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Friends in Deed

(Aston West #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Aston West was condemned to life on the prison planet Lycus IV for spitting in a man's face. Being forced to reside with the likes of murderers and thieves, he owes his freedom to Lars and Elijah Cassus, who orchestrated an escape. Now the twin brothers call in the favor and force him to return with their team to Lycus IV to rescue crewmate Leah Jordan. Aston discovers Lea ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 2nd 2010 by Champagne Books (first published 2010)
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Good story, great character! I am now a fan of Aston West (and TM Hunter). There's lots of action, and the tension started on page one and never let up.

The author is deft at world-building and character development. Aston West is a long suffering hero. I will read more of his series.
T.K. Toppin
Aug 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this book...might give it another read since I had to stop midway to attend to other things. If you like space, adventure, action and a smidgen of romance, you'll love this. Thanks T.M. Hunter...cannot wait for your next in the series. ...more
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Although a sequel to Heroes Die Young, the short novel Friends In Deed can be read as a stand alone adventure. It is set in the Aston West universe and features a reluctant space pirate hoodwinked into carrying out one last deed with some former "friends" that he'd just as soon forget. The protagonist's first person voice is wry and witty, but isn't overdone. We get to know Aston's back story a bit and can sympathize with his predicament, struggles, and decisions. Good story telling mixed with a ...more
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
When Aston West gets entangled with fellow escaped convicts, the twins Elijah and Lars, he knows that not a lot can go right. And, well, such is certainly the case. Especially when he's forced to return to Lycus IV, the Gohr prison world they escaped from together, in order to rescue a woman. From there things just get worse, and the question is, will Aston be able to leave the Brotherhood run by the twins - not that he really joins it in the first place?

Friends in Deed is very readable, and one
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book starts out as a lot of bad coincidences involving our hero and then things get decidedly worse. This is where the story begins to pickup and take off. The characters are developed enough so that each individual character has great interplay with another character. The action is not constantly in your face, but it's enough to keep you satisfied. There's romance thrown into the mix, with a fair amount of revenge to complete the story with a cliff hanger. It is a very good book/story to re ...more
Jennifer Dahl
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Todd and Aston have done it again. 'Friends in Deed' is another in the line of adventures of my favorite space salvage agent - excuse me, I meant 'pirate'. Stuck between a rock and a hard place once again, Aston must use all his cunning and more than a little in the way of self-preservation to pull off an escape... and learn a little something about himself he might like to have never known. ...more
Bonnie Tharp
A good space opera

if you enjoy a good space opera this is worth your time. this is the 2nd Aston west story I've read and I recommend it. TM Hunter knows how to spin a sci-fi yarn.
Cassandra Davis
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a fun romp. The book is written in first-person with the protagonist narrating. West's self-deprecating thoughts and dark humor reminded me of Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden. ...more
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T. M. Hunter has always had a fascination with travel to other worlds, earning a B. S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas. His works have often been compared to the great pulp writers of the past, which made his multiple appearances in RAY GUN REVIVAL seem almost destined. He mainly writes in his Aston West universe, with three novels in the series (HEROES DIE YOUNG, FRIENDS IN ...more

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