"an intense, suspenseful futuristic romance"
In Zurin Five Penitentiary on a frozen planet in the
Andromeda Galaxy, prison guard, Rhonda Alendresis notices
that the civilian population has disappeared. Meanwhile, a
bad tremor has caused the nuclear reactor to fail, and
Rhonda and Captain Cole Riggeur must go deep within the
prison to manually fix it. It becomes evident that the
civilian population abandoned the guards and the prisoners,
because the planet is in its finally death throes. The
company, which mines the planet and runs the penitentiary
had mined the planet, with no concern for its ecology.
Rhonda and Cole are in even more danger, because the many
tremors have caused much damage to the prison and most of
the prisoners are free. Will Rhonda and Cole survive the
nuclear meltdown, the escaped prisoners, and the dying
LOCKDOWN is an exciting, action-packed futuristic romance
with an intense, suspenseful plot. I was on the edge of my
seat from the very beginning of LOCKDOWN and the intensity
didn't let up until the very end. The action reminded me of
an INDIANA JONES movie and the romance was equally intense.
Rhonda is an artistic person, who sees the gray in life.
While Cole is a by-the-book person, who sees only black and
white. It is interesting to watch them work together and
grow to love one another. Ms. Schartz has created a great
futuristic romance; I highly recommend it.
Reviewed February 11, 2006
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted January 1, 2007
The year is 3033, on a mining planet, and in the bowels of the underground penitentiary, something has gone terribly wrong. The personnel extracting the priceless drug called Styx has vanished, and Rhonda must go down to effect repairs with Captain Perfect himself, Cole Riggeur, who never trusted a woman in his life. When they discover bloodshed and loose prisoners, can they trust each other to survive?