"A space adventure you don't want to miss..."
Andor is a planet known for its great military might and
Bryce "Hawk" Saxon is one of its best officers. He was
found covered in blood next to a woman who had his knife
in her chest. Upon awakening, he was immediately arrested
by the Andoran military but Redmon, Hawk's superior, helps
him escape but asks him to do 'favors' in return. Hawk is
now a fugitive and becomes a space pirate who is notorious
throughout the known worlds.
Redmon sends Hawk to pose as the chief security officer of
SEA Lab on the planet Neptus. SEA lab is a tri-planet
project with each planet seeking something different.
Estra seeks a cure for the Genesis Disorder, a disease
which makes those infected loose their mental
capabilities. Spectra seeks lost religious artifacts and
Andor seeks a new source of food. Someone on SEA Lab is
stealing research and artifacts and Hawk is to uncover the
Meanwhile on Estra, the Genesis Disorder is threatening
the entire planet and the Delphin researcher who was
supposed to go to SEA Lab has contracted the disorder.
Kylie Berle, whose parents were recently diagnosed with
the disorder, is sent as a replacement. She is assigned as
a spy to uncover the thief as well as a
researcher. As the daughter of scientists, Kylie is
being an outcast in society. Because the scientists of
Estra have experimented on themselves, their children are
usually abnormal and fortunately, Kylie's only abnormality
seems to be psychic power, which she uses to communicate
with the Delphin. Delphins are a breed of sea creature,
that resulted when dolphins from earth were
bred with a sea creature native to Neptus.
When Hawk and Kylie meet, there is an immediate attraction
between them but both fight it because they think that
they are outcasts and unable to have a long-term
relationship. Will Hawk and Kylie be able to keep the
cure for the Genesis disorder away from the thief and
overcome the many obstacles in their path to being
HAWK'S REDEMPTION was an enjoyable science fiction romance
with great action and adventure and interesting worlds and
creatures. Hawk and Kylie's adventure takes them to other
worlds where they are forced to overcome great hardships.
I really enjoy space adventures and HAWK'S REDEMPTION was
a great thrill ride. Even though Ms. Garnsey took Hawk
and Kylie on many adventures, she showed their inner
struggles and emotions and I enjoyed watching their
relationship grow and mature. I only have one small
quibble with Kylie's character; toward the end of the book
she jumped to
conclusions about Hawk and didn't allow him to explain.
she soon saw the error of her ways and gave him the
benefit of the doubt, Overall HAWK'S REDEMPTION was a
great science fiction romance, and I look forward to
reading more of Ms. Garnsey's books.
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted April 1, 2004