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Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with enough greed and ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived from one thing: metatech, the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light.The more I reread this synopsis, the more I hunger for this book. At first I only paid attention because of the weird cover and the author. I really enjoyed Mindee Arnett's Nightmare Affair book, so while I wasn't sure about her switch from paranormal to sci-fi, I was intrigued.
Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage mercenaries have survived in this world by stealing unsecured metatech, and they're damn good at it. Jeth doesn't care about the politics or the law; all he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his parents' ship, Avalon, from his crime-boss employer and getting himself and his sister, Lizzie, the heck out of Dodge. But when Jeth finds himself in possession of information that both the crime bosses and the government are willing to kill for, he is going to have to ask himself how far he'll go to get the freedom he's wanted for so long.
But guys, this is SCI-FI, legit outer space SCIENCE FICTION. Even better, it's sci-fi in space with mercenaries. I love mercenaries! *cuddles Han Solo* Also, it appears crime lords are involved, which can only be a good thing. I even approve of the name Jeth.
O Avalon, why are you not in my hands?
Are you looking forward to this book? Why or why not? And what book are you wishing for this Wednesday?