Two years after the un-hatching of Callayan President Neiland’s plot to make the capital city of Tanusha the center of the Federation, Callay is under siege. So begins the third installment of this gripping trilogy from an exciting new sci-fi author.
A powerful faction of conservative Fleet captains has surrounded Callay, at Earth’s behest, and is threatening a blockade - or worse. A fearful Earth does not wish to lose direct control of its precious war machine, and there are fears of civil war. All that Callay has to oppose the warships of the Fleet is the Callayan Defense Force (CDF) - a newly formed group of raw recruits led by a politically hamstrung general. However, the CDF is largely trained and organized by Major Vanessa Rice and her best friend, Callay’s combat-android, Commander Cassandra Kresnov. But when Cassandra’s lover, Special Agent Ari Ruben, discovers a plot to kill her using a killswitch, which her old masters in the League built into her brainstem, Sandy is forced to go underground to stay alive.
Joel Shepherd is the author of Crossover and Breakaway, the two previous novels in the Cassandra Kresnov series. Born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1974, he was raised in Perth in Western Australia. He studied film and television at Curtin University but realized that what he really wanted to do was write stories. His first manuscript was short-listed for the George Turner Prize in 1998, and Crossover was short-listed in 1999. Visit Joel Shepherd's website at www.joelshepherd.com.
©2007 Joel Shepherd (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...
The story has great depth of writing and lost of action. The writing reflects a lot of background gained from the authors time living in India and other southeast Asian nations. The author hails from Australia were he lives now. When younger that author won a few awards for this very series. There is a lot more depth to this series than the Mich Rap, Gray Man, or other like series's ( I have listened to them all).
Dina the narrator does a great job as usual. She is one of my favorites.
According to the author the next books in the series are supposed to be out in September 2013. However, there is no timeline for the audio-books.
I greatly prefer this series to Tom Clancy's current works which have began to show too much political bias.
Yes, It holds your attention and has a plausible storyline
The other Cassandra Kresnov novels
The assault on the orbital station
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