Amid rising inter-species tensions, brilliant systems Engineer Allysha Marten takes one last job to rid her of debts and her cheating husband. On the mysterious planet Tisyphor a security guard wins her trust and her affection. Together, they uncover a plot that threatens to plunge the Galaxy into inter-species war. As they scramble to prevent the coming holocaust, Allysha is horrified to learn that her new lover is ex-Admiral Chaka Saahren, the man the Ptorix call Chozhu the Destroyer, the man responsible for the death of her father, along with millions of other innocent civilians.
In a race against time, Saahren must convince Allysha to set aside her conflicted emotions about him to help him prevent the coming conflagration. And perhaps while he’s doing that, he’ll win back the only woman he’s ever loved.
Space Opera/ Science Fiction Romance. Features non-humanoid aliens and some non-specific sex scenes. There’s action adventure and politics. This book is followed on by The Iron Admiral: Deception. They’re really a two-part set.
A few comments:
Reviewers Choice Award, Twolips Reviews Feb 2012. “Ms. Van der Rol has that unique ability to paint a masterpiece with words.”
“The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy is what a proper SF story should be.”
“This book is a winner Science fiction action-adventure with a romance thrown in.”