Malcolm Graves lives by two rules: finish the job, and get paid. After thirty years as a collector, chasing bounties and extinguishing rebellions throughout the solar system, Malcolm does what he’s told, takes what he’s earned, and leaves the questions to someone else—especially when it comes to the affairs of offworlders.
But his latest mission doesn’t afford him that luxury. After a high-profile bombing on Earth, the men who sign Malcolm’s paychecks are clamoring for answers. Before he can object, the corporation teams him up with a strange new partner who’s more interested in statistics than instinct and ships them both off to Titan, the disputed moon where humans have been living for centuries. Their assignment is to hunt down a group of extremists: Titanborn dissidents who will go to any length to free their home from the tyranny of Earth.
Heading into hostile territory, Malcolm will have to use everything he’s learned to stay alive. But he soon realizes that the situation on the ground is much more complex than he anticipated . . . and much more personal.@goodreads
Are you serious with that ending!
It can't end like that! Where is the next book?
For some reason the main character and the book made me think of two things. Malcolm as Mel Gibson in Mad Max and the story line something like Bladerunner and I have no idea why.
Malcolm has been a collector for the Pervenio Corp for thirty years. They need something or someone gotten, he goes and gets it. There are a lot of different people out there fighting each other for a lot of different reason. I got the gist of most of it but since I have a tiny brain and some books blow my mind, I might have gotten lost in translation. That being said, we have Malcolm and he's asked to go on a big mission because some of the other people from other planets set off a bomb on Earth. Now these are all humans, but some live on Mars, the Moon, Saturn, some other places here and there and when they live in these other places, they sort of change. That's all I can tell you.
Malcolm gets paired up with a partner. He likes to work alone so he's not happy with this and the last partner he had was his daughter Aria. And lets just say things didn't work out too well in that department as he hasn't seen his daughter in a few years. So this new partner is named Zhaff and I swear I thought he was a cyborg until they explained some things in the book. He does remind me of lying cat from the Saga books. He can look at someone and saying lying, telling the truth... you know. He doesn't have humor or anything like that either.
"You do have a family, right?" I finally asked.
"I have biological parents if that is what you are implying?"
"I do. When my abilities were discovered, I was taken from them to be trained in seclusion.
Relationships would have been a distraction." He was being completely sincere. He stepped off the treadmill and dropped into push-ups. His elbows bent to perfect ninety-degree angles.
"Tell me about it. So what are these abilities? If we're going to be working together, I'd rather know something about the man who has my back other than the fact that you're a complete pain in my ass."
"Much of that information is classified."
We hear that a lot from Khaff, everything is classified which earns the eye roll from Malcolm.
I think it's totally cool that they have all of this interaction with the planets and moons and stuff. Even if I might not understand what's going on at all times, it's just awesome.
The reason people live on all of these places is because on Sept. 3, 2034, a meteorite hit Earth and killed billions of people. Therefore, many are spread out in different places as well as Earth. And Luna (our moon) has the largest ship-manufacturing plant in the entire solar system.
Penvernio Corp harvests vital gases on Mars from Saturn if I got that right. And their competitors Venta Co and they mentioned Red Wing Company are trying to say that Jupiter can harvest gases just as good.
There is a lot of fighting, politicking, and wow moments in the book. I really enjoyed it even if my little brain confused a few things!
*I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group - Hydra for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*
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