"Superb military science fiction romance"
United Airlines Flight 58 is making its normal run from
Honolulu to San Francisco when the plane's blip suddenly
vanishes from the traffic control radar system. The
follow-up search proves worthless since no wreckage,
bodies are found. The government concludes that the
Pacific swallowed up the entire crashed jet. The family of
flight crew First Officer Jordan Cady mourns their loss
except for her daughter Boo who believes her mother still
lives somewhere in air.
The Alliance starship "Savior" patrols their territory
perimeter on alert for Talagar invaders.
Savior "swallowed" the 747, but not before a global
catastrophe occurred. The starship commander dispatches
his adopted son, Kào Vantaar-Morey, to meet with the
plane's survivors. The commander hopes that interfacing
with the frightened earthlings will lift Kào spirits from
being a Talagar POW for two years and having suffered the
worst defeat in the Alliance's war with the Talagar
Empire. Though she feels he abducted her and he believes
they rescued her, Kào and Jordan begin to fall in love.
However, neither knows the truth that will soon test their
loyalties to their respective people.
CONTACT is a superb military science fiction romance loaded
with action that will persuade the reader that a real
interstellar war is ongoing. Talk about star-crossed
romances, the attraction between the vulnerable lead duet
is smoothly facilitated though his demons and her mourning
for Boo should have hindered their love from growing.
Still Ms. Grant provides a strong tale that cross genre
fans will rank as a star fleet commander.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 4, 2002