Galactic Cold War Trilogy, Book Two
I love this series. I ADORED this book, which has a “Total Recall” slant to it. I love Bachar’s multi-ethnic universe, which reminds me of “Firefly.” Her characters are strong and weak, beautiful and damaged. They have troubled pasts but have retained their humanity and work together. Just a ton of fun. Made me laugh, hooked my curiosity, and touched my heart.
As the Galactic Cold War continues, the threat of a new Soviet weapon unveils an even darker danger
No home, no family and only faded memories of the life she lost. After the rebellion destroyed New Hong Kong and left Jiang Chen with a brain injury, she found a new place to belong aboard the Mombasa as its pilot. But after discovering she poses a danger to ship and crew, Jiang leaves, not wanting to risk causing them more harm.
Security chief Ryder Kalani blames himself for the mission failures plaguing the Mombasa—his sole duty is to protect his crew. Having lost his right arm in the rebellion and now fit with a prosthetic, he’s unsure whether he’s still the capable fighter he once was. The only thing he knows for certain is that Lieutenant Jiang Chen needs his help.
Jiang doesn’t trust herself anymore, but Ryder does. They’re on the hunt for the Soviets’ new weapon, and Jiang’s forgotten past could lead them straight to it. Ryder just needs to get Jiang to trust in herself—and in him—before the weapon deploys.