Deplorable practices adopted during the last century were repeatedly declared necessary if regrettable in order to win the war. Oddly enough, we’ve yet to win. You’d think somebody would have asked before this why the regrettable but necessary measures haven’t actually produced the promised results.
The star saga continue with the third book in the series, where Captain Jack Geary continues to lead the Alliance fleet in enemy space, trying to avoid the Syndics and get enough supplies to be able to combat.
Geary is avoiding enemy fleets, even if that means getting away of the Alliance-controlled space. However, that can’t last forever and Geary has to fight some bloody battles. Those battles have real and impacting causalities, which makes the story credible.
The protagonist is not a super-hero, with genious flair and incredible luck, but a leader with doubts, trying to make choices with the best information available.
The relations with Madam Co-President Victoria Rione and Captain Tanya Desjani of his flagship are subject to other people judgement, good or bad. But this does not distract from the main story, which is again full of space battles and military space tactics.
In this part, a new twist is added to the story, which makes it even more interesting, building on cues from the previous books.
This is a good book on its own, a relaxing and engaging read that I recommend for the fans of the genre.