Author: Angel Martinez
Length: Super Novel (419pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (25th February 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: A mysterious distress call draws the crew of the Hermes to what appears to be an empty, drifting ship. Empty, that is, except for the blood and gore splattered corridors and a lone survivor locked in a holding cell. Drawn to the handsome, traumatized man, the crew’s communication officer, Isaac Ozawa, makes Turk his personal responsibility. Isaac offers Turk kindness and warmth to counter the horror he experienced.
Turk longs for Isaac, but he harbors dangerous secrets. His brain is a military experiment gone wrong. When an amoral, power-hungry admiral kidnaps Isaac and uses him to convince Turk to become a cataclysmic weapon, it will take the ingenuity of the Hermes crew, the help of the enigmatic Drak’tar, and Isaac’s own stubborn will to save them.
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Glossary for words and pronunciation at end of book pg410
Review: Isaac is the communication officer on the Hermes when a distress call comes in from a drifting ship. What they find there shocks and horrifies the entire crew. They find one survivor who has dangerous secrets, but that doesn’t stop Isaac from being attracted to him. Turk has to get to the ESTO HQ (Eridani Sector Treaty Organization) to fulfill his duty. He ends up falling in love, but knows the danger is too great.
This is a fantastic, brilliantly written story that draws you in and doesn’t let you go until the very last page. Isaac was a fighter pilot with the Altairian fleet until he had an implant fitted and it didn’t mesh. Now it’s like having a ticking time bomb in his brain. Turk is a Corzin warrior who was leant to the ESTO for three years. He has been sent to their HQ by an Admiral who is trying to keep him out of the hands of another unscrupulous Admiral.
The descriptions in this book are incredible, some are pretty gruesome, some will make your stomach churn, some are touching and some will make you sigh. The relationship between Isaac and Turk is far from easy and none of it is really their fault. Turk tries to protect Isaac, but Isaac reacts badly thinking he has been stood up and lashes out when he spots Turk and it doesn’t end well for either of them. When Turk and Isaac escape, it is only the beginning of a journey that will take them across the stars and bring a civilization out of hiding.
I have to say that a science-fiction story that can embrace romance and danger combining the two and leave you feeling like you have enjoyed both to the fullest is few and far between. but this story hits all the right spots, it left my inner nerd, my inner romantic and my inner blood thirsty b***h all satisfied. The progression of this story is timed nicely, it moves smoothly along with no jagged edges anywhere to be seen, everything gets tied off nicely.
The characters are all well portrayed and well-rounded out in such a way that you can imagine them perfectly, along with their personality’s, the sex is incredibly hot and the development of Turk and Isaac’s relationship is intense but brilliantly done.
I recommend this to everyone who loves science-fiction, angst, danger, love, incredible stories, hot sex, happy ever afters and an absolutely brilliant read.