The Road of Danger
Captain Daniel Leary with his friendand spyOfficer 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 business is carried out by extortion and gunfights.
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
With peace between The Republic of Cinnabar and The Alliance of Free Stars, and most of humanity split between the two, Leary and his ship, the Princess Cecile, are sent on s secret mission to try and locate a Cinnabar citizen that is trying to reignite war. Joined by his good friend and spy Adele Mundy, Leary find themselves in a wild chase ...more
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This review is from: The Road of Danger (Lt. Leary Book 9) (Kindle Edition)
This is an excellent addition to the Leary/Mundy series with depth as well as action and adventure. In this volume, Captain Leary spends a large part of his time away from his ship & crew. In his absence there is more focus on Adele Mundy's intelligence activities than in most volumes. Consequently there is more espionage than space combat. This may not ...more
You might expect some filler novels this deep in the arc of the series. That's not the case here.
Vessey and Mundy have great moments, as well ad the usual Leary exploits, in and out of the atmosphere.
Yet our heroes Mundy and Leary seem to be able to piece together information that we do not even know about. That seems ...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 ...more
I think Drake is at his best describing space combat, and there just wasn't a whole lot of that in this book. There's a lot of espionage and political backdooring as the Alliance and ...more
On the bad side:
- Unfortunately, although the book has a reasonably interesting plot, I found the narrative style boring. As a result, I was glossing over stuff and getting lost in the complexities of the story, and had to go back ...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 ...more
Drake has done an excellent job here, and the book was longer ...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 ...more
This episode in the continuing story of Daniel and Adele is a well-written and focused adventure of action and politics. Once again they're forced to do the impossible beyond the edge of nowhere, and we get to see them do it in detail. There's not much extra drama in here, and perhaps not much character growth, but it is a very good story. The twists and turns taken, as well as the surprises and the battles - and battle surprises - make for hours of enjoyment. Definitely ...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.