Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Captain Hawkins by L. Peter Alesso
Hawkins was an ex-Marine. He got in a bad position with his troops and got shot to pieces protecting them. They managed to save him but he's not in active service anymore. When the boy from next door asks him to help save the local hospital he says no. When the boy then asks how to do it himself, he decides if he's going to keep his honor, he's going to have to do it.
This story reminds of space opera. It's sci-fi with lots of technology, space travel, new worlds and old wars. It's a fascinating read that is similar to the Star Wars trilogy. There are very different characters but it's a deep space adventure with lots of action.
When Hawkins get the hospital defense system back up, he finds himself being railroaded into jail as a rebel supporter. He was simply protecting the hospital but they want him out of the way. He's a hometown hero and perceived as dangerous on the political front. Putting him in prison is a mistake. The prison official is sadistic and loves to torture his prisoners for made up reasons. Hawkins doesn't plan to stay there...
With a prison break, some rebel friends and other skilled men, he nabs one of the enemies war planes. This is where the story really picks up pace. There's danger everywhere and he's on the run but he also has his eye on the doctor he met at the hospital. Even if life is short, he's still looking for love.
This is the first book in this series and it will keep you reading. It's not too technical, it's very busy, and there are politics involved. (When aren't there?) Somehow I don't see Hawkins settling down very soon, so I'm sure this series will continue to be action packed and full of adventure. Why don't you try it and see?
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