From his leather Stetson to his long coat and choice of weapons, Shaw Sullivan is just a space cowboy who lives by his own code. A loner by choice, he accepted the contract to conduct a stellar census under duress...it was the only way to save his family's ranch.
Sullivan has four years to complete the mission, and he has zero intentions of letting anything get in his way least of all a desperate woman who wants to hire him to be a hero.
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What a fabulous leap into a new genre - Sci Fi Western! Shaw Sullivan is on a one-man mission to conduct a census through the colonies in space. He is back up by his AI and he is determined to do a good job to save his family's ranch back on Earth. A short time into his voyage, he somehow manages to find himself saving a runaway bride, rehabilitating a bounty hunter, employing an engineer and saving an amnesiac, all whilst convincing himself he is NOT a hero! This is not a romance as such although I loved the little hints at potential relationships that could unfold. This was really like a dysfunctional family/buddy movie. Shaw's rules reminded me of Gibbs from NCIS, crossed with Malcolm from Firefly! As a confirmed Sci Fi nerd I loved all the references to my favourite movies. The action is full on and the book moves at a fair clip. I loved the way the characters back story's unfolded and then the links between them that came through the story. These disparate souls are not quite as unconnected as they first seemed! A really novel take on Sci Fi and I want more!!