"Take a trip via hyper drive..."
In another world, criminals are given the choice -- go
the harsh prison world of Moabar or death. Most chose
death. Captain Chasidah Bergren (Chaz) wasn't given the
choice. Fighting for her very life she was surprised when
an old rival, thought to be dead, boldly rescues her and
offers freedom from Moabar in exchange for the personal
knowledge she has of the space station she grew up on.
Smuggler Gabriel Ross Sullivan (Sully) is trying to stop
illegal operation that is killing innocent people and could
start a war. While the two had come close to becoming
lovers, they had always been on opposite sides of the law.
With Sully's supposed death and Chaz getting wrongfully
accused of a crime she didn't commit, the two are working
together to stop something greater than they could even
comprehend and with their past history, thus it is natural
that love should flair between the two. However Chaz must
trust Sully when allies become enemies and enemies become
strong allies. Even with the turmoil that she finds herself
in, some secrets that Sully hides will come at high prices,
and Chaz must trust in the man she is coming to love as she
faces everything she fears the most.
AWESOME book! The only thing I had a hard time adjusting
too was the fact that the book is written in first person
meaning you only know Chaz's thoughts, as it is really her
story. However, while everything is falling to pieces in
her life, you get to find out why the story is in first
person, and WOW! Awesome, awesome book. I really liked both
our hero and heroine. Even though Chaz has been betrayed by
her government that imprisoned her, she isn't a programmed
robot and has a sense of humor. Sully is a hero that while
seeming to border on having a mild case of schizophrenia
(you get to find out why as well) is a very caring
individual, and such a remarkable man. His constant
companion, a blind Stolorth named Ren -- who is only one of
the fears that Chaz must overcome, is a very interesting
humanoid worthy of his own story!
GABRIEL'S GHOST has every thing you could want in a
whether its fantasy, science fiction or romance. The book
takes off almost at the beginning, and Ms Baker has a
wonderful writing ability for misdirection. I am really
looking forward to reading more of her books. So take a
trip via hyper drive, travel the galaxy and be ready for a
novel like no other, as GABRIEL'S GHOST will amaze you too!
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted March 31, 2004
Imperial patrolship captain Chasidah Bergren has more
trouble than she needs. Stripped of command in a sham court-
martial and sent to the harsh prison world of Moabar, her
life can't possibly get any worse.
Until she's rescued by smuggler Gabriel Ross Sullivan, her
former nemesis and almost lover. A dead man with a mission.
He offers her freedom in exchange for her help in stopping
an illegal genetics experiment that's already claimed far
too many lives. And could place the Empire on the brink of
But Chaz doesn't know that Sully's a ghost with a deadly,
dark secret. A secret she was trained to hate and fear; one
she may have to risk her life and her heart to protect.