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For the crew of the Keiko, their stay at the Grand House casino on New Samara was supposed to be a well-deserved rest. It didn't last.

Captain Ichabod Drift promised that the side trip to the mining planet Uragan would be a quick in and out - a data retrieval job then back to the tables. He was wrong.

When the revolution comes, all you can do is choose a side and hope to get out alive.

©2015 Mike Brooks (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Great fun.... Golden Age chic!" (Stephen Baxter)
"Dark Run is a thrill-ride of non-stop action, wise-crackery and adventure in the vast vaults of outer space. I look forward to revisiting Ichabod Drift and the crew of the Keiko time and again...." (Luke Scull)

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Great series with action, adventure and humour

Thoroughly enjoyed Dark Sky, second book in the space opera series aboard the space ship Keiko. I like dour, conscienceless Ichabod Drift and his well mixed human crew, just about getting by with very dodgy but correspondingly well paid work. Naturally this leads to complications and so far they have made a quite a few enemies around the universe they operate in. Expecting these to turn up again in the future to extract revenge. All the crew have a complicated back story, some previous secrets revealed in the first book Dark Run, more coming out here in Dark Sky, but still much unknown.

It is a pretty grim universe in general, with rather basic terra formed way stations between industrial planets. There are luxuries for the wealthy but everyone else out for what they can get to survive. An overriding harshly authoritarian governing body seems to be in general control, but to be honest I found this far more realistic than a future universe of sweetness and light. Despite this there is good humour among the crew and the crazy situations they land up with.

This was great fun to listen to, read by one of the best possible SFF narrators, Damian Lynch, and his accents for the different nationalities were perfect, and he did full justice to author's well rounded characters . Specially delighted to have a big Maori around for a change. This series has me hooked and looking forward to more. Thanks Mike Brooks, please keep them coming. (less)

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Not as interesting as first book

The first book had the advantage of character development. There was a bit of that in this one but not enough. Additionally not as much of a mystery as the first book. Too straightforward for my tastes.

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Keeps getting better (Firefly fans will like it)

Great follow up to the first book. Flashbacks to the first one are well done,; well balanced. You can read this one with out having read the first and it would be enjoyable. Hope this series keeps going. Can't wait for the crews next adventure.

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