David Powell has been in love with Carol Hansen since his first day at Fleet University.Carol loves David, too. She just hasn't figured it out yet. Tragic circumstances have separated them, and while David is working his way back to the Fleet, Carol is visiting the Inori home planet on her first cruise aboard Liberty.
UNDER ATTACK ABOVE INOR. ENEMY UNKNOWN. PROGNOSIS GRIM.
That message was all Liberty's captain could send back to Fleet headquarters. Outnumbered six to one, a third of his crew in the city below, his heroic defense was ultimately fatal for himself and his ship. Carol's pleasant stroll through Inoria ended in sudden violence,the falling death killing friends, shipmates, and thousands of Inori.
Earth's first interstellar war has kicked off with a single ship at a friendly planet.
For Carol and David, their emotional journeys take on desperate new meanings as the Fleet reacts, gearing up for battle.
But first, they'll need to figure out which star system it is they're fighting.
Readers say that it's a story reminiscent of Heinlein or Pournelle, with a splash of Clancy and maybe a touch of Crichton for good measure.
A reviewer in the UK says "The book kicks [off] with great pace and draws you in to the universe he has created, great characters and [well] written action scenes loved the whole way the story develops as you read..."
There's plenty of action, but it's well seasoned with background and characters you'll care about. "You may shed a tear or two…" another reviewer said.
So, if you’re looking for an "Outstanding story with a believable plot" then this book is for you.