On Andross Station
by J.C. Long
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: August 27, 2018
Format: ARC from NetGalley
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hikaru Adachi boards Andross Station to investigate the whereabouts of his colleague when he joins forces with Thane, a tracer, to track down one of the most wanted men to the Unity of Planets. On their investigation they uncover plans that threaten the lives of everyone on the station.
This was a short and quick science fiction read. There is not much world building, but there are enough details to visualize the alien races being introduced and the environment on Andross Station. The story is told through the perspectives of Hikaru Adachi, an Inquisitor, and Thane who, as I mentioned before, is a tracer. A tracer is just like a bounty hunter.
There is a small mystery element involved as Hikaru tries to figure out what is going on, but this is quickly overridden by the action. The action scenes occur and appear steadily throughout the story. Knowing that there were interesting action scenes I was always looking forward to the next moment.
I do have to mention that there are some male and male sexual chemistry moments, but there are no explicit scenes. While the attraction is quick I do appreciate that there is time for the characters to learn more of each other before any step is taken.
There is an interesting premise happening in this world that when the characters were added in I found myself enjoying the story. I will most likely pick this book up again if I want to read something where the world building is not so heavy.
The book does say this this is a novella in the Tracers Universe. I’m not sure if this is a series, or a collection of companions set within the same world, but I will pick up a copy if there is one.