Zander and Felix's relationship has always pushed boundaries—personal and professional alike—but their love and commitment is stronger than ever. So strong that Zander's ready to ask commitment-shy Felix the question of a lifetime when he's interrupted. The Chaos is being hacked, and crucial, top secret information about the project that created Zander—and his fellow super soldiers—has been leaked.
Neither man could have expected the enormity of what's discovered at the end of the data trail: an entire colony of super soldiers run by the very doctor who changed Zander's life forever. And now she needs them both—Zander to train her new crop of soldiers, and Felix's new crystalline arm to stabilize their body chemistry.
With help from the unlikeliest of allies, Zander, Felix and the Chaos crew must destroy the project and all its ill-gotten information. But when the team is split up and Felix is MIA after a dangerous run, galactic disaster is a very real possibility…and Zander may have missed his chance to ask for forever.
Book Five of Chaos Station
This book is approximately 76,000 words
There's a sense of closure in the darker, reflective fifth book of Jensen and Burke's far-future Chaos Station series (after Inversion Point). Felix and Zed thought they were finally going to be able to settle down, but then crucial data on the experiment that resurrected Zed is stolen, scuttling his plans with Felix and forcing both to face Zed's former military handler and the mysterious, near-omnipotent Guardians. Zed and Felix wind up marooned at the edge of occupied space, trying desperately to survive against hostile creatures and a sadistic woman who wants to make an army of super-soldiers. Difficult decisions and the risk of harm and loss are much greater than in past books. The rest of the cast also feels stronger, given a mission of their own that intersects with Zed and Felix's. The sense of isolation in deep space works well, as does the recurring theme of the nature of freedom. This apparent conclusion to the series is a fine send-off that will satisfy its fans.