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Terrorcruise, by Charles Brass Book Review | SFReader.com
Terrorcruise, by Charles Brass Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Clear View Press Published: 2010 Review Posted: 10/28/2013 Reviewer Rating:
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Terrorcruise, by Charles Brass
Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths
Have you read this book?
by Charles Brass is a high tech Science Fiction thriller. Five years before the
story begins a member of the interplanetary law enforcement Fleet, named Axel,
had his best friends and lover gunned down by an evil terrorist known as Hetz.
Everyone thinks Hetz is dead, but Axel believes differently and thinks he might
know where the man will strike next.
to attack stellar pleasure cruises, which are much like the ocean cruises of
today save they go from planet to planet. Since the Fleet is forcing him to
take a vacation, he decides why not book a space on the mostly likely cruise
that Hetz would hit. Along the way he meets a woman traveling incognito. They
strike up a friendship and he tells her his real reason for being on board.
with most fiction, Hetz does attack the cruise with his gang of terrorists.
Hetz plans go off well and before long he has complete control of the ship. But
Axel has other ideas and with the help of Kershie and her allies they fight
back. But it is still just one man and a few civilians against forty armed and
well trained terrorists and Axel has his work cut out for him as he faces
nearly impossible odds.
I got this
book a while ago when I took over the reviews for SFReader. It took me a little
while to get to it and I was not expecting too much, but I was happily
surprised. It ended up being inventive and well written. Some of the tech was
cool, new, and original. And not only that, it was used in the story many
times. The characters were well done and very realistic. Axel is no Neo and his
friend is not Buffy. They get beaten and injured to the point where they can barely
function. Even though Axel was outnumbered, his battle against the terrorist
believable and difficult. He did not just run into the room and kill eight with
a butter knife, like Hollywood
shows us each summer.
downsides of this novel could include that Axel got a little too lucky picking
the right ship, but if you can put that behind you and just enjoy the action,
the reader will be alright. Some of the alien races got confusing for me. The
terrorist were called Bugs, but seemed to be of different races, so I was not
sure what that really meant.
was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this book. It grabbed me and
wanted me to keep going. The characters were developed well. I would read
another book by this author.
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