Kris Longknife is back in the good graces of the brass - and to demonstrate that, they've promoted her to Admiral. Now her mission is to find the home base of the space pirates who are plaguing the fringes of the galaxy.
But no mission is ever simple when your name is Longknife. And this time the complications range from the military to the personal, as Kris finds herself - reluctantly - having to make some command decisions about her future....
©2013 Mike Moscoe (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Overall a very good addition to the Kris Longknife saga, although the story periodically switches between something that feels like a Harlequin romance and something else that feels like a battle from Master and Commander. On the one hand, Kris and Jack finally get married and Mike Shepherd provides a fairly graphic description of their "honeymoon activities". Based on that alone, this story is decidedly not PG. On the other hand, the battles, particularly the last one, are exciting (in a much different way) but are described in a similar level of "high" detail. The story has some interesting and colorful cross references to events from the Jump Universe series although it is not at all necessary to have read that series for context It also has a satisfying ending while leaving strong hints about the next book.
Well, I won't spoil the suspense. There may be a wedding or maybe not. What is interesting is seeing Kris going through what all spouses (or perhaps not) experience when a loved one goes off to battle. I'm not sure this book should be read without reading earlier ones in the series. Actually, I am sure. Read earlier ones first. If you have, this one is well worth the credit..
IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...
I have now listened to the whole series. I love it... I think this is another series I will listen to more than once.
If you like space battles salted by political intrigue you will like this series.
Most of the series does not have even a mention of sex. This one has some sex scenes but nothing really hardcore..
Fun, bit different, good new characters
Pretty much all MS books in the series
I like all the long knifes and a new character we meet in this book.
I find this a good series MS always writes a good book and this universe is always on par. i have yet to read or listen to one of his books i don't like. he has finally gotten away from the tag line of those d*mn longkifes, it gets real old. so i was happy to only hear it once or twice in this book. And seems that Kris gets off on here own allot more in this book.
While i own all the Longknife sagas and found this one less than the other ten doesn't mean i won't get the next one out.
I cannot wait for the next book so bring it on
Dina gives a good performance for all her characters while i do love her performance of Abby
yes write a review
The Love scenes were something I would expect from a pre-teen. Too much focus on the sexual relationship and poorly written. Please leave the sex out of your writings, your stories are more enjoyable that way.
The story stands on it's own, solid foundation and action scenes
No, but she always does a bang up job in the Kris Longkife series
Cut out the sex scenes, yes I would.
Say something about yourself!
I have enjoyed all of Mike Shepherd other books but this one misses the mark. It was really hard to listen to..... the story and plot are were way below my expectations and I don't know how comfortable I feel about trying to continue the series. There is a little bit of a love story but it hurts it more than helps. I don't know what to do with this book!!
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