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At a former mining station, turned hotel, at the frontier of space a group of bored tourists and one new tour guide will be caught up in intergalactic intrigue when the station they are on is attacked and they are the only ones left alive. Now the race is on the not only survive and find help, but possibly find out who committed this brutal attack. That pretty much sums up this new book from Rob Boffard, which is a bit uneven at times and did not need to be as long. It could have worked much better and been tighter and more edge of your seat reading if it was a bit shorter. Each chapter is from the point of view of that character, sometimes getting back story that goes on for a bit and kind of derails the story. And be wary of writing children characters in books, just like in movies, they can get annoying and on everyone’s nerves; especially the readers nerves. The characters are fairly standard for a book of this type, none of them really stand out and the end of the reveal is not too much of a surprise if one has been paying attention.

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Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher Orbit
Publish Date 2018-Jun-05
ISBN 9780316519113 Buy this Book
Issue December 2018
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy


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