- File Size: 771 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing (September 27, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 27, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005Q2WBWW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,206,648 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dax Rigby, War Correspondent Kindle Edition
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Dax Rigby works for TransWorld and has just landed on the very hot and humid planet of Aracadia. His latest assignment is to cover the war between the Flyers, a strange bird-like praying mantis type creature and the Hoppers. a grasshopperish creature. Upon first setting foot onto the planet, Dax realizes that something isn't right.
Reporting to Major Campbell, Dax is shocked when he realizes that she may be high on drugs and is acting very strange, talking about conspiracies and cover-ups. The people on the planet looked drained and devoid of life and he is bewildered as to why none of this was in his reports.
After befriending a Flyer within the first hour, Dax sets out to uncover the story. Not wishing to believe the Major, Dax hopes that all will be well. His love, Lexis is back home and the reason he is even on Arcadia is to appease her father, who pulled "strings" in order for Dax to report this mission. However, things are beginning to look like Dax will never return and if he does, will he be arrested for the things he knows and uncovers?
I enjoyed the writing style of author, John Rosenman, and was pleased to be enraptured by his flow. I have never read anything by the author and wasn't sure what to expect. I liked how Dax was written with both a naivety and worldly-ness about him. I was impressed with the world building and could almost feel the oppressive heat.
I enjoyed the intrigue and how the story drew you further in as well as the comedic aspect that Dax shared via his thoughts to the situations surrounding him. I found the descriptions of the people and the scenes to be climatic in their approach, you couldn't help but wonder what was causing such mishaps and depravity to grow.
I would give Dax Rigby, War Correspondent a four out of five stars. It was a very good read but I felt that the romance aspect was a little flat, I just didn't get the feel that Lexis was an integral part of the story and I wasn't interested in reading about her as I was with the rest of the plot. However, it is a very entertaining read, the story tie up was great and I am sure most science fiction fans will enjoy!
Nothing prepares Dax for what he finds on Arcadia. The commanding officer is a weed-smoking, thirty something woman whose time exposed to the harsh elements makes her look twenty years older. She doesn't seem to care much about what happens around Base Camp. What little information Major Campbell provides Dax isn't overly helpful, but she warns him about the Hoppers and Flyers, two alien species who seem determined to wipe out each other. When Dax takes a baby Flyer as a pet, Campbell is pretty sure he's lost his mind.
While trying to stay alive and uncover why so many of the people at Base Camp are sick, Dax is fending off Casey Frank, a pilot with a history of getting around. Archer, Head of Security, is against him. Father Ben, the physician and All-Faith chaplain believes in him. And someone--or several someones--certainly isn't what they seem.
Dax Rigby, War Correspondent is a definite page-turner. The action doesn't stop from the moment you start reading. While the romance takes a back seat to Dax's investigation, the reader understands his motivation for going to Arcadia and watches eagerly as Casey and Dax draw closer to each other. Rosenman creates an interesting world in Arcadia. It is the oppressive heat Dax notices right off, and the reader can almost feel it too. I like how the author revealed the history of the Hoppers and the Flyers, and how it played into the plot as a whole.
The book contains some adult situations, but that's not the focus of the story. You'll be so wrapped up in Dax's investigation, you won't give them much thought.
If you're a lover of science-fiction, you'll want to pick up a copy of Dax Rigby, War Correspondent. You'll be thrilled you did!