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Copyright 2016 by S. K. Dunstall

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I first read this on the 10th January 2021.

This is the second book in the Linesman series.

Ean Lambert has somehow survived the crises and traumas of the first novel "Linesman". Unfortunately there still a lot to do. In particular it looks like only he can persuade the mysterious alien lines to cooperate.

With a near total lack of confidence he still manages to do almost whatever he wants, regardless of orders an military hierarchy. If I was the captain of the ship he was on I would have spaced him the first day he arrived on a ship. But I don't really see myself captaining a spaceship. On the other hand I could see myself working in a mirror factory. OK, I'm not taking this seriously but I couldn't even finish the book. Two reasons. I still couldn't see what was special about these so-called lines and I couldn't take any more of Ean's pathetic personality issues. Furthermore the ravishing Lady Lyan was largely absent in the bits I actually read. Well, that's three reasons, but the last one was an important factor for me.

Loaded on the 20th January 2021.
Cover of Alliance
Cover art by Bruce Jensen

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