"Excellent space opera"
She spent eight years of her life in the Alliance Marines
but mustered out when she refused to sleep with her
commanding officer. Now Major (Ret) M'Chel Riss is just
trying to survive when she's approached by Friedrich Van
Baldur, the owner of the fledging mercenary outfit STAR
RISK, LTD. He offers her a contract, which she immediately
accepts. Jasmine King, a woman who may or may not be a
robot hires on with the new outfit as well as the alien
Grok who invests his life savings in the company.
Now all they need is a job. Somebody is trying to sabotage
the Transkootenay mining company hired by the Foley System
Government. Not wanting to lose the contract, the company
is ready to hire outside security and Star Risk ensures
they are going to obtain the job when they break out of a
death row prison the brother of the manager of
Transkootenay Mining. Now all they have to do is figure
out who the enemy is and try to stop them.
The protagonists of STAR RISK, LTD are a charming bunch of
rogues who obey no laws but their own. Their sense of
ethics and self-preservation makes them easy to like and
the audience will find their antics very entertaining.
Chris Bunch known for his excellent military science
fiction creates a space opera that is an exciting read.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 20, 2002