"A book I can enthusiastically recommend!"
Although frustrating, Torrie accepts that having to
constantly prove her abilities is part of being 'baby
sister'. This cargo run was to prove to her brothers that
she was able to captain a ship in her family's shipping
business and she was not going to let some computer glitch
or a pirate hijacking get her stuck in a desk job.
Qaade was leader of the Ghost Riders, the most elusive
groups of Dead Zone pirates. He was also the secret leader
of Slipstream, a slave rescue network. Qaade allowed the
plucky captain to keep her ship, but now he has gambled his
precious hijacked medical supplies to rescue her from
slavery. He doesn't expect Torrie to appreciate his rescue,
particularly as he demands she help recapture the cargo.
Torrie and Qaade are drawn together in love and into
dangers that will test that love as the slave master plays
his game of revenge. Torrie's heart aches as she assists
the rescued slaves - how can she leave such important work
and return to her life? How can she leave this pirate who
seems to have captured her heart as well as her cargo?
In this fourth "Un...ed" story, Ms. Barry has again
delivered a fresh tale of intergalactic proportions and
heart-touching entertainment. We enjoyed meeting Torrie
briefly in UNLEASHED when she came to her brother's rescue.
InterGlax's mix of law enforcement and corruption was also
presented, but knowing past events was not necessary for
reading and enjoying UNMASKED.
Ms. Barry's remarkable characters (I love Nod) and those
special touches of humor combine to guarantee a book that
you will not want to put down until the very end. UNMASKED
has a thought provoking sensation of history (pirates of
the Caribbean and slavery) situated in fantasy (star
worlds) and skillfully presented using lively dialogue and
various emotional conflicts caused by family,
responsibility, trust and love. This is a book I can
enthusiastically recommend to those who love entertaining
fiction. sci-fi, futuristic or romance books.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted November 5, 2006