The Grand Conspiracy – Not my cup of tea.

The Grand Conspiracy (The Last Hunter, #6).
By J.N. Chaney and Terry Mixon.
My rating ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.

Keep your friends close.

After successfully striking back at the alien invaders, Commodore Jack Romanoff and his crew have liberated the cluster capital at Argent. For the first time, it seems like they might be getting their feet back underneath them.

Keep your enemies closer.

When the secretive Poseidon Group—the people behind the conspiracy that threatened the very security of the Confederation—attacks, Jack and his allies must stand back to back against the traitors. Can they unmask the traitors before a knife in the dark leaves them defenseless?

Trust no one.

Unfortunately I suspected that this installment in The Last Hunter series would not be my cup of tea and I was right.

The entire book pretty much pauses the main story and instead introduces this grand conspiracy. There is not a single thread of actual military science fiction in terms of actual military action, space combat or even preparations to take on the real enemy apart from some dialogue about fitting some new weaponry on The Hunter who got shot up again (sigh) in the last book.

Instead it is all about subversive activities, political rubbish, back stabbing, conspiracies and so on and so forth. All of which I do not like in my books.

The only really good part in this book was that this asshat Admiral got dealt with.

I certainly hope that the next book lets Jack go back to kicking alien butt. If I would rate this book entirely based on how much I appreciated it then it would be below three stars. That however would be unfair. It is a well written book. It’s just not my cup of tea. So three stars it is. People not having my aversion to political bullshit and conspiracies will probably like this book better.

One thought on “The Grand Conspiracy – Not my cup of tea.

  1. Isn’t it odd how we rate books on such a sliding scale? I do the exact same thing, so I know where you’re coming from. I wonder if it’s only people who read 100+ books a year who have this kind of thing going on in their book lives 😀

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