An ECHO'S WAY Adventure
Persephone, a dark, alien moon drenched by incessant rain, the air poisonous and every land surface overflowing with life so hostile and aggressive that just being there is to put your life at risk. And hidden among that living morass, the greatest of all secrets.
The war between Humanity and the Tolleani, a vast and powerful galactic empire, rolls ever onward, and Echo, now a member of Fleet, finds herself in a Special Services rescue squad, assigned a mission of inestimable importance to the Federation. Faced with a virus that threatens to decimate humanity, Echo’s squad must rescue a team of scientists who may possess the solution to the crisis.
From the beginning the mission does not go as planned, becoming worse when Echo realizes the greatest threat to her continued survival comes not from the enemy, but from within her own squad. Captured by the Tolleani, she learns that her greatest enemy is also present on this tiny, deadly world.
When she discovers the true purpose of the mission, she fights to deal with her overpowering obsession to revenge her lost family. Finding herself alone, she joins the most unlikely of allies in her efforts to salvage what remains of the mission.
A science fiction action-adventure by Australian author Mike Waller author
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I love a well done sci-fi story that stars a string kick-a** heroine. Echo Bourke, the star of Mike Waller’s Echo's Way books, definitely fits that description. I just binge read the first three of these books, Solitude's End, Dark World and Enemy Ally. They are stand-alone stories but need to be read in sequence as the backstory in prior books adds to the enjoyment of each new book. It’s a total riot following as Echo grows from sole survivor on her colony world of Corros after a vicious attack by the alien race Tolleani through her escape to later adventures as she matured into one heck of a wicked warrior and leader. Plenty of twists and turns (especially in the whole premise of book 3) but uniformly excellent writing, great action-fueled plots and truly well-crafted characters. Total enjoyment is virtually guaranteed. Frankly, but for the fact that I’m literally dictating this review to my husband from my hospital bed, I could go on and on with praises. The book definitely deserves it. Since I can’t do that I will simply note that the book is most definitely one to read, and it is easy to highly recommend.
The Mysterious Amazon - Amazon Kindle
No plan ever survives contact with the enemy, right? That is particularly problematic if there are also enemies within your own unit.
This is book three of the series, but it is written as a standalone. No prior reading required to enjoy this book.
This is a military SF book. The story is well written and generally fast paced with all the twists and turns you would expect from a battle plan. The characters are well developed generally distinct, although you can spot a few stereotypes here and there. But then that is not always a bad thing. I particularly like our heroine who is one tough cookie, particularly in a tight spot. Overall, I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more by this author.
Doug - Amazon Kindle