Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 105 - Star Cluster Seven by Alex Random, Beyond Reason by Kat Martin, Injection Burn by Jason M. Hough

Star Cluster SevenStar Cluster Seven by Alex Random
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a re-release of a book originally written back in the 70's. It holds up well as far as plot. There is a slight Star Trek flavor in the backstory. Primarily this is a mystery. Rex Alston a Star Fleet Command officer was convicted of smuggling but he was framed. The entire story revolves around how and who did the framing. There is a side love story for added interest. I found the dialog a little stilted and the love story less than believable. An OK read with some tension and an ending that solved the mystery.

Beyond Reason (Texas Trilogy #1)Beyond Reason by Kat Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beyond Reason is the first book in Martin's new Texas Trilogy. I found this to have a little different flavor from her previous books. The two main characters are both in business. Cain is very successful while Carly is trying to rescue her grandfather's trucking firm. She needs help and Cain has promised her grandfather he will look after her. The business aspect is what gives this a unique flavor. There is an element of danger. Someone is trying to us Carly's trucking firm to run contraband. One person has been killed and there is the threat of more deaths. I loved the interaction between Carly and Cain. I found the danger believable and the action spot on. A really good start to a new series. Here's looking forward to the next book featuring Cain's partner.

Injection Burn (Dire Earth Duology #1)Injection Burn by Jason M. Hough
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Injection Burn starts with the three man crew of a space ship from Earth trying to run a blockade and find a missing ship. Then it leaves that crew and goes over to a ship that left Earth thousands of years ago. That is when I realized that this was a spin off from the Dire Earth Cycle and this crew was one I knew from that trilogy. As the action heats up and the two crews come the tension increases. Don't look for a solution to the problems facing both crews. This is like one book divided into two parts. Injection Burn ends with everything up in the air. I enjoyed meeting the characters both new and old and am looking forward to finding out how they solve the problems they are facing. Turns out Earth's survival may depend on their actions.

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