"Space opera in the tradition of Star Trek and Star Wars,"
The coalition-Triad war is over and now the former enemies
are allies against the Illithians who want to rule the
universe. Former coalition captain Tasha "Sass" Sebastian
commands the spaceship Vaxxar, second in power to Triad
Admiral Kel-Paten, who is part human and part cyborg. Sass
doesn't know it but Kel-Paten, who isn't supposed to have
any feelings, is in love with her.
Pirate Jace Serafino, a renegade telepath, is beamed aboard
the Vaxxar when his ship is destroyed in a space war. He
is a wanted man in the alliance because he was coerced into
working as an undercover agent for them in their war
against the Illithians but disappeared before he could
deliver anything really useful to them. Jace has let
himself become caught by his enemies because he has
knowledge of a plot by the Illithians to conquer by stealth
what they could not take by force. Now he has to convince
his most deadly enemy the Admiral that he is telling the
truth and he needs Sass's help to do it. Then they must
try to stop the intrigue before they are killed because
both Sass and her admiral are marked for assassination.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE is a space opera in the tradition of
Star Trek and Star Wars, complete with romantic heroes,
dashing rogues, evil aliens and adorable space pets called
furzels. The protagonists of this novel are well drawn and
easily engage reader interest and empathy even as the plot
races at hyperspeed. Linnea Sinclair raises the bar of
excellence in science fiction romance several notches.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 10, 2002