How far out of your comfort zone would you be willing to explore just to find your purpose in life? Dr. Leba Brader is a well-liked and highly skilled trauma surgeon who longs for adventure outside the safety of the base hospital. When she embarks on a quest to join an expeditionary scientific mission on a remote ice moon in order to realize her full potential and make a difference, she gets more than she expected. After enduring long hours of combat and tactical training, she is confident in her ability to compete with her military counterparts. Yet, Leba finds it difficult to adapt to the military way of thinking, obeying orders without question. Complicated by her lack of trust in her squad leader and self-doubts about her place on the mission team, she struggles in her new surroundings. DeShay Tiner is a grizzled war veteran severely injured during the last conflict. He is relegated to teaching immature recruits the way of the space warrior. Struggling to regain his former active-duty status, he too opts for the frigid wasteland. Seeing Leba's potential, Tiner becomes not only her mentor but also her close confidant and supporter. He shows her how to thrive in her new environment by changing tactics and breaking rules. After her shuttle crashes during a training exercise, Leba finds herself in the middle of a hostile environment with few resources and incooperative teammates. In order to survive, she must step up and adapt, utilizing all her skills to keep herself and the others alive.
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Loved this book! Dr. Braden's character speaks to all that have been working in a safe steady job and are ready for a change in life. She steps out of her comfort zone and puts her skills through the real test on missions that are out of her control and that tested not only her physical skills but mental skills as well. She takes you along step by step on a wild ride through months of training for this first mission with her new military company full of excitement and sadly heartbreak. Now that she has her first mission behind her I can't wait to read where her next voyage will take us.