Colony One is prepared for anything — except the saboteur who's already on board.
For Jonah Wyatt, the Space Force is his last shot at a military career. After years leading an elite task force, he was discharged from the army and stuck working one menial job after another. Now this disgraced combat specialist is headed to space. He's tasked with training his own unit aboard Elderon: colony one. Nobody bothered to tell him it would be a squad of white-hat hackers and intel eggheads who are definitely not Space Force material.
One recruit is Maggie Jones — an undercover reporter who was brought on board as a member of the press corps. Her job is to create fluffy corporate propaganda that paints the colony as a futuristic utopia, but Maggie can't follow the rules once she gets wind of a story.
When Maggie gets a tip from an unknown source, she realizes Elderon is not at all what it seems. As she gets closer to unraveling the conspiracy, Sergeant Wyatt begins to suspect that there's a spy on board. The saboteur has been with them all along, and he's been building an army of his own.
The Elderon Chronicles is now a complete series!
1. Colony One
2. Colony War
3. Colony Assassin
4. Colony World
5. Colony's End
What Readers Are Saying:
"Brilliant, exciting and engaging."
"The world-building is a fascinating effort of plausible, near-future science."
"This book takes you on a wild ride with reporters, white hat hackers, space military and spies."
"I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. Can't wait for the next one...Tarah Benner is my new favorite author."
Action packed sifi thriller
This book got me back into reading with its nonstop questions and total immersion. There were some pacing issues for me and it was a little hard to picture some of the components of the novel in my head, but overall the new world that was created with this book is totally believable and exciting!
Scifi tome of space exploration and colonization
This was an interesting tome regarding a low space colony off earth but not deep space just a 5 hour flight to earth to and from. Humans take the same issues to the colony as are found on Earth therefore there are the same problems.
I was more interested in the authors information of the innovations in AI currently and the potential problems with the Alexa like devices being reprogrammed to feed back overheard information with reprogramming. I have one but never have used it because I did not find it useful in my life.
This was an excellent book until it ended on a cliffhanger. It would have received a 5 star review. Even the afterword was good. Informative without being boring.