"Fantastic space opera"
The Langsarik fleet was powerful, trustworthy, and
cemented in their loyalty to one another, making it very
difficult for the Judiciary to hunt them down. The
Langsarik were pirates whose own home planet refused to
recognize them so eventually their leader, Walton Agnes
negotiated with Garol Vogel to seek decent terms of
The five thousands members of the Langsarik fleet were
put on probation and forced to live on land in Port Charid,
a space port dominated by the Dolgrukij Combine. After a
certain amount of years they would be allowed into space
once again as law abiding citizens of the Judiciary.
However there is an element on Port Charid who hate the
Langsarik and is willing to stage bloody raids on other
ports to get the Langsark's probation revoked. It is up to
Vogel, who has put together a last ditch desperate plan, to
see that justice is carried out.
ANGEL OF DESTRUCTION is space opera of the first
caliber. The tale is fast paced, with plenty of action and
adventure and the various sub-plots add depth to a very
complex story line. The characters are three-dimensional
so that the readers can truly understand them and their
motivations even if they don't approve all their actions.
Susan R. Matthews is a fine storyteller who is not afraid
to meet social issues heads on.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 13, 2001