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A fast-paced book to start another outstanding new series!
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2020
On the human side: a crafty, but dishonored, war veteran Captain, a smart young engineer, a tiny squad of Marines and a crew of miners in a small, old warship, operating an asteroid mining operation in the far reaches of nowhere. When they excavate a strange rectangular box, it draws the arrival of a large force of a hostile race, and a strange alien who appears eager to incite a war of annihilation over the object, which turns out to be a weapon to accomplish just that. A battle ensues in which our creative Captain and his resourceful engineer strive to create their own luck to survive against overwhelming odds without hope of timely outside help. The action is fast and furious, which kept me riveted to the book, not wanting to put it down. The story is well-written and easy to follow, providing the escape and entertainment I look for in a book. I am eager to read the next book in the series.