Now the latter is of course an assumption on my part but it still left me with a not so happy feeling at the end of the book.
The first parts of the book is quite good though. I like the main protagonist. The book is well written and there is a fair amount of military action. His ragtag fleet, not to mention his battleship which gets shot up in every single book, is still hanging buy with guts and a shitload of duck tape. The latter which is a bit annoying. I was hoping that they would get the battleship fully fixed up and some of the other mothballed ships back in action as well by now. It is the fifth book after all.
Anyway, I guess we will have to see where it goes. It is still a quite read worthy series.