Caine Riordan, reluctant diplomatic and military intelligence operative, has just finished playing his part repulsing the Arat Kur's and Hkh'Rkh's joint invasion of Earth. But scant hours after the attackers surrender, the mysterious but potentially helpful Slaasriithi appeal to Caine to shepherd a diplomatic mission on a visit to their very alien worlds. The possible prize: a crucial alliance in a universe where the fledgling Consolidated Terran Republic has very few friends. But Caine and his legation aren't the only ones journeying into the unknown reaches of Slaasriithi space. A group of renegade K'tor are following them, intending to destroy humanity's hopes for a quick alliance. And that means finding and killing Caine Riordan. Assuming that the bizarre and dangerous Slaasriithi lifeforms don't do it first.
©2015 Charles E. Gannon (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By JC on 12-01-18

Good story, bad enemies

This book spend a lot of time with the 'bad guys' who are so flat and predictable. To the point where I found it really a struggle to keep reading. But the other points of view were great. And the amount of work the author put into describing the alien flora and fauna was incredible.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Edward on 10-06-17

Quite good for modern Sci-fi.

Still a little too much of the military component to get 5 stars. Has a more of the thinking component than most military Sci-fi. The first book was the best. If I had not finished the series, I would have given the first one 5 stars. Conflicts yes, but fewer pitched extended battles.

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