"Enthralling Space Opera"
Chasidah 'Chaz' Bergren was continuing family military
tradition as a dedicated captain of an interstellar patrol
ship. For unknown reasons, she was framed and court-
martialed; sentenced to life imprisonment on Moabar, the
worst prison planet in the universe.
It is a shocking surprise when Gabriel "Sully" Sullivan, an
intergalactic pirate who is supposedly dead, comes to her
rescue. Sully needs her help uncovering a deadly plot
involving high council members of the empire. She has
little choice but to trust this mercenary she tangled with
over the years. Their survival skills and determination
are put to the test as they discover the suspected threat
is real. On a more personal level, Chaz's trust and
growing affection is tested time and time again as one-by-
one she learns of Gabriel's frightening secrets.
I was so enthralled reading this book the first time, I did
not take time to do anything but immerse myself in the
story. The second reading allowed me to pick up the subtle
weaving of events that built GABRIEL'S GHOST into a
memorable story. Everything has been woven together in a
complex but easily followed plot. Sully is an intriguing
mix of authority and insecurity that grabs your heart.
Chaz is sassy and pragmatic but never loses her feminine
Sully's friend Ren, Chaz's ex-husband Philip and her
brother Thad may be secondary characters, but they are not
secondary in this quest. Although the story comes to a
fulfilling conclusion, the quest for justice is not
complete. Sully, Chaz and the crew are wonderful
characters, whom I am impatiently waiting to see in the
promised sequel, CHASIDAH'S CHOICE.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted July 12, 2002