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- ASIN : B07MR618KS
- Publication date : December 27, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1598 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 260 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,266 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I like the overall story and the primary characters are interesting. Dalzelle tells a good tale and keeps his characters largely realistic. This particular edition was rife with editing misses. Misused and double words abound. Good but not great. I think I'll finally dive into "Omega Force" before I tackle the next book. I will definitely be reading both.
The story could have been a lot more subtle, and it would probably have been better for more subtlety, but I am not sure the author is capable of doing so. I would have given it another star if it had a little more plausibility on the intelligence side of things. It read more like a seek and destroy mission than an intelligence operation at times.
Even so it was mostly a fun read, if not a real long one.
If you've read the Omega Force series, you're aware that Jason Burke fathered a son at the end of Savage Homecoming. You're also aware that because of the political situation surrounding Jason's twice saving his home world from alien annihilation, he never had a relationship with his son, except by proxy through a Navy commander and a CIA spy.
This is that son's story.
Jacob Brown is introduced to us as senior cadet at the prestigious Terranovus Academy, where officers for Earth's fledgling space navy are made. He's got a chip on his shoulder the size of the Empire State building, and for good reason. His father, considered Earth's greatest traitor, knocked up his mother and never even had the decency to send a birthday card. What's more, Jacob has been both blessed and cursed with some of his father's attributes: superhuman speed and strength, and a white-hot temper that's landed him in trouble often during his academy training.
Then one day, Jacob is essentially shanghaid into the Marine Corps. His new CO is a man who knows his father; his immediate supervisor owes Jason Burke his life. What follows is Jacob's tale along two tracks. He not only has to take operational control of a covert mission gone sideways, he must also try and come to grips with the fact that his father is anything but a traitor. Along the way, he'll need to ferret out a real traitor, match wits with some of the galaxy's most talented spies, solve a murder and rescue his covert team. Oh, and he'll also need to keep his wits about him because he'll find himself face-to-face with the most talented and ruthless mobster in the quadrant.
If it sounds like there's action aplenty, that's because there is. There's also a good dose of humor , plenty of suspense and some reflective parts. In short, this is an absolute page turner.
By the way, if you're unfamiliar with the Omega Force characters, fear not. This book functions as a stand-alone just fine, with enough explanation of OF details that you won't feel lost.
Always on lookout for authors whose works are appealing to me I'd ran across Omega Force and Joshua right off advanced to the top of my Sciefi writers list and this latest book definitely cements him there.
Joshua's reference to McCoy in w.e.b. Griffin's "Corps" sure helped my understanding of the parallel in writing style, and I'm looking forward to a continuation of both series by Joshua, which will no doubt get top rating by me for every individual book.
Every action plot twist was fairly predictable. The things that weren't predictable were only that way because the readers were kept completely in the dark about it. Characters seemed to know certain facts or details seemingly by magic, which only created more confusion.
The main character should have died on multiple occasions, but had plot armor so thick that it felt like the universe itself was trying to keep him alive. For example, someone shoots him once in the back, grazes him in the head, and then tells him not to move, and holds him hostage at gunpoint?
Why would you attempt to kill someone, just to stop so abruptly for absolutely no reason?
Answer: Plot Armor.
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(other recommendations are C Gockel and Marko Kloos and of course the excellent Cixin Liu)
The books by this author are written in a way that the science fiction seems realistic and they so easy to read to a point where you lose track of time reading them.