Falcone Strike : Angel in the Whirlwind

  • by Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by Lauren Ezzo
  • Series: Angel in the Whirlwind
  • 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Now a celebrated war hero, Captain Kat Falcone is back at the helm of HMS Lightning...and up against near-impossible odds. After an ill-timed outburst almost ends her career, Kat is handed command of a deep-strike mission into enemy space. The objective is to gather intelligence and distract the hostile Theocracy while the Commonwealth prepares its counteroffensive.
The chances for success are slim - and for survival even slimmer.
Armed with a ragtag fleet of outdated starships, a few loyal officers, and a skeleton crew of refugees, Kat knows the Royal Navy expects her to fail. But failure almost certainly means death - or worse, as the Theocracy does not treat prisoners kindly. Pitted against the enemy defenses of her old nemesis Admiral Junayd, there is no room for error. And with a spy hidden aboard her ship, Kat will need more than her wits to survive. Can Kat enter the lion's den, strike a blow for the Commonwealth, and escape with her life?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I am hooked

Much like honour harrington and in a good way.
Entertaining and surprising plot development. But on the big scale expected results in the end.
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- Henrik

Decent, better than book 1

This is a space-naval drama that carries an enormous number of parallels with the Kris Longknife series (strong female lead from a wealthy aristocratic family, run away to the navy, promoted beyond her experience and given unrealistic odds but through wit and excellent leadership is enormously successful) , although a totally different story and political situation are at play.

Personally I like science fiction for the science and space operas for the complex politics. This story is more of a naval drama than a science fiction or a political space opera. I wish there was more focus on the science, but I am a high school science teacher so I have my personal biases. None the less, I was drawn in by the story and by the developing characters. The voice acting is great and it's a decent story, but does not compete with the Enders series, Asimov's Foundation or the more whimsical Kris Longknife.

I did find this book to be a step up from the first in the series and hopefully it will improve with further publications. I'll give it a solid three and a half stars and I'll definitely be buying the next one when it comes out.
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- Alexander

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-01-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio