Author: Patricia Cornwell
Series: Captain Chase Novel #2
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer
Release Date: January 12, 2021
A little bit sci-fi, a little bit mystery, and a whole lotta personal issues make up this Captain Chase novel.
Captain Calli Chase is back in a new adventure that kicks off with murder! Shortly after a murder is discovered, a rocket launch is hacked and NASA is forced to destroy the rocket carrying necessary supplies to a space station. As an investigator, Calli has been at the heard of it and is discouraged to find her twin sister is apparently involved. But when her truck is hacked, likely by her sister Carme, she follows the GPS coordinates to a location where she indeed finds her. But not everything is as it seems. Calli finds herself agreeing to be upgraded in the program that she and her sister have been a part of only to wake up a few days later with new skills that she will have to master in her sister’s destructive wake of acting as Calli while she was out. As the investigation heats up, she realizes that she is in for more than she bargained for as it takes her to not only the White House to brief the president, but even outside of earth’s atmosphere!
Let me start off by saying that I haven’t read the first book in this series and I think I am missing quite a bit of backstory. From what I can tell, this one pretty much picks up where the first one left off, so most of the character development for Calli, Carme, and many of the supporting characters had already happened. That said, the story line is pretty intriguing. Being NASA, there are a lot of acronyms thrown around. They are all explained, but with so many, readers may continually have to backtrack to remember what they meant throughout the book or just give up and continue the story line. One thing is certain, Calli is insecure compared to her twin sister and she likes to eat. There was so much description of food from different fast food restaurants that I started to want to go pick up an order or two. The book is pretty clean for the most part and I feel that fans of science fiction will probably enjoy this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.