"A fine addition to this action-packed SF series"
As they travel through space, Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil and
her spouse, Perpetua ship Captain Duncan Reever are pleased
over her pregnancy. However, her joy turns to sadness when
she learns her cloned body's immunity system is killing the
baby. She informs her husband she has a miscarriage.
Cherijo knows she can never birth a child with anyone
except perhaps her demented creator Joseph Grey Veil.
While Cherijo recovers, a meteor shower disables the
Perptua beyond repair. Transferring to their other ship
Truman may mean that Cherijo's creator who gave her that
spacecraft may be able to track them via some undetected
device. Soon the duo is forced to go underground to live
among half-breeds. Duncan has no choice but to participate
in the local version of SHOCKBALL even as Cherijo now knows
you can hide, but at some time you must fight especially
when the cause is personal.
SHOCKBALL, the fourth Stardoc tale, is an exhilarating
science fiction space adventure. The zestful story line
stays at warp speed even when introducing new readers to
the lead characters. Cherijo is as fresh as ever as she
undergoes new heartaches while her spouse has his own
problems. Fans of futuristic outer space novels will want
to take off with this tale and the three previous Stardoc
books as all four stories take the audience where they
rarely have been before.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 28, 2001