Vigilante: A Major Ariane Kedros Novel
by Laura E. Reeve
Review by Harriet Klausner
Roc Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451462985
Date: 06 October 2009 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Everyone who knows of Aether Exploration and Consortium of Autonomous Worlds Armed Forces Reserve Major N-pilot Ariane Kedros, besides her partner Matthew Journey, sees her differently depending on their respective side of the galaxy. For instance, the Terran Exploration League (TEL) believes she is a war criminal who needs execution but is protected by their rivals the Consortium of Autonomous Worlds who see her as a heroine. The TEL hold her culpable for eradicating an entire solar system killing billions; while the CAW consider her a war hero protecting her for future assignments. The hot war has turned somewhat cold, but hostiles and ill feelings remain strong between the Autominists and the Terrans. From official release/information:
From back of book: Amid an uneasy peace between the Autonomists and the Terrans, Ariane and her partner, Matt, have discovered alien ruins on a remote moon--ruins that bear evidence of an ancient and highly advanced technology. But their discovery has drawn the interest of high-stakes players from every corner of the universe--including that of the rogue leader of a fringe Terran sect. His family was destroyed by alien technology, and to avenge them he's managed to get his hands on a temporal-distortion weapon. Now Ari must find a way to stop him before they all become ancient history.