Hmm, cover has long hair. Story has short hair.,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Star Raiders (Taschenbuch)Greyson Dane is an interstellar lawman. Ten years ago he had gone undercover to capture Stewart Kedar, a smuggler accused of much worse. To accomplish this, Greyson had gotten close to Kedar's innocent daughter, Shyanne. He meant to use seduction, but never meant to fall in love. Still, Greyson betrayed Shy and imprisoned her father.
Simon Dempster had been Stewart Kedar's right-hand man. For over twenty years he has been obsessed with possessing Shy. Dempster has recently set Shy up as the one responsible for attacks on C.O.I.L. (Consortium of Intelligent Life) ships. Greyson is one of only a few who believe Shy innocent of the charges. Unless Greyson can prove Dempster's guilt and capture him within one month, C.O.I.L. will exterminate all sentient life on Earth and all outer worlds. To succeed, Greyson needs Shy's help. Shyanne may have been young and innocent ten years ago, but now she is a smuggler - at the very least. Shy has contacts throughout the outer worlds, access to places and information no agent could ever hope to have. Greyson must, once again, manage to gain Shyanne's trust and then betray her.
Shyanne learned her lesson the first time. There is no way she will allow herself to trust Greyson, much less let him ever learn that he had left her pregnant so long ago. But should C.O.I.L. make good on their threat to wipe out humanity, the planet her son resides on would be among them.
**** FOUR STARS! This romp through space has several twists, turns, and surprises. Whenever I came to believe that I understood everything, the author either tossed a bit of debris or a huge meteor in my path, causing things to spin out of control. Shyanne's crewmates are fascinating. I especially hope to see more of Silky, a hundred pound cat. The intelligent and telepathic feline has an ever-present entourage of feline guards she seems to be leader of. Silky is much more than she seems. THAT character deserves to be in more than a single story! So do a few of the other crewmates.
Though women are the target audience, I believe many men would enjoy it too. Packed with action, suspense, and romance, this story is out of this world. (No pun intended.) ****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.