In the far future, alien technology captured by the Union Earth Privateers has fueled Earth’s tenuous expansion from a single planet to a handful of systems across the Orion Spur.
Victoria Marin, captain of the U.E. Condor, and her crew of Vultures have been running dry for months. In danger of losing her command and her credibility if she can’t locate fresh salvage, she locks onto the distress signal of an alien ship in hopes of valuable cargo. What she finds instead is First Prince Tavram, the heir apparent to one of the largest empires in known space. Tavram’s ship has been crippled after narrowly escaping an ambush and his would-be assassin is coming to finish the job.
The Vultures launch a high risk mission to rescue the prince and recover every last scrap of xenotech they can before the hunter catches up to his prey. But there are more dangers than notorious interstellar assassins when it comes to ferrying alien princes across the stars, and Victoria must contend with dangerous alliances, old grudges, and even her own government if she means to bring her crew home alive. Whether she succeeds or fails, the consequences of her choices will affect the path of all humanity.
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Can't put this book down
There's nothing I love more than a book I can't put down and once I started Vick's Vultures, I was along for the ride straight through to the end. A fresh new approach to humanity joining a crowded galaxy; it puts us on the fringe, scrapping for survival.
Fun fun read.
I stayed up way too late on a work night to finish it. It was a really fun read. He painted a good picture all the way through. There were so many well done plot twists that the Star Trek like scenarios were soon pushed to the side.
The techno babble and crude language only lasted the first chapter or so. After that it was a fun roller coaster.