Copyright dated 2017, new release. This is a science fiction novel that I truly enjoyed. It focused less on the world the characters were in and more on the action and characters themselves.
The story begins with an undeclared field officer, Elliott Goodkind, working on Mars. He works for the United States National Intelligence Directorate (NID) undercover in the Martian People’s Collective Republic (MPCR). At present, he’s in a meeting and it’s not going well. The only way out is to pretend like the others are at fault and leave the meeting; escape isn’t an option. As a field officer, he’s lucky to have lasted as long as he had, but he knew the clock was ticking.
At this point, the story shifts to an Outrider team lead by Lincoln Suh. His team of five has just rescued an important VIP and is on the way home, while taking fire. Upon successful completion of the mission, the team has a new assignment. A ship called Sungrazer has disappeared. The ship is unmanned and operated by artificial intelligence and carries an arsenal that could destroy a planet. Someone has hijacked it and the team must find out who before the ship is ordered to destroy. The team meets up with Elliott to help them solve the mystery before it’s too late.
I could hardly put this book down. If you like action adventure novels with a touch of scifi added like I do, I think you’ll enjoy this book. I’ll be looking for more books by this author. A definite yes!