In this explosive follow up to the Hand of God, the crew of the USS Defiance find themselves on the edge of UPA space, cut off from any assistance, floating helplessly among the stars.
Across the ship, systems are failing.
Repairs could take days, maybe even weeks, but with limited life support, the crew only has hours.
While the ship threatens to come apart around them, Lt. Commander Nax is slowly going mad, haunted by the ghost of his dead lover.
Tactical Officer Cayden Keane lies in critical condition, barely clinging to life after suffering at the hands of the Unity.
Trapped in what appears to be a no-win scenario, the crew of the Defiance turns to their captain.
Except Captain Gavin Mitchell is missing.
He's not on the ship.
He's not in their sector.
Gavin Mitchell isn't even in their universe anymore.
The plot is excellent, fast moving and thought provoking. However I’m not sure if the series is an homage to Star Trek or a rip off- probably the former I think. There is “impulse power”, a “neutral zone”, “away teams”, a grumpy ships engineer (“I’m not a miracle worker captain”) and an equally grumpy McCoy like ships doctor. Then there is a Q-like Uber being from a higher dimension. I find all this vaguely annoying but it is an enjoyable quick read nonetheless. Go figure.