‘Plenty of high-tech action - Trekkies are likely to beam it up off the bookstore shelves’ Publishers Weekly
The Rising is such a good book, I couldn’t put it down when I first read it! While I would like to read more of this series, I haven’t been able to find any more of the series out there in the shops. There is a lot of references to Star Trek in this book (at least I thought so), and a few references to a certain engineer with an accent that gets thicker under pressure. Remind you of anyone? But he doesn’t come along till much later in the book, since the chief engineer is named Peter Raeder and he is NOT a Scot!
The book revolves around the poor unsung heroes of war, the engineers, who put broken things back together so the soldiers can do their part and the antimatter that moves the Commonwealth through space. For lovers of a good mystery, there is also sabotage! Or is there? Are parts being deliberately broken, so the Speeds can’t fly, or kill whoever is flying them, or is it just normal stress from fighting? Are the Speeds breaking down by themselves or do they have help?
Commander Peter Raeder is newly assigned to the Invincible and his job is to keep the Speeds flying, but his second in command is not making it easy for him. Lt. Robbins grounds fighters seemingly on a whim, and she can’t prove at times why. Is she sabotaging the Speeds? Is it a case of good instincts? I wish I could say more, but you will just have to buy the book and find out for yourself.
If you like a good mystery, you will like this book, as will all Star Trek fans.
Title: The Rising