Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
Saree is trapped. On the verge of destruction, Hal sacrificed himself so Saree could escape on Lightwave. Then the ransom demand for her best friend Nari arrives and Saree hesitates. The best way for Hal to find Saree—when he escapes—is staying on schedule, onboard Lightwave. But saving Nari from Lightwave's old enemy means taking crazy risks and tossing all their careful plans into the vacuum.
When a Gov Human military rescue team arrives, they seem like the perfect answer. But Lightwave's crew and the rescue team immediately clash, fighting for control. Saree seizes command, forcing them to work together, but her lack of experience and incompetence alienates everyone. As the ancient adage says, "Bad leaders with good intentions fold into black holes." Can Saree and Lightwave's crew survive to rescue Nari and Hal, or will freedom tick away forever? Find out in Lightwave: Circini Search today!
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After twenty years as a US Air Force space operations officer, AM now operates a laptop, trading in real satellites for fictional spaceships. AM is a volunteer leader with Team Rubicon: Disasters Are Our Business, Veterans Are Our Passion.
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This book is a great addition to the entertaining Lightwave series. It places several of its characters at crossroads and causes them to adapt to their new, life-threatening circumstances. But, what I like best about it is it shows that AM Scott is continuing in the great tradition of Heinlein and especially Roddenberry in using Science Fiction to explore the role of leadership in shaping human lives and achievements. In this novel, the command structure of the previous novels is brought into question by several events begun in the previous books of the series. How the characters adapt and find ways to work effectively together shapes the story into something akin to Captain Kirk or Picard demonstrating that it’s their people skills and not their high-tech weapons that make them living legends. And, like those other writers before her, AM Scott shows that a group of people can be both a family and a military unit; their feelings for each other are just as important to their success as their skills and smarts. The book also introduces new elements that will make book six in the series very important to the Lightwave universe. So, start at Book 1 if you have to but hurry up and read Lightwave: Circini Search!