Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review to follow, hopefully today (June 10th, 2017) still late, today is June 24th. sorry. 10pm, will go to bed and read a few minutes.
(July 15th, 2017, cleaning up a few leftover reviews)
This is probably the best in the series so far for me, although all are really good, and even though a pattern or framework comes to surface: alternating POV's, one of which is Holden in the novels (as in contrast to the shorties&novellas).
What really gave me a warm fuzzy feeling was the actions by Holden, trying to do the right thing, weighing in equal parts law and moral and for the Greater Good of ALL the people on the lonely planet - even against OPA and Earth suggestions. Helped by the long delay communication takes.
Not taking the easy way out, even if one of the opponents is a psychopath, which Amos would simple have shot, given the chance and ok from Holden.
And that even with Miller intervening.
Very highly recommended, but if you read all novels back2back, they might feel a little too much based on the same framework. Still, worthwhile reading and I have already bought the next one, and would have bought more, but wait for the price to sink. Reading this review, I might start Nemesis Games in the next few days.
Should not be read as a standalone, you will miss out on a lot.
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