The Road of Danger (Lt. Leary / RCN #9)
Captain Daniel Leary with his friend–and spy–Officer Adele Mundy are sent to a quiet sector to carry out an easy task: helping the local admiral put down a coup before it takes place. But then the jealous admiral gets rid of them by sending them off on a wild goose chase to a sector where commerce is king and busi...more
It's a tale of a naval corvette and her crew as they are sent on a 'hopeless' task. They slowly wend their way through various challenges till finall...more
Another fun adventure with our friends, this time rather interestingly splitting our two protagonists up for a good long section. While I do enjoy the reading, I get the...more
Peace has broken out between Cinnabar and the Alliance, so there's officially not a whole lot for Leary, Adele and the rest of the crew of the Princess Cecile (the Sissies)to do. So they are in the back of beyond, delivering messages and being drafted for a 'hopeless' mission. Adele also has her own mission, from her second employer, spy-master Mistress Sand. There are a goodly number of twists and turns as the plot unfolds, of c...more
I usually enjoy the characters, and the whole Master/Commander cloning thing doesn't bug me at all. It seems that the character of Mundy is starting to become a caricature of herself, with all her main features being blown out of proportion. And her constant self analysis is starting to wear on...more
As always there's a lot going on with Adele Mundy being communications officer, spy and Lady Mundy on occasion. And Daniel is ship captain and son of an important politician.
As always Drake uses ancient history for his plot beginning, though I can seldom follow that original since it's pretty obscure.
Best if you've read previous books in the series so you know who's who and who has what roles and wha...more
After that though the story picked up well.
The events actually follow on fairly closely from the previous book - it would of been better if I'd read that one more recently.