Bountiful, the gangster planet, is reformed and rapidly emerging as a valued member of the colonies, Elise finds herself there looking for Russ - in the last place anyone saw him. While she searches for her co-pilot, the man she loves, she stumbles upon deceit and planetary intrigue that could throw Bountiful back into chaos. Elise is forced to ask herself, how the mysterious Daniel Smith orchestrate the reformation of Bountiful so quickly? Who is this man with no background, credited with singlehandedly transforming Bountiful from shunned to respected. Did he act alone? Does he have a conniving benefactor with a diabolical personal motive? But, who is out to best whom. Will Callin win a respectable world she can manipulate for her own purposes? Will Daniel Smith push her out of the picture and take the planet for his own? Finding the solutions to all these puzzles will send Elise and her friend all the way back to Earth itself.
I'm having a hard time listening to this particular version of Tyranny's Alliance. Andrea Bates should stick to reading dry educational books. She sounds like a school girl trying to imitate a male voice. Her narration is so freaking distracting that I keep losing track of the story line. She simply does not do Wilkins/Draude justice. Please, please, please, redo this book with Stephanie Brush.