Monday, April 22, 2013

Browsing Area Book of the Week, April 22, 2013.

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey.
Library Call Number: PS3603.O73428L48 2011.

                       Mars and Earth are in an uneasy truce, the Outer Planets Alliance is testing the limits of their independence and over all of them are the super-corporations that own so much of the solar systems resources.
          When Jim Holden’s ship, an ice miner hauling water from Saturn’s rings, receives an SOS from the ship Scopuli that’s dead in space, the captain directs they go to its aid.  But the rescue mission quickly turns into a race for survival when an unknown warship nukes the rescuers, leaving only Holden and his shuttle crew alive.  For there is a horrible secret aboard the Scopuli, something that will change the solar system forever.
          Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to The Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.
          Holden and Miller form an uneasy alliance in their search for the truth and know the odds are against them. But something evil is loose in the solar system and  if something needs to be done, a police officer and a ship’s XO and misfit crew might be the ones who can make things right.
          Part one of a trilogy called the Expanse, this is fast-moving sci-fi with an awful twist, that’s hard to put down once started.

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