BRIEF SYNOPSIS: After taking a young woman under his protection, Master Pilot Alex Romanov gets an offer he can’t refuse, and gets in way over his head.
PROS: Enjoyable characters; subtle world building; story was easy to get into; I got a huge chuckle out of the Detective.
CONS: Novel struggles with what it wants to be; ending felt very rushed.
BOTTOM LINE: If you enjoy multi-layered stories that balance well drawn and diverse characters with subtle social commentary, this is a novel for you.
Alex Romanov woke up dead broke and put back together. After a terrible accident that quite literally sliced him in half, he spent 5 months in the hospital, regrowing limbs and learning how to walk again. As a licensed master pilot, he can pretty much write his own paycheck once the hospital released him. Provided he’s on a planet that has a need for master pilots. Which currently, he isn’t. Never one to keep his life simple, Alex takes on the responsibility of helping a young woman through her genetic transformation. And when it comes right down to it, it’s not like he had a choice.