New York Times bestselling author W. Michael Gear returns us to the world he laid out with such sure purpose in Outpost. The struggle for survival sharpens as resources dwindle, technology fails, and the grim reality of life on Donovan unfolds.
Supervisor Kalico Aguila has bet everything on a fragile settlement far south of Port Authority. There, she has carved a farm and mine out of wilderness. But Donovan is closing in. When conditions couldn't get worse, a murderous peril descends out of Donovan's sky--one that will leave Kalico bleeding and shattered.
Talina Perez gambles her life and reputation in a bid to atone for ruthlessly murdering a woman's husband years ago. Ironically, saving Dya Simonov may save them all.
Lieutenant Deb Spiro is losing it, and by killing a little girl's pet alien, she may have precipitated disaster for all. In the end, the only hope will lie with a "lost" colony, and the alien-infested reflexes possessed by Security Officer Talina Perez.
On Donovan, only human beings are more terrifying than the wildlife.
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Like a weary Hercules, Mark Talbot hunched in his battle armor. He perched on the rounded stone outcrop deep in the forest and stared up at the night sky. A combat-hardened Corporate Marine private—supposedly the toughest of the tough—he fixed tired eyes on the patterns and swirls of stars. Wondrous stars. A sparkling, frosty hoar that glittered against the soot-black sky.
Excerpted from "Abandoned"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a world Donovan is. Humans landed there and thought it was ripe for picking. Little did they know that the dna on Donovan was different than the humans. Everything on Donovan was hostile to humans. They struggle to live there, being left on their own by the ships that dropped them off.Will they survive ? Will the Corporation come back to pick up the metals that have been removed from Donovan ? This book is fascinating as Donovan is laid out bit by bit. I'm looking forward to another book in this series.
Great story and characters
I had to go back and re-read the first book and it flowed smoothly right into this chapter. Too bad it will be a while before the next book is out.
Abandoned (Donovan Trilogy #2) by W. Michael Gear In its own concept the stories of Donovan shows how you can connect to another ideology through addiction, attraction and exchanging ideas. The reader is connected and drawn into the story, like a spiral of a one way nature. The reader finds themselves addicted to the story, longing for one more page, one more moment on this chaotic and vivid world. I have been waiting patiently for the second book in the series. While Michael teased that he feels the second story was so above any others he had written he was scared that he could not elevate it more for the third book. I wanted to know what happened when I finished Outpost. Now I will wait again for Pariah just to see how the story will go. The vivid nature of Donovan, the remarkable characters, the dynamic interactions between the world and its characters is addictive. I feel like I have been remarkably changed by this story, this series, that an inner Quetzal has begun to talk within me, about how remarkable and encompassing this story is and how I just need a little bit more. Am I addicted, yes… will I find a resolution to this desire to know more, only the next two books can tell. But knowing the remarkable ability of Michael Gear to bring characters to life, I know, he will create so much more than I will ever anticipate. Now I need to read this book again. To see the vivid story line, the colorful characters, and remarkable science fiction world that is Donovan.