A reluctant hero must prevent war in space and on Earth in this fast-paced military science fiction thriller from the author of The Cold Between and Remnants of Trust—a page-turning hybrid combining the gritty, high-octane thrills of James S. A. Corey and the sociopolitical drama of Ann Leckie.
Space is full of the unknown . . . most of it ready to kill you.
When hostilities between factions threaten to explode into a shooting war on the moon of Yakutsk, the two major galactic military powers, Central Corps and PSI, send ships to defuse the situation. But when a strange artifact is discovered, events are set in motion that threaten the entire colonized galaxy—including former Central Corps Commander Elena Shaw.
Now an engineer on a commercial shipping vessel, Elena finds herself drawn into the conflict when she picks up the artifact on Yakutsk—and investigation of it uncovers ties to the massive, corrupt corporation Ellis Systems, whom she’s opposed before. Her safety is further compromised by her former ties to Central Corps—Elena can’t separate herself from her past life and her old ship, the CCSS Galileo.
Before Elena can pursue the artifact’s purpose further, disaster strikes: all communication with the First Sector—including Earth—is lost. The reason becomes apparent when news reaches Elena of a battle fleet, intent on destruction, rapidly approaching Earth. And with communications at sublight levels, there is no way to warn the planet in time.
Armed with crucial intel from a shadowy source and the strange artifact, Elena may be the only one who can stop the fleet, and Ellis, and save Earth. But for this mission there will be no second chances—and no return.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Bonesteel began making up stories at the age of five, in an attempt to battle insomnia. Thanks to a family connection to the space program, she has been reading science fiction since she was a child. She currently works as a software engineer and lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and various cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Breach of Containment by Elizabeth Bonesteel This is the third book in an excellent series. Bonesteel has crafted a future that is exciting and dismaying as it clearly shows the foibles of today are also the foibles of tomorrow. She also provides hope with her characterizations. Elena, former Chief Engineer of Galileo is back as well as Captain Greg Foster. There is still romantic tension between the two but the main focus of the story is the collusion between political and corporate entities. The colony of Yakutsk is the primary setting where two domed cities are embroiled in petty competitiveness. Scavengers are depicted as hardy pioneer types while corporate is shown to be sleazy and corrupt. Considering the amount of space junk currently in orbit around Earth it isn’t a stretch to think a couple of hundred years in the future a living could be made off of all the electronic waste we generate. Look at the tons of plastic floating in our oceans. Artificial intelligence is depicted in various degrees of sophistication. It adds to the flavor of the book. This book stands alone okay but I would recommend reading Remnants of Trust and The Cold Between for background and for sheer enjoyment. I highly recommend the book and the series. Web: elizabethbonesteel.com