OK and even though I say that, I had planned to post this review on the third and here I am certainly late again. Argh!!
Movin right along, today's post is for MD Moody's sci - fi action/adventure, Outsystem.
Synopsis:Someone is out to stop the GSS Intrepid, an interstellar colony ship, from being completed on schedule and beginning its journey to 82 Eridani. When anti-colonial activist groups are suspected, Major Tanis Richards, an officer in the field of military intelligence and counterinsurgency, is brought onboard to hunt them down.
A public disgrace Tanis suffered at the hands of the military has motivated her to leave Sol and start a new life elsewhere. She soon discerns that more than simple activist groups are arrayed against the ship and its crew. There are corporations and governments that have a vested interest in ensuring that the Intrepid never leaves the Sol system.
Tanis tightens security and fights political red tape while running up against assassins and mercenaries sent to the stop her and the Intrepid at every turn. The new friends and relationships she forges strengthen her resolve to protect the ship and keep its crew and colonists safe as they endeavor to head outsystem.
Author Info: Michael Cooper has been writing since the day he closed Return of the King and wanted more. He's written a lot of fantasy that he never tried to get published, but one day decided to try his hand at science fiction, of which he has published one book (Outsystem) and is working on the sequel, A Path in the Darkness.
Michael is a software engineer at a company which builds sites and services around the open-source CMS named Drupal and enjoys the creativity involved in building web applications.
When not writing stories or code Michael is spending time with his wife and daughter, or doing carpentry--a hobby which he has been growing over the years.His other interests include astronomy, cars and racing, blacksmithing, movies, and just about any creative work one can do.
From My Perspective:First of all, I am not much of a Sci-Fi follower. But on occasion, I like to broaden my horizons. No pun intended with this being way out in space. And I like when a different genre than I am accustomed to, actually captures my attention and holds me hostage to get to the end. Cooper's characters are very strong, especially Tanis Richards and her AI, Angela. This pairing knows no fear and they are quite capable of taking care of themselves. Tanis is all about succeeding where others may fall short. Thus the possibility of a romance blooming has her confused and torn. There is all kinds of action in this effort to find who is the saboteur; is it one or many? Or is it one all powerful and filthy rich traitor with his own game plan.
She had formed a team that far exceeds her needs in trustworthiness and success. Eventually, you arrive at a satisfactory ending.....until, wait../.no there's a cliffhanger ending, setting you up for, yes, that's right, book two.
Well my mind thought about this book for days after reading it and I had many questions for my sci-fi guy, I married 35 years ago. He could explain to me, the words that were definitely sci-fi and some of the theories put forth and my own questions about what if? Sometimes handy to have a guy like that around.
I rated this 5 Winks! I did lose sleep to see it through and I felt it was worth my beauty sleep. So if you are in to Sci-Fi, grab this read and maybe we'll meet again in book two!