Kris Longknife joined the navy to escape the shadow of her politically powerful family. Her first mission is rescuing a kidnapped child. Her second takes her to a planet decimated by a volcanic eruption. Despite everything she does to be a good ensign, two things stop her: numerous attempts on her life and a habit of forging ahead and getting things done, regardless how dangerously. Finally, she has to lead a mutiny. The politicians in her family are trying to prevent war. She agrees with them but insists on remaining in the navy. The ship she is on is part of a conspiracy to instigate war by attacking an Earth fleet during peace negotiations, but thanks to her superior information sources, she discovers this. The marines and other space sailors follow her because she is a born leader. This is a fast-paced adventure in which the heroine does a lot of maturing and eventually understands her family and how much she is a part of it. Regina SchroederCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
"Mike Shepherd" is a pseudonym for Mike Moscoe. Moscoe, a former civil servant, lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife Ellen and now writes full-time. As Mike Shepherd, he has written the five very popular Kris Longknife military science fiction adventures, with more to come!