Despite a bit obvious and cliche parts in the beginning, the book gets better as you listen to it. It gives you some back story about main charact..Show More »ers and helps you understand some of their motives.
It's getting more interesting as the book progress!!
Jon's work and life are similar to a complex chess game, you always have to count many moves ahead. For some time now Jon tried to keep it simple, som..Show More »ething he can count through and through without any difficulty, but apparently this time he miscalculated.
He finds out that part of his past is much closer than he thought
He finally understands that promising research are never discarded for long for any reason
And he should ask Lobo for advice about women. :-))
PS I hope you already guessed that Lobo is not just ordinary PCAV (Predator Class Attack Vehicle)
Old acquaintance comes to ask for help, and this person knows what buttons to push,.so Jon & Lobo have no other choice but to help.
The curr..Show More »ent case story line is mixed with flashbacks about Jon's childhood, about the time his mental condition was fixed and his sister was taken away, the time he was dumped to a government facility and made into a person he is now.
Sci-fi, music, and yeah, love -- jump in anywhere.
The previous book in this series, 2010???s Children No More, was my entry point, and right away I was very taken both by the dark, scarred history of ..Show More »Jon (a genetically enhanced super-soldier), his relationship with Lobo (a sentient spaceship), and the world of mysterious jump gates, as well as Stechschulte???s narration ??? particularly his incredibly deep voice for the artificial voice of Lobo. When we left things off in Children No More, Jon and Lobo had been involved in fighting for the freedom, safety, and rehabilitation of child soldiers on an outpost planet. Here, the two answer a message from a lover in Jon???s past, and head to one of the power centers of human civilization. Jon must continue to hide his past and his powers ??? even from Lobo ??? but after discovering that his sister, Jenny, may still be alive, heads very much into the open (though undercover) via a wonderfully inventive scheme, falling in love again along the way. This is a science fiction book with plenty of high concepts and action (though again it???s primarily close quarters rather than massive ship-to-ship space battles) as well as well-done music fiction, and! also two honest to goodness, well done love stories. (And a third when you count, as you should, the familial love which drives Jon???s search for his sister.) It???s a book with a lot of heart, and Stechschulte???s gravelly, teeth-gritting lines bring it wonderfully to life. Both of the books I've read in the series can be read standalone, so: jump in anywhere.