"Amazing writer scores again!"
Five books in the 2176 series, four writers, and each
bringing their own distinctive style! Patti 0'Shea
absolutely blew me away with her debut novel Ravyn's
Flight. I mean that book was so absolutely amazing! I have
been waiting to see her next work. She did not disappoint
me! Added to the task of trying to measure up to the
knockout first book, she had to work within a "bible", a
series of books set up where they have to stay within
certain perimeters. So it was with anticipation - but a
dram of trepidation - as I waited for this book. O'Shea
delivers. Oh, does she deliver! All four ladies make this
series from start to finish top drawer, quality rarely seen
in "bible" set ups.
Cai Randolph is part of a Quandem Team. To say this gal
is "plugged-in" to the computer is an understatement! She's
been implanted with technology that lets her access and
communicate with computers 24/7. She then relays this
information to her "recep", a leader of a Special Ops team.
Captain Jake Tucker is Cai's recap. He's in charge of
leading an elite force and is used to getting information
from Cai -- but thinks she's like Hal in 2001 - a computer.
Cai keeps the team up-to-date. Jake is used to Cai feeding
them data, sending them where they need to go. But he has
no idea Cai is a real woman.
Several years ago, Cai's parents disappeared and were
presumed dead. Cai has persisted in the belief they were
not killed but kidnapped. When she has the information she
is looking for, where they might be, she sets up Jake and
his team to move into the area, determined to go along with
them. The operation is supposedly to track down and capture
Bree Macguire and her lover Commander Armstrong, but Cai
could care less. She is after her parents and sees the
insertion of the team as her chance.
Jake has to adjust his mindset when he is confronted with
the very much in the flesh Cai. At first, he refuses to
believe her, but she proves to him by sharing the intimate
knowledge she possesses about him through the mind link.
Jake does not like the idea of Cai being human instead of
machine nor does he like the idea of taking her on the
mission, but Cai is determined. As they work together,
their connection only serves to increase their attraction
to each other.
O'Shea's characters leap off the pages, they sizzle. As
with Ravyn's Flight, O'Shea delivers strong male and female
leads, remembers the romance, yet delivers one spellbinding
tale of adventure.
Just top of the line futuristic/adventure writing, leaving
you wanting more from this very talented writer.
Posted November 29, 2004
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted November 22, 2006