"A fine addition to this mini-series"
In 2176, Cai works for the United Colonies of Earth Army
Special Forces and has since her parents vanishedwhen she
was a teen. She works from an office while her field
partner Captain Jake Tucker carries out the mission. They
communicate through telepathy using nanoprobes in the
brain. The pair has never met and Jake assumes his cohort
is a computer.
However, Jake's notion of his teammate changes when Cai
comes out of the "shadows", enters a bar and uses telepathy
to prove she knows him "intimately". She pleads with him to
take her along on his next assignment, the capture of
Banzai Maguire because Cai feels the legendary woman can
provide her insight into what happened to her parents. Jake
wants to refuse because he fears taking a "civilian" into a
scenario, but reluctantly agrees. As they work together in
person for the first time, both feel the fire between them,
but the objective remains the capture of the legend Banzai
before pursuing that attraction.
The fourth entry in the futuristic romantic science fiction
thriller is a terrific entry as nano-technologies are
introduced that seem genuine. They pump up the authenticity
of the exciting story line. Cai is a fabulous protagonist
and Jake is a strong soldier; this duo manages to take
their cyber-distant partnership into a blood and guts
teaming on two levels: personal and professional. The chase
for the woman who started the miniseries Banzai adds a
continuity so that fans obtain a winner that can stand
alone or enhance the late twenty- first run.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted November 21, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 26, 2006